Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
weapon, lance
Parts:
Variants:
kill, murder, butcher, slice off, split, diminish, reduce, spoil
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
581 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 殺意 【サツイ】 intent to kill, intent to murder, urge to kill, murderous impulse
  • 殺害 【サツガイ】 killing, murder
  • 他殺 【タサツ】 murder
  • 併殺 【ヘイサツ】 double play
  • 相殺 【ソウサイ】 offset, offsetting each other, cancelling each other out, counterbalancing, set-off, setoff
  • 減殺 【ゲンサイ】 lessening, diminishing, reducing
  • 殺害 【サツガイ】 killing, murder
  • 刹那 【セツナ】 moment, instant, kshana, duration of a single mental event (about 1/75 second), shortest possible interval of time
  • 歳殺 【サイセツ】 Saisetsu, one of the eight gods of the koyomi

Kun reading compounds

  • 殺す 【ころす】 to kill, to slay, to murder, to slaughter, to suppress, to block, to hamper, to destroy (e.g. talent), to eliminate (e.g. an odour), to spoil (e.g. a flavour), to kill (e.g. one's speed), to suppress (a voice, feelings, etc.), to hold back, to stifle (a yawn, laugh, etc.), to hold (one's breath), to put out (a runner), to pawn, to put in hock
  • 削ぐ 【そぐ】 to chip (off), to shave (off), to slice (off), to sharpen, to dampen (e.g. enthusiasm), to discourage, to weaken, to reduce

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sha1, shai4
Korean:
sal, soe

Spanish

  • matar
  • quitar la vida

Portuguese

  • matar
  • assassinato
  • açougueiro
  • fatiar
  • partir
  • diminuir
  • reduzir
  • corromper

French

  • tuer
  • meurtre
  • massacrer
  • abattre
  • trancher
  • fendre
  • diminuer
  • réduire
  • gâcher
614 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
515 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
488 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
546 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2454 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
419 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
657 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1138 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
576 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
585 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
610 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1140 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1677 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
889 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1208 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1507 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16629 Morohashi
1324 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2994 New Nelson (John Haig)
1493 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1607 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
470 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
545 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2968 2001 Kanji
4a6.35 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-4 SKIP code
4794.7 Four corner code
1-27-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bba Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
insect
Parts:
Variants:
insect, bug, temper
Kun:
むし
On:
チュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N2
1351 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 虫垂炎 【チュウスイエン】 appendicitis
  • 虫えい 【チュウエイ】 gall (abnormal plant growth formed by insects)
  • 幼虫 【ヨウチュウ】 larva, grub, maggot
  • 寄生虫 【キセイチュウ】 parasite
  • 虫部 【キブ】 insect radical, worm radical
  • 蟻巻 【アリマキ】 aphid, plant louse, plant lice

Kun reading compounds

  • 虫 【むし】 insect, bug, cricket, moth, worm, roundworm, one's emotions, one's feelings, nervousness, fretfulness, person devoted to one thing, single-minded person, valve core, mushi (type of game played with a stripped deck)
  • 虫歯 【むしば】 cavity, tooth decay, decayed tooth, dental caries
  • 苦虫 【にがむし】 bitter-tasting bug
  • 馬追虫 【うまおいむし】 Hexacentrus japonicus (species of katydid), Hexacentrus unicolor (species of katydid)

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chong2, hui3
Korean:
hwe, chung

Spanish

  • insecto
  • bicho

Portuguese

  • inseto
  • bichinho
  • temperamento

French

  • insecte
  • vermine
  • ver
  • reptile
  • colère
114 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
74 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
56 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1073 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4115 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
133 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
875 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
324 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
873 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
893 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
466 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1604 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4343 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2199 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2959 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
523 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32804 Morohashi
3530 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5275 New Nelson (John Haig)
517 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
556 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
60 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1671 2001 Kanji
6d0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-3 SKIP code
2-4-2 SKIP code
5013.6 Four corner code
1-35-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
866b Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
dose, medicine, drug
Kun:
かるけず.る
On:
ザイスイセイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1151 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 剤 【ザイ】 medicine, agent, (chemical) substance, drug, dose
  • 剤形 【ザイケイ】 dosage form
  • 薬剤 【ヤクザイ】 medicine, drug, chemical
  • 覚醒剤 【カクセイザイ】 stimulant (e.g. psychoactive drugs like methamphetamine, ritalin, etc.)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji4
Korean:
je, ja

Spanish

  • medicina
  • droga

Portuguese

  • dose
  • remédio
  • droga

French

  • dose
  • médicament
  • drogue
  • produit pour...
1296 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
949 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5424 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1497 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1096 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
550 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
559 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1780 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
200 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2102 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1094 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1491 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1746 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2076P Morohashi
1669 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
493 New Nelson (John Haig)
1730 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1867 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1312 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
443 2001 Kanji
2f8.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-2 SKIP code
0220.0 Four corner code
1-26-62 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5264 Unicode hex code