Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
plum
Kun:
うめ
On:
バイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1232 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 梅雨 【ツユ】 rainy season (in Japan usu. from early June to mid-July), rain during the rainy season
  • 梅雨前線 【バイウゼンセン】 seasonal rain front
  • 松竹梅 【ショウチクバイ】 pine, bamboo and plum (an auspicious grouping), high, middle and low (ranking), top, middle and bottom, upper, medium, lower, first, second and third (class)
  • 紅梅 【コウバイ】 red-blossomed plum tree, red Japanese apricot

Kun reading compounds

  • 梅 【うめ】 Japanese apricot (Prunus mume), Japanese plum, ume, Chinese plum, lowest (of a three-tier ranking system)
  • 梅干し 【うめぼし】 umeboshi, pickled dried ume, pickled dried plum
  • 青梅 【あおうめ】 unripe plum
  • 紅梅 【こうばい】 red-blossomed plum tree, red Japanese apricot

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mei2
Korean:
mae

Spanish

  • ciruela
  • ciruelo

Portuguese

  • ameixa

French

  • prune
592 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1689 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1009 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2258 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1162 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1436 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1374 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1734 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1856 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
969 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1096 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1159 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
626 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
833 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
470 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14795P Morohashi
925 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2666 New Nelson (John Haig)
460 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
499 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
555 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1847 2001 Kanji
4a6.27 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
4895.7 Four corner code
1-39-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6885 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
Variants:
bowl, rice tub, pot, crown
On:
ハチハツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1890 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鉢 【ハチ】 bowl, pot, basin, flowerpot, crown, brainpan
  • 鉢植え 【ハチウエ】 potted plant, potting
  • 乳鉢 【ニュウバチ】 mortar
  • 衣鉢 【イハツ】 mysteries of one's master's art, robes and a bowl (monk's key possessions auctioned off at his funeral), transmission of the dharma from master to disciple (in Zen)
  • 托鉢 【タクハツ】 religious mendicancy, asking for alms, monk's begging, going with one's bowl to the meditation hall at mealtime (in a Zen temple)
  • 衣鉢 【イハツ】 mysteries of one's master's art, robes and a bowl (monk's key possessions auctioned off at his funeral), transmission of the dharma from master to disciple (in Zen)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bo1
Korean:
bal

Spanish

  • tazón
  • escudilla
  • cuenco
  • choque de cabezas

Portuguese

  • taça
  • balde de arroz
  • pote
  • coroa

French

  • bol
  • bol à riz
  • pot
  • couronne
1705 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1936 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4840 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1846 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1945 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1820 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1969 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1597 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1815 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2144 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1123 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1524 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
277 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40317 Morohashi
1708 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6249 New Nelson (John Haig)
271 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
289 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1681 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2855 2001 Kanji
8a5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-5 SKIP code
8513.0 Four corner code
1-40-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9262 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
Kun:
くさくさ--ぐさ
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N3
967 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 草 【ソウ】 draft, rough copy, highly cursive style (of writing Chinese characters), grass style
  • 草案 【ソウアン】 draft (for a speech, bill, etc.)
  • 除草 【ジョソウ】 weeding
  • 起草 【キソウ】 drafting (e.g. a bill), drawing up

Kun reading compounds

  • 草 【くさ】 grass, weed, herb, thatch, ninja, not genuine, substandard, LOL, haha
  • 草刈り 【くさかり】 mowing, mower
  • 水草 【みずくさ】 water plant, aquatic plant, waterweed, hydrophyte
  • 若草 【わかくさ】 green grass, young (fresh) grass

Readings

Japanese names:
そ、 や
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cao3
Korean:
cho

Spanish

  • hierba
  • planta

Portuguese

  • grama
  • erva daninha
  • ervas
  • pasto
  • escrever
  • esboçar

French

  • herbe
  • mauvaise herbe
  • plantes
  • pâturage
  • écrire
  • ébauche
106 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
57 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
162 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
705 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3939 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
118 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
865 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
934 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
249 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
249 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
567 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
652 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2813 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1953 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
229 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30945P Morohashi
2263 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5032 New Nelson (John Haig)
224 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
238 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
77 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k6.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4440.6 Four corner code
1-33-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8349 Unicode hex code