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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  • 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

Chinese:
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
19-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d3b Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
sex, gender, nature
Kun:
さが
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
104 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 性 【セイ】 nature (of a person), sex, gender, -ty, -ity, -ness, -cy
  • 性格 【セイカク】 character (of a person), personality, disposition, nature, characteristics, nature (of a thing, event, etc.)
  • 耐性 【タイセイ】 resistance (e.g. to antibiotics), tolerance (e.g. drug tolerance)
  • 社会性 【シャカイセイ】 sociality
  • 性 【ショウ】 nature (of a person or thing), that which does not change according to external influences
  • 性根 【ショウネ】 nature, character, disposition
  • 冷え性 【ヒエショウ】 sensitivity to cold
  • 凝り性 【コリショウ】 fastidiousness, enthusiasm for one thing, meticulousness, monomania, obsession, susceptibility for a stiffening of the shoulders

Kun reading compounds

  • 性 【さが】 one's nature, one's destiny, custom, tradition, habit, convention

Readings

Chinese:
xing4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • sexo
  • género
  • naturaleza
  • temperamento

Portuguese

  • sexo
  • gênero
  • natureza

French

  • sexe
  • genre
  • nature
  • propriétés
645 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
745 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
723 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
199 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1666 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
280 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
564 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
98 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
98 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
421 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
811 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
357 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
266 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1572 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10478 Morohashi
299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1822 New Nelson (John Haig)
1558 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1679 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
119 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
690 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1172 2001 Kanji
4k5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-1-7 SKIP code
9501.0 Four corner code
32-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6027 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
dirty, pollute, disgrace, rape, defile
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
908 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 汚水 【オスイ】 filthy water, sewage
  • 汚職 【オショク】 corruption
  • 貪汚 【タンオ】 greed, corruption

Kun reading compounds

  • 汚す 【よごす】 to pollute, to contaminate, to soil, to make dirty, to stain, to disgrace, to dishonour, to dishonor, to defile
  • 汚れる 【けがれる】 to be violated, to be corrupted, to be polluted, to be stained
  • 汚らわしい 【けがらわしい】 filthy, unfair, dirty, untouchable, disgusting, nasty, foul, odious, repulsive
  • 汚す 【よごす】 to pollute, to contaminate, to soil, to make dirty, to stain, to disgrace, to dishonour, to dishonor, to defile
  • 汚れる 【よごれる】 to get dirty, to become dirty, to become sullied, to become corrupted, to lose one's chastity
  • 汚い 【きたない】 dirty, filthy, foul, unclean, disordered, messy, untidy, poor (e.g. handwriting), indecent (language, etc.), dirty, vulgar, coarse, dastardly, mean, base, underhanded, stingy, greedy
  • 汚い手を使う 【きたないてをつかう】 to play a dirty trick, to use underhanded methods, to hit below the belt, to play false

Readings

Chinese:
wu1
Korean:
o

Spanish

  • sucio
  • manchado
  • manchar
  • deshonrar
  • ensuciar
  • difamar
  • obsceno
  • ensuciarse

Portuguese

  • sujo
  • poluir
  • desgraça
  • estupro
  • sujar

French

  • sale
  • polluer
  • disgrâce
  • profaner
  • souiller
1031 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1246 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2494 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1531 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
666 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
693 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
706 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
907 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1158 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
258 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
196 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1253 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17133 Morohashi
222 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3047 New Nelson (John Haig)
1245 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1334 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1083 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
352 2001 Kanji
3a3.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
1-3-4 SKIP code
3112.7 Four corner code
17-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c5a Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
mud, mire, adhere to, be attached to
Kun:
どろなず.む
On:
デイナイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1589 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 泥沼 【ドロヌマ】 bog, marsh, swamp, quagmire, morass, quandary, dire situation from which one cannot extricate oneself, imbroglio
  • 泥水 【ドロミズ】 muddy water, red-light district
  • 汚泥 【オデイ】 sludge, slime, dregs, mire, hopeless situation, hell, despair
  • 鉱泥 【コウデイ】 fango, mud, herb and wax mix used for therapy
  • 泥沼 【ドロヌマ】 bog, marsh, swamp, quagmire, morass, quandary, dire situation from which one cannot extricate oneself, imbroglio
  • 泥水 【ドロミズ】 muddy water, red-light district

Kun reading compounds

  • 泥 【どろ】 mud, slush, (wet) dirt, mire, thief
  • 泥沼 【どろぬま】 bog, marsh, swamp, quagmire, morass, quandary, dire situation from which one cannot extricate oneself, imbroglio
  • 泥々 【どろどろ】 thick, viscous, mushy, pulpy, slushy, syrupy, sticky, muddy, dirty (with oil, grease, etc.), to be in an ugly state (of emotions, relations, etc.), to be murky, to be sordid
  • 警泥 【けいどろ】 cops and robbers (hide-and-seek game)
  • 泥む 【なずむ】 to cling to, to stick to, to be wedded to

Readings

Japanese names:
ひじ
Chinese:
ni2, ni4
Korean:
ni

Spanish

  • barro
  • fango
  • cieno
  • estar preocupado por

Portuguese

  • lama
  • lodo
  • aderir
  • ser anexado

French

  • boue
  • fange
  • tenir à
  • voleur
1623 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1480 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2533 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1840 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
679 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
594 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1621 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1729 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1493 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1176 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
384 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
241 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
288 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1064 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17311 Morohashi
326 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3105 New Nelson (John Haig)
1055 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1135 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1202 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
356 2001 Kanji
3a5.29 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3711.2 Four corner code
37-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6ce5 Unicode hex code