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

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On reading compounds

  • 法 【ホウ】 law, act, principle, method, mood, dharma
  • 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
  • 法主 【ホッス】 high priest
  • 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:
Chinese:
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
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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 華麗 【カレイ】 splendid, magnificent, gorgeous
  • 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:
Chinese:
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
18-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
83ef Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
religion, sect, denomination, main point, origin, essence
Kun:
むね
On:
シュウソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
997 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 宗 【シュウ】 sect
  • 宗教 【シュウキョウ】 religion, religious affiliation, belief, faith, creed, religious activity
  • 浄土真宗 【ジョウドシンシュウ】 Jōdo Shinshū (offshoot of the Jōdo sect), True Pure Land School
  • 浄土宗 【ジョウドシュウ】 Pure Land sect (of Buddhism), Jodo (sect)
  • 宗主国 【ソウシュコク】 suzerain state
  • 宗家 【ソウケ】 head of family, originator
  • 大宗 【タイソウ】 leading figure, foundation
  • 皇宗 【コウソウ】 imperial ancestors

Kun reading compounds

  • 旨 【むね】 principle, aim, main purpose, central part, pillar, purport, gist, drift, meaning, instructions, orders, intention, wishes
  • 正宗 【まさむね】 famous sword, sword blade by Masamune, sake, Japanese rice wine, brand of sake from Nada region during Tenpō era (1830-1844)

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 し、 そ、 そお、 たか、 とし、 のり、 ひろ、 むな、 もと、 よし
Chinese:
zong1
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • enseñanzas religiosas
  • fundamento
  • origen

Portuguese

  • religião
  • seita
  • denominação
  • ponto principal
  • origem
  • essência

French

  • religion
  • secte
  • confession
  • point principal
  • origine
  • essence
805 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
899 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
889 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1023 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1294 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
248 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1206 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
679 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
616 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
626 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
816 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
471 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2769 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1419 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1109 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7106 Morohashi
2228 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1321 New Nelson (John Haig)
1100 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1181 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
865 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
741 2001 Kanji
3m5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3090.1 Four corner code
29-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b97 Unicode hex code