Jisho

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12 strokes (also 13)
Radical:
tree
Parts:
poles, settlement, conclusion, end, highest rank, electric poles, very, extremely, most, highly, 10**48
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
460 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 極 【キョク】 pole, climax, extreme, extremity, culmination, height, zenith, nadir
  • 極右 【キョクウ】 far right (in politics), extreme right, ultraconservative
  • 消極 【ショウキョク】 passive, negative, conservative, depolarization
  • 対極 【タイキョク】 antipodes, other (opposite) extreme, opposite, antithesis
  • 極 【ゴク】 quite, very, 10^48, quindecillion
  • 極秘 【ゴクヒ】 absolute secrecy
  • 極々 【ゴクゴク】 extremely, highly
  • 失礼至極 【シツレイシゴク】 extremely rude, impertinent, impolite

Kun reading compounds

  • 極める 【きわめる】 to carry to extremes, to go to the end of something, to investigate thoroughly, to master
  • 極まる 【きわまる】 to reach an extreme, to reach a limit, to terminate, to come to an end, extremely, to be stuck, to be in a dilemma, to be at a loss, to be decided, to be settled
  • 極まり 【きわまり】 extremity, end, bound, limit
  • 極まりない 【きわまりない】 extremely, in the extreme, knows no bounds (e.g. rudeness), unparalleled, boundless (e.g. universe, ocean), limitless
  • 極み 【きわみ】 height, acme, extremity, peak, end, limit
  • 決める 【きめる】 to decide, to choose, to determine, to make up one's mind, to resolve, to set one's heart on, to settle, to arrange, to set, to appoint, to fix, to clinch (a victory), to decide (the outcome of a match), to persist in doing, to go through with, to always do, to have made a habit of, to take for granted, to assume, to dress up, to dress to kill, to dress to the nines, to carry out successfully (a move in sports, a pose in dance, etc.), to succeed in doing, to immobilize with a double-arm lock (in sumo, judo, etc.), to eat or drink something, to take illegal drugs
  • 決まる 【きまる】 to be decided, to be settled, to be fixed, to be arranged, to be unchanging, to be the same (as always), to be fixed, to be set, to be a fixed rule, to be destined, to be a convention, to be a custom, to be common knowledge, to be well executed (of a manoeuvre in a sport, game, etc.), to go well, to succeed, to connect (of a punch), to look good (of clothing), to look sharp, to be stylish, to suit one, to be held in place (of a hairdo), to be struck and held (of a pose in kabuki)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji2
Korean:
geug

Spanish

  • polo terrestre o magnético
  • muy
  • sumamente
  • extremadamente
  • alcanzar un extremo

Portuguese

  • postes
  • acordo
  • conclusão
  • fim
  • a mais alta posição
  • postes elétricos
  • muitos
  • extremamente
  • maior
  • altamente
  • 10 elevado a48

French

  • extrêmes
  • pôles (N et S)
  • décision
  • conclusion
  • fin
  • plus haut rang
  • pôles électriques
  • très
  • extrêmement
  • le plus
  • hautement
  • 10**48
382 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
488 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
464 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
652 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2305 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
597 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
639 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1896 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
336 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
679 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1100 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1243 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
695 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
900 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1922 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15181 Morohashi
1017 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2753 New Nelson (John Haig)
1903 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2052 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
311 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
584 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1872 2001 Kanji
4a8.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-8 SKIP code
4191.4 Four corner code
1-22-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6975 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
Variants:
secret, conceal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
862 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 秘 【ヒ】 secret, mystery
  • 秘書 【ヒショ】 (private) secretary, treasured book, secret book
  • 部外秘 【ブガイヒ】 restricted, confidential
  • 社外秘 【シャガイヒ】 company secret

Kun reading compounds

  • 秘める 【ひめる】 to hide, to keep to oneself
  • 密か 【ひそか】 secret, private, surreptitious

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mi4, bi4, lin2
Korean:
bi

Spanish

  • secreto
  • misterio
  • mala evacuación
  • esconder
  • mantener en secreto

Portuguese

  • segredo
  • esconder

French

  • garder secret
  • cacher
974 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
964 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
865 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3281 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
940 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1583 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1117 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
807 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
824 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1102 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1436 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1490 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
787 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1074 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
913 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24977 Morohashi
1159 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4140 New Nelson (John Haig)
904 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
970 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
915 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2259 2001 Kanji
5d5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
2390.0 Four corner code
1-40-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79d8 Unicode hex code