Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
clean, purify, cleanse, exorcise, Manchu Dynasty
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1383 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 浄水器 【ジョウスイキ】 water filter, water purification system
  • 浄化槽 【ジョウカソウ】 water-purification tank, septic tank
  • 自浄 【ジジョウ】 self-purification, self-cleansing
  • 不浄 【フジョウ】 uncleanliness, dirtiness, impurity, filthiness, defilement, menses, feces (faeces), bathroom

Kun reading compounds

  • 清める 【きよめる】 to purify, to cleanse, to exorcise, to purge, to ward off
  • 清い 【きよい】 clear, pure, noble

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jing4
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • puro
  • inocente

Portuguese

  • limpar
  • purificar
  • limpeza
  • exorcisar
  • Disnastia Manchu

French

  • nettoyer
  • laver
  • purifier
  • dynastie Mandchoue
1417 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1559 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2548 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
976 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1472 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
823 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
664 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
675 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1495 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1187 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
457 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
282 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
342 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1163 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17451 Morohashi
382 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3128 New Nelson (John Haig)
1155 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1239 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1274 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
347 2001 Kanji
3a6.18 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3715.7 Four corner code
1-30-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d44 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
spoon
Parts:
change, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
89 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 化 【カ】 action of making something, -ification
  • 化学 【カガク】 chemistry
  • 変化 【ヘンカ】 change, variation, alteration, mutation, transition, transformation, transfiguration, metamorphosis, variety, diversity, inflection, declension, conjugation, sidestepping
  • 消化 【ショウカ】 digestion (of food), digestion (of information), assimilation, thorough understanding, consumption, absorption, using up, meeting (e.g. a quota), completion, losing one's form and turning into something else
  • 化粧 【ケショウ】 make-up, makeup, cosmetics, decoration, dressing, veneer
  • 化粧水 【ケショウスイ】 skin lotion, face lotion
  • 応化 【オウゲ】 assumption of a suitable form (by a buddha or bodhisattva)
  • 教化 【キョウケ】 guidance, teaching people and leading them to Buddhism

Kun reading compounds

  • 化ける 【ばける】 to take the form of (esp. in ref. to a spirit, fox, raccoon dog, etc.), to assume the shape of, to turn oneself into, to transform oneself into, to disguise oneself as, to change radically, to metamorphose, to improve unexpectedly and dramatically (esp. of an actor, artist, rikishi, etc.)
  • 化かす 【ばかす】 to bewitch, to confuse, to enchant, to delude
  • 老ける 【ふける】 to age, to grow old (esp. in appearance), to show marks of age

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hua4
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • cambiar
  • transformarse
  • modificarse
  • disfrazarse

Portuguese

  • mudança
  • tomar a forma de
  • influência
  • encantar
  • iludir
  • seduzir
  • -isação

French

  • transformation
  • prendre la forme de
  • maquillage
  • influence
  • fantôme
  • enchanter
  • tromper
  • chimie
  • -isation
163 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
258 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
238 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
100 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
350 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
76 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
378 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
56 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
254 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
254 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
414 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
55 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
22 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
12 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
12 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1017 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2572X Morohashi
21 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
580 New Nelson (John Haig)
1008 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1083 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
104 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
242 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2156 2001 Kanji
2a2.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-2 SKIP code
2121.0 Four corner code
2421.0 Four corner code
1-18-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5316 Unicode hex code