Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
method, law, rule, principle, model, system
Kun:
のり
On:
ホウハッホッフラン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
100 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 法 【ホウ】 law, act, principle, method, mood, dharma, law
  • 法案 【ホウアン】 bill (law), measure
  • 航法 【コウホウ】 sailing, navigation
  • 会社更生法 【カイシャコウセイホウ】 Corporate Rehabilitation Law
  • 法被 【ハッピ】 happi coat, happy coat, workman's livery coat, traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat
  • 法度 【ハット】 law, ban, prohibition, ordinance
  • 法師 【ホウシ】 Buddhist priest, bonze, layman dressed like a priest, person
  • 法華経 【ホケキョウ】 Lotus Sutra

Kun reading compounds

  • 法の筵 【のりのむしろ】 preaching place
  • 法面 【のりめん】 slope (e.g. of embankment)
  • 内法 【うちのり】 inside measure
  • 外法 【そとのり】 outside measurements

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fa3, fa4
Korean:
beob

Spanish

  • método
  • ley
  • doctrina

Portuguese

  • método
  • lei
  • regra
  • princípio
  • modelo
  • sistema

French

  • méthode
  • loi
  • règle
  • principe
  • modèle
  • système
513 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
612 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
584 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
145 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2535 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
213 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
676 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
824 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
123 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
518 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1181 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
391 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
248 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
295 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
758 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17290 Morohashi
333 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3107 New Nelson (John Haig)
751 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
813 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
100 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
516 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
371 2001 Kanji
3a5.20 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3413.1 Four corner code
1-43-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cd5 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
sort of thing, so, if so, in that case, well
Kun:
しかしか.りしか.し
On:
ゼンネン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
401 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 然 【ゼン】 -like
  • 然諾 【ゼンダク】 consent, saying yes
  • 必然 【ヒツゼン】 inevitable, necessary, certain, sure, inevitability, necessity
  • 漠然 【バクゼン】 vague, obscure, indistinct, hazy, ambiguous
  • 寂然 【セキゼン】 lonely, desolate, forlornness, desolation
  • 自然 【ジネン】 occurring naturally (without human influence)

Kun reading compounds

  • 然 【しか】 like that, as such, yeah, uh-huh
  • 然し 【しかし】 however, but
  • 然り 【しかり】 yes, yea, aye, affirmative, to be so
  • 然し 【しかし】 however, but
  • 然して 【そして】 and, and then, thus, and now, and finally
  • 然 【さ】 so, like that, in that way
  • 然有らぬ 【さあらぬ】 casual, indifferent, nonchalant
  • 然然 【ささ】 such and such

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ran2
Korean:
yeon

Spanish

  • de esa forma
  • en ese caso

Portuguese

  • Tipos de objetos
  • assim
  • se assim
  • naquele caso
  • bem

French

  • un certain
  • si c'est comme ça
  • dans ce cas
  • suffixe adverbial
450 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
557 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
528 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
375 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2770 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
437 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
716 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1788 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
651 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
662 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
401 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1279 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3456 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1779 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2423 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
246 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19149 Morohashi
2782 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3435 New Nelson (John Haig)
241 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
256 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
144 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
592 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2540 2001 Kanji
4d8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-4 SKIP code
2333.3 Four corner code
1-33-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7136 Unicode hex code