Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
mother, do not 毋 (母, ⺟)
Parts:
mother
Kun:
はは
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
570 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 母国 【ボコク】 one's homeland
  • 母校 【ボコウ】 alma mater
  • 養父母 【ヨウフボ】 adoptive parents
  • 空母 【クウボ】 aircraft carrier

Kun reading compounds

  • 母 【はは】 mother
  • 母親 【ははおや】 mother
  • 必要は発明の母 【ひつようははつめいのはは】 necessity is the mother of invention
  • 義理の母 【ぎりのはは】 mother-in-law, foster mother, stepmother
  • 母屋 【もや】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline, main building (of a manor), central room (in traditional palatial-style architecture)
  • 母屋桁 【もやげた】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline
  • 雲母 【うんも】 mica, isinglass
  • 乳母 【うば】 wet nurse, nursing mother

Readings

Chinese:
mu3
Korean:
mo

Spanish

  • madre
  • base
  • cimientos

Portuguese

  • mãe
  • materno

French

  • maman
  • mère
137 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
222 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
203 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
554 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2466 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
89 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
65 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
326 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
112 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
112 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
74 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4287 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2917 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
102 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16723 Morohashi
3475 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3005 New Nelson (John Haig)
101 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
105 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
317 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
114 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3647 2001 Kanji
0a5.36 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-1 SKIP code
7750.0 Four corner code
42-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bcd Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 first sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November)
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first Day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 first of the sexagenary cycle
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 thirty-seventh of the sexagenary cycle

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Chinese:
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
Kun:
くさくさ--ぐさ
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N3
967 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 草 【ソウ】 draft, rough copy, cursive script, "grass" kanji
  • 草案 【ソウアン】 draft (for a speech, bill, etc.)
  • 除草 【ジョソウ】 weeding
  • 起草 【キソウ】 drafting (e.g. a bill), drawing up

Kun reading compounds

  • 草 【くさ】 grass, weed, herb, thatch, ninja, not genuine, substandard, laughter, LOL
  • 草刈り 【くさかり】 mowing, mower
  • 水草 【すいそう】 water plant
  • 若草 【わかくさ】 green grass, young (fresh) grass

Readings

Japanese names:
そ、 や
Chinese:
cao3
Korean:
cho

Spanish

  • hierba
  • planta

Portuguese

  • grama
  • erva daninha
  • ervas
  • pasto
  • escrever
  • esboçar

French

  • herbe
  • mauvaise herbe
  • plantes
  • pâturage
  • écrire
  • ébauche
106 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
57 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
162 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
705 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3939 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
118 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
865 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
934 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
249 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
249 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
567 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
652 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2813 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1953 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
229 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30945P Morohashi
2263 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5032 New Nelson (John Haig)
224 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
238 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
77 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k6.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4440.6 Four corner code
33-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8349 Unicode hex code