Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
lively, resuscitation, being helped, living
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
171 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 活 【カツ】 living, life, judo art of resuscitation, action, activity
  • 活字 【カツジ】 printing type, movable type, printed text, print
  • 死活 【シカツ】 life and death, life or death
  • 就活 【シュウカツ】 job hunting, job searching

Kun reading compounds

  • 生きる 【いきる】 to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to be in effect, to be in use, to function, to come to life, to be enlivened, to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
  • 生かす 【いかす】 to make (the best) use of, to put to good use, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.), to capitalise on (experience, etc.), to let live, to keep alive, to revive, to resuscitate, to bring back to life, to restore (a deleted passage; in proofreading)
  • 生ける 【いける】 to arrange (flowers), to plant, living, live

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
huo2
Korean:
hwal, gwal

Spanish

  • vida
  • energía
  • actividad

Portuguese

  • vivo
  • resuscitação
  • existência
  • ser ajudado
  • vida

French

  • vivant
  • animé
  • résurrection
  • être aidé
174 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
99 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
244 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
203 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2552 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
198 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
681 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
819 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.10 Japanese for Busy People
237 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
237 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
517 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1185 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
460 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
285 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
345 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
145 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17423 Morohashi
385 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3132 New Nelson (John Haig)
143 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
154 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
132 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
172 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
377 2001 Kanji
3a6.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3216.4 Four corner code
1-19-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d3b Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
drama, play
On:
ゲキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
662 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 劇 【ゲキ】 drama, play, powerful drug
  • 劇画 【ゲキガ】 comic strip with dramatic story
  • 新劇 【シンゲキ】 school of western-inspired Japanese drama which developed towards the end of the Meiji period, shingeki, new-drama (movement)
  • 京劇 【キョウゲキ】 classical Chinese opera

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ju4
Korean:
geug

Spanish

  • drama
  • obra
  • teatro
  • violento
  • intenso

Portuguese

  • drama
  • jogo

French

  • théâtre
  • pièce (théâtre)
858 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
848 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
458 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
247 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1078 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
365 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
797 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
811 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1140 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
206 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2399 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1221 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1681 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2016 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2218 Morohashi
1904 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
517 New Nelson (John Haig)
1997 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2152 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
982 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1243 2001 Kanji
2f13.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-13-2 SKIP code
2220.0 Four corner code
1-23-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5287 Unicode hex code