Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
creek, inlet, bay
Kun:
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
704 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 江 【コウ】 large river (esp. the Yangtze), Lake Biwa
  • 江上 【コウジョウ】 (on the) bank of a large river
  • 長江 【チョウコウ】 Yangtze River, Changjiang River
  • 揚子江 【ヨウスコウ】 Yangtze River (in China)

Kun reading compounds

  • 江 【え】 inlet, bay
  • 縁 【えん】 fate, destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together), relationship (e.g. between two people), bond, link, connection, family ties, affinity, opportunity, chance (to meet someone and start a relationship), pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes), narrow open-air veranda
  • 堀江 【ほりえ】 canal
  • 濁り江 【にごりえ】 muddy inlet or creek

Readings

Japanese names:
くん、 とうみ、 み、 りえ
Chinese:
jiang1
Korean:
gang

Spanish

  • gran río
  • ensenada
  • bahía

Portuguese

  • riacho
  • pequena baía em lagos
  • baía

French

  • baie
  • crique
  • anse
  • rivière
1244 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
517 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2491 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
994 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1458 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
252 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
821 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
840 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
905 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1160 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
257 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
162 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
195 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
141 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17140 Morohashi
221 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3045 New Nelson (John Haig)
139 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
148 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1085 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
372 2001 Kanji
3a3.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
3111.0 Four corner code
25-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c5f Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
door, house 戶 (户, 戸)
Parts:
door, counter for houses, door radical (no. 63)
Kun:
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
575 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 戸 【コ】 counter for houses, households, apartments, etc.
  • 戸外 【コガイ】 open-air, outdoors
  • 一戸 【イッコ】 one house, household
  • 下戸 【ゲコ】 someone who can't drink, non-drinker, temperate man

Kun reading compounds

  • 戸 【と】 door (esp. Japanese-style), shutter, window shutter, entrance (to a home), narrows
  • 戸惑い 【とまどい】 being at sea, losing one's bearings, confusion, wonderment
  • 鳴門 【なると】 strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, whirlpool, maelstrom, kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern, Naruto, city in NE Tokushima pref, Naruto Strait, Naruto wakame
  • 引き戸 【ひきど】 sliding door

Readings

Japanese names:
え、 へ
Chinese:
hu4
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • puerta
  • casa
  • puerta corrediza

Portuguese

  • Porta

French

  • porte
  • compteur de maisons
  • radical porte (no 63)
69 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
120 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
108 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
342 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1817 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
126 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
551 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
59 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
152 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
152 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
534 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
841 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2429 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1227 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1691 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1085 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11696X Morohashi
1930 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2048 New Nelson (John Haig)
1076 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1157 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
90 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3060 2001 Kanji
4m0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
3020.7 Four corner code
3027.7 Four corner code
24-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6238 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
in front, before
Kun:
まえ-まえ
On:
ゼン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
27 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 前 【ゼン】 the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"), previous, one-time, former, pre- (e.g. "premodern"), before, earlier
  • 前衛 【ゼンエイ】 advance guard, vanguard, avant-garde (e.g. music)
  • 中前 【チュウゼン】 front of center field, front of centre field
  • 風前 【フウゼン】 where the wind blows

Kun reading compounds

  • 前 【まえ】 ago, before (some event), previously, (minutes) to (the hour), in front (of), before (e.g. the house), head (of a line), front (e.g. of a bus), fore part, in the presence of, helping, portion, privates, private parts
  • 前売り 【まえうり】 advance sale, booking
  • 左前 【ひだりまえ】 wearing a kimono with the right side over the left (normally used only for the dead), going badly (one's business, one's fortune, the economy), being in a bad financial situation, front left, front and left, before and left
  • 出前 【でまえ】 home delivery (of food), outside catering

Readings

Japanese names:
さき、 さと、 まい
Chinese:
qian2
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • antes
  • delante de

Portuguese

  • em frente
  • antes

French

  • devant
  • avant
102 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
177 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
159 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
38 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
595 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
139 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
23 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
47 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
47 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
29 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
196 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2819 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1453 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1957 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
296 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2011X Morohashi
2266 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
490 New Nelson (John Haig)
290 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
309 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
53 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
182 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
943 2001 Kanji
2o7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
2-2-7 SKIP code
8022.1 Four corner code
33-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
524d Unicode hex code

寿

7 strokes
Radical:
thumb, inch
Parts:
Variants:
longevity, congratulations, one's natural life
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
1245 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 寿命 【ジュミョウ】 life span
  • 寿府 【ジュネーブ】 Geneva
  • 喜寿 【キジュ】 77th birthday
  • 米寿 【ベイジュ】 88th birthday
  • 寿司 【スシ】 sushi, anything made with vinegared rice (may also contain vegetables, spices, fish, or other delicacies)
  • すき焼き 【スキヤキ】 sukiyaki, thin slices of beef, cooked with various vegetables in a table-top cast-iron pan
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce

Kun reading compounds

  • 寿 【ことぶき】 congratulations, felicitations, best wishes, longevity, long life
  • 寿教室 【ことぶききょうしつ】 culture courses for the aged
  • 新年の寿 【しんねんのことぶき】 New Years greetings
  • 寿く 【ことぶく】 to congratulate, to wish one well
  • 寿ぐ 【ことほぐ】 to congratulate, to wish (someone) well, to celebrate

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 じ、 じゅう、 すっ、 すみ、 とし、 としかつ、 なが、 のぶ、 のり、 ひさ、 ひさし、 やす
Chinese:
shou4
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • longevidad
  • felicitaciones

Portuguese

  • longevidade
  • congratulações
  • vida natural

French

  • longévité
  • félicitations
  • vie
1351 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1132 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
194 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1786 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1221 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
539 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1550 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1652 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1327 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
501 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4372 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2215 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2979 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1579 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7419P Morohashi
3557 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1374 New Nelson (John Haig)
1565 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1687 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1115 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1448 2001 Kanji
0a7.15 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-4 SKIP code
5004.0 Four corner code
5034.0 Four corner code
28-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bff Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
director, official, govt office, rule, administer
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
759 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 司 【シ】 office (government department beneath a bureau under the ritsuryo system)
  • 司会 【シカイ】 leading a meeting, presiding over a meeting, officiating at a ceremony, chairmanship, chairman, presenter, host, moderator, master of ceremonies
  • 公司 【コウシ】 company, firm (in China)
  • にぎり寿司 【ニギリズシ】 nigirizushi, hand-formed sushi with a topping of seafood, etc.

Kun reading compounds

  • 司る 【つかさどる】 to rule, to govern, to administer

Readings

Japanese names:
つ、 つか、 つかさ
Chinese:
si1
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • dirigir
  • gobernar
  • ordenar

Portuguese

  • diretor
  • oficial
  • escritório do govt
  • regra
  • administrar

French

  • directeur
  • fonctionnaire
  • bureau administratif
  • gouverner
  • administrer
412 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
524 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
497 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
712 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
877 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
761 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
400 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
164 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
842 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
861 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1204 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
318 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3648 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1861 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2538 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1881 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3257 Morohashi
2931 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
698 New Nelson (John Haig)
1863 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2007 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
451 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3549 2001 Kanji
3d2.14 The Kanji Dictionary
3-1-4 SKIP code
1762.0 Four corner code
27-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53f8 Unicode hex code