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

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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

10 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
splendor, flower, petal, shine, luster, ostentatious, showy, gay, gorgeous
Kun:
はな
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1085 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 華 【カ】 flashiness, showiness, brilliance, splendor, bloom, flowers
  • 華僑 【カキョウ】 overseas Chinese
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering, floral tribute, laying flowers
  • 精華 【セイカ】 essence, quintessence, flower, glory
  • 華厳 【ケゴン】 avatamsa (flower adornment, as a metaphor for becoming a buddha), Avatamska sutra, Kegon (sect of Buddhism)
  • 花かご 【ハナカゴ】 flower basket, flower basket (or plate) used for flower-scattering rituals
  • 法華 【ホッケ】 Nichiren sect, Tendai sect, Lotus Sutra
  • 天花 【テンゲ】 flowers that bloom in the heavens, paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image

Kun reading compounds

  • 花 【はな】 flower, blossom, bloom, petal, cherry blossom, beauty, blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), ikebana, hanafuda, (the) best, glorious, lovely
  • 華やか 【はなやか】 showy, brilliant, gorgeous, florid, gay
  • 武士道の華 【ぶしどうのはな】 flower of chivalry (Bushido)
  • 雪の花 【ゆきのはな】 snowdrop (Galanthus spp.), snow falling like flower petals, snow on a tree resembling a flower, red snow

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hua2, hua4, hua1
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • flor
  • pétalo
  • esplendor
  • vistoso

Portuguese

  • esplendor
  • flor
  • pétala
  • brilho
  • lustre
  • ostentação
  • gritante
  • alegre
  • maravilhoso

French

  • splendeur
  • fleur
  • pétale
  • briller
  • lustre
  • ostentatoire
  • voyant
  • magnifique
1046 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
807 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3955 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1409 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1704 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1266 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1074 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1122 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1323 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
656 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2841 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1465 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1973 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1595 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31119 Morohashi
2283 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5058 New Nelson (John Haig)
1581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1704 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1386 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
4-10-4 SKIP code
2-4-6 SKIP code
4450.4 Four corner code
1-18-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
83ef Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
eight
Parts:
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
Kun:
や.つやっ.つよう
On:
ハチハツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
92 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 八 【ハチ】 eight
  • 8月 【ハチガツ】 August, eighth month of the lunar calendar
  • 十八 【ジュウハチ】 18, eighteen
  • 尺八 【シャクハチ】 shakuhachi, end-blown fippleless bamboo flute, blow job, fellatio
  • 鳶尾 【イチハツ】 wall iris, roof iris, Iris tectorum, fleur-de-lis

Kun reading compounds

  • 八 【はち】 eight
  • 八重 【やえ】 multilayered, doubled
  • 八つ 【やっつ】 eight, eight years of age, two o'clock (old time system)
  • 八つ当たり 【やつあたり】 venting one's anger (on someone or something), taking out one's anger on
  • 八つ 【やっつ】 eight, eight years of age, two o'clock (old time system)
  • 八日 【ようか】 eighth day of the month, eight days

Readings

Japanese names:
な、 は、 はっ、 やち、 やつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ba1, ba2
Korean:
pal

Spanish

  • ocho
  • 8

Portuguese

  • Oito

French

  • huit
  • radical huit (no. 12)
8 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
8 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
66 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
41 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
577 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
10 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
18 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
19 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
10 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
10 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
8 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
151 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3644 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1859 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2536 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
8 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1450 Morohashi
3 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
369 New Nelson (John Haig)
8 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
8 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
116 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
4 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2062 2001 Kanji
2o0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-1 SKIP code
8000.0 Four corner code
1-40-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
516b Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
lecture, club, association
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
653 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 講 【コウ】 (Buddhist) lecture meeting, religious association, mutual assistance association (i.e. for financial assistance)
  • 講演 【コウエン】 lecture, address, speech
  • 進講 【シンコウ】 giving a lecture in the Emperor's presence, lecturing to the Emperor
  • 代講 【ダイコウ】 substitute lecturing, substitute lecturer

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiang3
Korean:
gang

Spanish

  • conferencia
  • discurso
  • explicación
  • asociación
  • grupo
  • reunión
  • hacer las paces

Portuguese

  • conferência
  • clube
  • associação

French

  • cours magistral
  • club
  • association
609 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
703 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
676 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
649 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4425 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
702 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
910 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2644 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
783 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
797 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
495 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1707 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2046 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1078 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1463 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1833 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35824X Morohashi
1619 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5689 New Nelson (John Haig)
1816 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1957 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
469 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
818 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3047 2001 Kanji
7a10.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-10 SKIP code
0564.7 Four corner code
0565.7 Four corner code
1-25-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b1b Unicode hex code