Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
lack, yawn
Parts:
song, sing
Kun:
うたうた.う
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
519 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 歌手 【カシュ】 singer
  • 歌留多 【カルタ】 karuta (traditional Japanese playing cards; esp. hyakunin isshu karuta)
  • 短歌 【タンカ】 tanka, 31-mora Japanese poem
  • 演歌 【エンカ】 enka, traditional-style Japanese popular ballad, troubadour

Kun reading compounds

  • 歌 【うた】 song, singing, classical Japanese poem (esp. tanka), modern poetry
  • 歌う 【うたう】 to sing, to sing of (love, beauty, etc.) in a poem, to express in the form of a poem, to recite (a poem)
  • 短歌 【たんか】 tanka, 31-mora Japanese poem
  • 替え歌 【かえうた】 parody (of a song), new lyrics to an old melody, song parody
  • 歌う 【うたう】 to sing, to sing of (love, beauty, etc.) in a poem, to express in the form of a poem, to recite (a poem)
  • 歌うたい 【うたうたい】 singer, vocalist, nagauta singer (in kabuki), singer of noh chants

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ge1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

  • canción
  • cantar

Portuguese

  • canção
  • cantar

French

  • chanson
  • chanter
166 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
90 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
84 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
478 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2422 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
256 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
201 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2170 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
392 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
395 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
200 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1125 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2296 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1187 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1621 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
480 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16167 Morohashi
1825 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2945 New Nelson (John Haig)
469 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
508 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
486 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
230 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3162 2001 Kanji
4j10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-4 SKIP code
1768.2 Four corner code
1-18-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b4c Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 上 【ジョウ】 from the standpoint of, as a matter of (e.g. fact), in the field of, being of the type of, aboard (a ship or vehicle), on top of, on, above, first volume (e.g. book), superior quality, best, top, high class, going up, governmental, imperial, presenting, showing, ana-
  • 上着 【ウワギ】 coat, tunic, jacket, outer garment
  • 向上 【コウジョウ】 elevation, rise, improvement, advancement, progress
  • 北上 【ホクジョウ】 going north
  • 上人 【ショウニン】 holy priest, saint
  • 上下 【ショウカ】 top and bottom, up and down, high and low, above and below, upper and lower ends, upper and lower classes, ruler and ruled, the government and the people
  • 和尚 【オショウ】 priestly teacher, preceptor, monk (esp. the head monk of a temple), priest, head priest, second highest priestly rank in Buddhism, master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
  • 呈上 【テイジョウ】 giving, gifting, presenting
  • 上海 【シャンハイ】 Shanghai (China)
  • 上湯 【シャンタン】 top-grade Chinese soup stock

Kun reading compounds

  • 上 【うえ】 above, up, over, elder (e.g. daughter), top, summit, head (e.g. of a staircase), surface, before, previous, superiority, one's superior, one's elder, on top of that, besides, what's more, not only ... but, upon (further inspection, etc.), based on (and occurring after), matters concerning ..., as concerns ..., since (i.e. "for that reason"), honorable, venerable, place of one's superior (e.g. the throne), emperor, sovereign, shogun, daimyo, noblewoman (esp. the wife of a nobleman)
  • 上向き 【うわむき】 pointing up, pointing upward, upturn, uptrend, upward tendency
  • 父上 【ちちうえ】 father
  • 床上 【ゆかうえ】 on a floor, above floor level
  • 上 【かみ】 upper reaches (of a river), upper stream, top, upper part, upper half (of the body), long ago, beginning, first, person of high rank (e.g. the emperor), government, imperial court, imperial capital (i.e. Kyoto), capital region (i.e. Kansai), region (or direction of) the imperial palace, head (of a table), wife, mistress (of a restaurant)
  • 上手 【うわて】 upper part, upper stream, upper course of a river, right side of the stage (audience's or camera's POV), stage left (actor's POV), skillful (in comparisons), dexterity, over-arm grip on opponent's belt
  • 風上 【かざかみ】 windward, upwind
  • 御上 【おかみ】 the Emperor, His Majesty, the government, the authorities, proprietress, hostess, landlady, mistress, your wife, his wife, (one's) master, lord
  • 上げる 【あげる】 to raise, to elevate, to do up (one's hair), to fly (a kite, etc.), to launch (fireworks, etc.), to surface (a submarine, etc.), to land (a boat), to deep-fry, to show someone (into a room), to give, to send someone (away), to enrol (one's child in school), to enroll, to increase (price, quality, status, etc.), to develop (talent, skill), to improve, to make (a loud sound), to raise (one's voice), to earn (something desirable), to praise, to give (an example, etc.), to cite, to summon up (all of one's energy, etc.), to arrest, to nominate, to summon (for geishas, etc.), to offer up (incense, a prayer, etc.) to the gods (or Buddha, etc.), to bear (a child), to conduct (a ceremony, esp. a wedding), (of the tide) to come in, to vomit, to do for (the sake of someone else), to complete ..., to humbly do ...
  • 上がる 【あがる】 to rise, to go up, to come up, to ascend, to be raised, to enter (esp. from outdoors), to come in, to go in, to enter (a school), to advance to the next grade, to get out (of water), to come ashore, to increase, to improve, to make progress, to be promoted, to advance, to be made (of profit, etc.), to occur (esp. of a favourable result), to be adequate (to cover expenses, etc.), to be finished, to be done, to be over, (of rain) to stop, to lift, to stop (working properly), to cut out, to give out, to die, to win (in a card game, etc.), to be arrested, to turn up (of evidence, etc.), to be deep fried, to be spoken loudly, to get nervous, to get stage fright, to be offered (to the gods, etc.), to go, to visit, to eat, to drink, to be listed (as a candidate), to serve (in one's master's home), to go north, to be complete, to finish
  • 上がり 【あがり】 rise, increase, ascent, income, takings, earnings, proceeds, (crop) yield, return, profit, completion, end, finish, end result (e.g. of crafts), how something comes out, finish, finishing (in a board or card game, etc.), green tea (esp. in a sushi restaurant), after (rain, illness, etc.), ex- (e.g. ex-bureaucrat), former
  • 上がりこむ 【あがりこむ】 to enter (house, room, etc.), to step in
  • 芸者上がり 【げいしゃあがり】 ex-geisha, former geisha
  • 上る 【のぼる】 to ascend, to go up, to climb, to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the Sun), to rise, to go to (the capital), to be promoted, to add up to, to advance (in price), to swim up (a river), to sail up, to come up (on the agenda)
  • 上り 【のぼり】 ascent, climbing, ascending (path), climb, up-train, train heading toward the starting point of its route, upbound (esp. toward Tokyo), upstream, uphill
  • 上り下り 【のぼりくだり】 going up and down, ascent and descent, climb and descent
  • 逆上せる 【のぼせる】 to feel dizzy, to have blood rush to one's head, to lose one's cool, to be obsessed, to be infatuated, to become conceited
  • 上せる 【のぼせる】 to raise, to record, to bring up (a matter), to serve (food), to send some on out
  • 上す 【のぼす】 to raise, to record, to bring up (a matter), to serve (food), to send someone out

Readings

Japanese names:
あおい、 あげ、 い、 か、 かき、 かず、 かん、 こう、 のぼり、 ほつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shang4, shang3
Korean:
sang

Spanish

  • arriba
  • encima
  • parte superior
  • cima
  • superficie

Portuguese

  • acima
  • para cima
  • sobre
  • subir
  • galgar
  • em cima
  • escalar

French

  • au-dessus
  • haut
  • monter
  • donner (je te donne)
20 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
23 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
37 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
21 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
798 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
29 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
5 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
47 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
32 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
32 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
31 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
6 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4212 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2128 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2876 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
49 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13 Morohashi
3404 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
10 New Nelson (John Haig)
49 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
50 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
29 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
12 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1272 2001 Kanji
2m1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-2 SKIP code
2110.0 Four corner code
1-30-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e0a Unicode hex code