Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
wash, inquire into, probe
Kun:
あら.う
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
1168 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 洗 【セン】 washing machine (laundry)
  • 洗剤 【センザイ】 detergent, cleanser, cleaning agent, washing material
  • 水洗 【スイセン】 washing with water, rinsing, flushing
  • 杯洗 【ハイセン】 small vessel or bowl in which sake cups are rinsed

Kun reading compounds

  • 洗う 【あらう】 to wash, to cleanse, to rinse, to inquire into, to investigate, to purify (one's heart), to lave (e.g. shore), to wash over (e.g. deck), to sweep

Readings

Japanese names:
あらい、 らい
Chinese:
xi3
Korean:
se, seon

Spanish

  • lavar
  • limpiar
  • aclarar
  • investigar
  • indagar

Portuguese

  • lavar
  • indagar
  • sondar

French

  • laver
  • fouiller
  • examiner
927 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
916 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
626 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2551 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
925 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
210 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
817 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
692 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
705 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
198 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1189 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
465 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
288 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
255 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17379 Morohashi
388 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3131 New Nelson (John Haig)
249 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
264 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
888 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
357 2001 Kanji
3a6.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3411.1 Four corner code
32-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d17 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
Variants:
salute, bow, ceremony, thanks, remuneration
On:
レイライ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
1185 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 礼 【レイ】 thanks, gratitude, manners, etiquette, bow, reward, gift, ceremony, ritual
  • 礼儀 【レイギ】 manners, courtesy, etiquette
  • 巡礼 【ジュンレイ】 pilgrimage, pilgrim
  • 儀礼 【ギレイ】 etiquette, courtesy
  • 礼拝 【レイハイ】 worship (esp. Christian), adoration, divine service, worship (esp. Buddhist and Shinto)
  • 礼賛 【ライサン】 praise, worship, adoration, glorification
  • 頂礼 【チョウライ】 prostration, placing knees, hands and forehead on the ground to show utmost respect
  • 三礼 【サンライ】 adoration which is performed three times or repeatedly, act of worship which is performed three times or repeatedly

Readings

Japanese names:
あや、 なり、 のり、 ひろし、 れ
Chinese:
li3
Korean:
rye

Spanish

  • saludo
  • reverencia
  • cortesía
  • gracias

Portuguese

  • saudação
  • reverência
  • cerimônia
  • agradecimento
  • remuneração

French

  • salut
  • courbette
  • cérémonie
  • remerciements
  • rémunération
337 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
436 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
413 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
983 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3229 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
350 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
770 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
146 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.13 Japanese for Busy People
620 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
630 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
822 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1417 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1012 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
547 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
724 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1096 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24626P Morohashi
818 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4061 New Nelson (John Haig)
1087 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1168 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
262 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
656 2001 Kanji
4e1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-1 SKIP code
3221.0 Four corner code
46-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
793c Unicode hex code