Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
cry, weep, moan
Kun:
な.く
On:
キュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1380 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 泣訴 【キュウソ】 imploring with tears in one's eyes
  • 号泣 【ゴウキュウ】 crying aloud, lamentation, wailing
  • 哀泣 【アイキュウ】 crying with sadness

Kun reading compounds

  • 泣く 【なく】 to cry, to weep, to sob, to howl
  • 泣く子と地頭には勝てない 【なくことじとうにはかてない】 you cannot win against someone who doesn't listen to reason, you can't fight City Hall

Readings

Chinese:
qi4
Korean:
eub

Spanish

  • llorar
  • gemir
  • cantar (pájaros)

Portuguese

  • choro
  • chorar
  • lamento

French

  • pleurer
  • gémir
479 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
838 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1192 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2532 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1049 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
678 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
590 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1236 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1300 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
252 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1171 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
396 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
253 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
300 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
439 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17309 Morohashi
338 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3104 New Nelson (John Haig)
432 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
463 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
500 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
373 2001 Kanji
3a5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3011.8 Four corner code
21-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6ce3 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

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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

6 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
ground, earth
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
40 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 地 【チ】 earth, ground, land, soil, place, territory, bottom (of a package, book, etc.), earth (one of the five elements)
  • 地位 【チイ】 (social) position, status
  • 奥地 【オクチ】 interior, backwoods, hinterland, back regions
  • 対地 【タイチ】 ground to ground
  • 地 【ジ】 ground, land, earth, soil, the region in question, the local area, skin, texture, fabric, material, weave, base, background, one's true nature, narrative (i.e. descriptive part of a story), real life, actuality, captured territory (in the game of go), noh chorus, accompaniment music (in Japanese dance), basic phrase (in Japanese music; usu. repetitive), base part (of multiple shamisens)
  • 地合い 【ジアイ】 texture (cloth, fabric, paper), market tone, undertone, balance between the position of white and black stones (in go)
  • 下地 【シタジ】 groundwork, foundation, inclination, aptitude, elementary knowledge (of), grounding (in), undercoat, first coat, soy sauce
  • 築地 【ツイジ】 mud wall with a roof, roofed mud wall

Readings

Japanese names:
どま
Chinese:
di4, de5
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • suelo
  • tierra
  • terreno
  • posición

Portuguese

  • terra
  • chão

French

  • sol
  • terre
111 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
184 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
167 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
40 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1056 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
143 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
143 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
241 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
118 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
118 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
146 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
367 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
236 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
152 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
521 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4890 Morohashi
204 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
976 New Nelson (John Haig)
515 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
554 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
45 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
130 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1456 2001 Kanji
3b3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
4411.2 Four corner code
35-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5730 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
head, counter for large animals
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
433 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, top of the head
  • 教頭 【キョウトウ】 deputy head teacher, vice principal
  • 会頭 【カイトウ】 society president
  • 頭 【コウベ】 head
  • 頭打ち 【アタマウチ】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 竜頭 【リュウズ】 crown (of a watch), stem, cannon (of a bell)
  • 飛竜頭 【ヒリョウズ】 filhos (traditional Portuguese dessert), deep-fried tofu mixed with thinly sliced vegetables
  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, top of the head
  • 鳥兜 【トリカブト】 aconite (esp. species Aconitum japonicum), wolfsbane, monkshood, traditional bugaku hat

Kun reading compounds

  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭打ち 【あたまうち】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 石頭 【いしあたま】 obstinate person, stubbornness, pigheadedness, hard head (like a rock)
  • ごま塩頭 【ごましおあたま】 salt and pepper hair, dark hair streaked with gray
  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭文字 【かしらもじ】 first letter of a word, capital letter (at the start of a word or sentence), initials (of one's name)
  • 鯛の尾より鰯の頭 【たいのおよりいわしのかしら】 better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
  • め組の頭 【めぐみのかしら】 fire brigade chief (in Edo), chief fireman
  • 頭 【こうべ】 head
  • 頭を振る 【かぶりをふる】 to shake one's head (in denial)

Readings

Japanese names:
かみ、 がみ、 ちゃん、 つむり、 づ
Chinese:
tou2, tou5
Korean:
du

Spanish

  • cabeza
  • principio
  • delantera

Portuguese

  • cabeça
  • sufixo para contagem de animais grandes

French

  • tête
  • compteur de gros animaux
294 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
186 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
386 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4469 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
519 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
275 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2504 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
276 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
276 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
166 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1889 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2019 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1073 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1453 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43490 Morohashi
1604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6639 New Nelson (John Haig)
1441 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1549 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
234 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
238 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3061 2001 Kanji
9a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
1118.6 Four corner code
38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
victory, win, prevail, excel
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
185 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 勝 【ショウ】 win, victory, beautiful scenery, scenic spot, counter for wins
  • 勝因 【ショウイン】 cause of victory
  • 必勝 【ヒッショウ】 certain victory
  • 快勝 【カイショウ】 sweeping victory, easy victory

Kun reading compounds

  • 勝つ 【かつ】 to win, to gain victory
  • 褐色 【かちいろ】 dark indigo (almost black)
  • 勝る 【まさる】 to excel, to surpass, to exceed, to have an edge, to be superior, to outrival, to outweigh, to preponderate
  • 優るとも劣らない 【まさるともおとらない】 not at all inferior to, rival or surpass, compare favorably (with)
  • 優れる 【すぐれる】 to surpass, to outstrip, to excel
  • 勝つ 【かつ】 to win, to gain victory
  • 褐色 【かちいろ】 dark indigo (almost black)

Readings

Japanese names:
かち、 と、 よし
Chinese:
sheng4, sheng1
Korean:
seung

Spanish

  • ganar
  • sobresalir

Portuguese

  • vitória
  • vencer
  • prevalecer
  • superar

French

  • victoire
  • gagner
  • l'emporter
  • surpasser
250 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
335 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
319 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
197 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3787 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
266 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
373 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1613 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
509 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
518 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
263 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
224 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1268 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
686 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
918 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1217 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2409 Morohashi
1005 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
553 New Nelson (John Haig)
1209 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1294 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
419 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
401 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3945 2001 Kanji
4b8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-8 SKIP code
7922.7 Four corner code
30-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52dd Unicode hex code