Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
stop
Parts:
warrior, military, chivalry, arms
Kun:
たけたけ.し
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
387 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 武 【ブ】 the art of war, martial arts, military arts, military force, the sword, valor, bravery, military officer, military man
  • 武器 【ブキ】 weapon, arms, ordnance, weapon (something used to gain an advantage), asset
  • 文武 【ブンブ】 literary and military arts, the pen and the sword
  • 威武 【イブ】 authority and force
  • 武者 【ムシャ】 warrior
  • 武者修行 【ムシャシュギョウ】 traveling about to gain skill in combat (travelling)
  • 建武 【ケンム】 Kenmu era (of unified Japan) (1334.1.29-1336.2.29), Kenmu era (of the Northern Court) (1336.2.29-1338.8.28)
  • 玄武 【ゲンブ】 Black Tortoise (god said to rule over the northern heavens), seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the northern heavens

Kun reading compounds

  • 武し 【たけし】 brave
  • 武し 【たけし】 brave

Readings

Japanese names:
う、 お、 たけし、 たけん、 ん
Chinese:
wu3
Korean:
mu

Spanish

  • guerrero
  • armas
  • valor

Portuguese

  • guerreiro
  • militar
  • cavalaria
  • armas

French

  • guerrier
  • militaire
  • chevalerie
  • armes
708 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
802 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
781 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
448 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
51 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
596 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
651 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
751 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1031 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1071 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1165 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1129 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3979 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2046 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2764 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
383 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16273 Morohashi
3210 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2959 New Nelson (John Haig)
377 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
403 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
461 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
694 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3056 2001 Kanji
4n5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-4 SKIP code
4-8-4 SKIP code
1314.0 Four corner code
41-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b66 Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert
Kun:
ちから
On:
リョクリキリイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
62 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 力 【リョク】 strength, power, proficiency, ability
  • 力役 【リキエキ】 physical labor, physical labour, physical work, forced labor imposed by the government (e.g. under the ritsuryo system)
  • 水力 【スイリョク】 hydraulic power, water power
  • 威力 【イリョク】 power, might, authority, influence
  • 力 【リキ】 strength, power, proficiency, ability, the strength of ... people, the strength of ... men
  • 力学 【リキガク】 mechanics, dynamics
  • 地力 【ジリキ】 one's own potential, real ability, one's own strength
  • 合力 【ゴウリョク】 resultant force, assistance, help, donation, alms, almsgiving

Kun reading compounds

  • 力 【ちから】 force, strength, might, vigour (vigor), energy, capability, ability, proficiency, capacity, faculty, efficacy, effect, effort, endeavours (endeavors), exertions, power, authority, influence, good offices, agency, support, help, aid, assistance, stress, emphasis, means, resources
  • 力強い 【ちからづよい】 powerful, strong, forceful, vigorous, reassuring, encouraging
  • 強い力 【つよいちから】 strong interaction, strong force
  • 弱い力 【よわいちから】 weak force, weak interaction

Readings

Japanese names:
じから、 つとむ
Chinese:
li4
Korean:
ryeog

Spanish

  • potencia
  • poder
  • fuerza
  • energía
  • vigor
  • énfasis

Portuguese

  • força
  • forte
  • esforço
  • suportar
  • exercer

French

  • force
  • fort
  • puissance
  • tension
  • tenir le coup
  • s'efforcer
  • employer (force)
148 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
38 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
74 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
69 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
715 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
53 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
128 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
11 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
100 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
100 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
173 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
207 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4178 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2114 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
866 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2288 Morohashi
3371 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
521 New Nelson (John Haig)
858 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
922 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
38 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
9 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1645 2001 Kanji
2g0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
4002.7 Four corner code
46-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
529b Unicode hex code