Jisho

×

5 strokes
Radical:
stop
Parts:
correct, justice, righteous, 10**40
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
143 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 正 【セイ】 (logical) true, regular, 10^40, ten thousand undecillion, original, positive, greater than zero
  • 正解 【セイカイ】 correct, right, correct interpretation (answer, solution)
  • 検事正 【ケンジセイ】 chief public prosecutor
  • 適正 【テキセイ】 reasonable, suitable
  • 正 【ショウ】 greater (of equal court ranks), upper, senior, director (highest of the four administrative positions of the ritsuryo period), chief, exactly, precisely
  • 正月 【ショウガツ】 New Year (esp. first three days), first month of the year, January
  • 大正 【タイショウ】 Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25), Taisho era
  • 賀正 【ガショウ】 A Happy New Year!

Kun reading compounds

  • 正しい 【ただしい】 right, correct, proper, righteous, just, honest, truthful, lawful
  • 正しい行い 【ただしいおこない】 conducting oneself properly, right conduct, doing the right thing
  • 正す 【ただす】 to correct, to rectify, to reform, to amend, to redress, to straighten (one's posture, collar, etc.), to adjust
  • 糺す 【ただす】 to ascertain, to confirm, to verify, to make sure of
  • 正 【まさ】 exact, precise
  • 正に 【まさに】 exactly, surely, certainly, just, right then, just then, at that moment, just (about to), on the verge (of doing or happening), duly, naturally
  • 正に 【まさに】 exactly, surely, certainly, just, right then, just then, at that moment, just (about to), on the verge (of doing or happening), duly, naturally

Readings

Japanese names:
おお、 くに、 ま、 まさし、 ただし
Chinese:
zheng4, zheng1
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • correcto
  • justo
  • arreglar
  • enderezar

Portuguese

  • corrigir
  • justiça
  • correto
  • direito
  • 10 elevado a 40

French

  • correct
  • positif
  • juste
  • droit
  • 10**40
46 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
79 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
41 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
109 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
27 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
123 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
203 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
205 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
275 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
275 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
407 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1128 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4296 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2172 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2926 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
385 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16255 Morohashi
3484 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2955 New Nelson (John Haig)
379 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
405 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
139 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
42 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3173 2001 Kanji
2m3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-1 SKIP code
1010.1 Four corner code
32-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b63 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
say, word
Kun:
い.うこと
On:
ゲンゴン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
83 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 言 【ゲン】 word, remark, statement
  • 言及 【ゲンキュウ】 reference, allusion
  • 過言 【カゴン】 exaggeration, overstatement, saying too much, misstatement, slip of the tongue, gaffe
  • 狂言 【キョウゲン】 kyogen, farce presented between noh plays or during the interlude of a noh play, kabuki play, kabuki performance, make-believe, ruse, trick
  • 言語 【ゲンゴ】 language
  • 言下 【ゲンカ】 promptly
  • 過言 【カゴン】 exaggeration, overstatement, saying too much, misstatement, slip of the tongue, gaffe
  • 二言 【ニゴン】 double-dealing, double tongue, going back on what one has said, repeating oneself

Kun reading compounds

  • 言う 【いう】 to say, to utter, to declare, to name, to call, to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"), to make a noise
  • 言うまでもない 【いうまでもない】 goes without saying, needless to say, obvious
  • 言 【げん】 word, remark, statement
  • 言葉 【ことば】 language, dialect, word, words, phrase, term, expression, remark, speech, (manner of) speaking, learning to speak, language acquisition
  • 禍言 【まがごと】 ominous word, ill-omened word, misfortune
  • 二言 【ふたこと】 two words, repetition

Readings

Japanese names:
とき
Chinese:
yan2
Korean:
eon

Spanish

  • palabras
  • decir

Portuguese

  • Dizer
  • palavras

French

  • dire
392 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
118 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
274 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
279 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4309 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
43 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
85 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
439 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
66 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
66 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
203 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1653 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2440 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1233 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1698 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
341 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35205 Morohashi
1941 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5552 New Nelson (John Haig)
335 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
357 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
44 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
142 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-6 SKIP code
0060.1 Four corner code
24-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a00 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece
Kun:
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
414 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 葉 【ヨウ】 counter for leaves, pieces of paper, etc., counter for boats
  • 葉胃 【ヨウイ】 omasum, psalterium, third compartment of the stomach in ruminants
  • 枝葉 【シヨウ】 branches and leaves, foliage, unimportant details, nonessentials, side issue, digression
  • 中葉 【チュウヨウ】 about the middle (of an era), middle lobe (right lung), median lobe (prostate)

Kun reading compounds

  • 葉 【は】 leaf, blade (of grass), (pine) needle
  • 葉書 【はがき】 postcard, memo, note, card
  • 枝葉 【しよう】 branches and leaves, foliage, unimportant details, nonessentials, side issue, digression
  • 一葉 【いちよう】 one leaf, one page, one sheet, one card, one photo, one boat

Readings

Japanese names:
よ、 わ
Chinese:
xie2, ye4, she4
Korean:
yeob, seob

Spanish

  • hoja
  • contador de cosas planas
  • follaje

Portuguese

  • folha
  • avião
  • ponta
  • agulha
  • lâmina
  • lança
  • sufixo p/ contagem de coisas chatas

French

  • feuille
  • lobe
  • aiguille
  • brin (herbe)
  • fragment
  • compteur d'objets plats
327 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
428 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
405 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
405 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4001 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
179 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
870 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1991 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
253 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
253 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
569 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
663 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2912 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1497 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2024 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
233 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31387P Morohashi
2321 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5129 New Nelson (John Haig)
228 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
243 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
275 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
412 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k9.21 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-9 SKIP code
2-3-8 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
45-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8449 Unicode hex code

使

8 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
use, send on a mission, order, messenger, envoy, ambassador, cause
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
219 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 使 【シ】 messenger, police and judicial chief (Heian and Kamakura periods), klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering)
  • 使者 【シシャ】 messenger, envoy, emissary
  • 特使 【トクシ】 special envoy
  • 実力行使 【ジツリョクコウシ】 use of force

Kun reading compounds

  • 使う 【つかう】 to use (a thing, method, etc.), to make use of, to put to use, to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.), to employ, to handle, to manage, to manipulate, to use (time, money, etc.), to spend, to consume, to use (language), to speak
  • 使い 【つかい】 errand, mission, going as envoy, messenger, bearer, errand boy, errand girl, familiar spirit, use, usage, user, trainer, tamer, charmer
  • 使い方 【つかいかた】 way to use something, treatment, management (of help)
  • 春の使い 【はるのつかい】 Japanese bush warbler, messenger of spring

Readings

Chinese:
shi3, shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • usar
  • manejar
  • emplear

Portuguese

  • Uso
  • usar

French

  • utiliser
224 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
303 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
287 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
226 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
432 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
210 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
117 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
556 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
331 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
331 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
199 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
89 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
100 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
68 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
72 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
999 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
573 Morohashi
90 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
196 New Nelson (John Haig)
990 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1065 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
239 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
298 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2166 2001 Kanji
2a6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-6 SKIP code
2520.6 Four corner code
27-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f7f Unicode hex code