Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
sea, ocean
Kun:
うみ
On:
カイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
200 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 海運 【カイウン】 maritime, marine transportation
  • 海域 【カイイキ】 area of ocean
  • 公海 【コウカイ】 high seas, international waters
  • 内海 【ウチウミ】 inlet, bay, inland sea

Kun reading compounds

  • 海 【うみ】 sea, ocean, waters
  • 海辺 【うみべ】 beach, seashore, seaside, coast
  • 内海 【うちうみ】 inlet, bay, inland sea
  • 血の海 【ちのうみ】 sea of blood, pool of blood

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あま、 うな、 うん、 え、 か、 た、 ひろ、 ひろし、 ぶ、 まち、 まま、 み、 め、 わたる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hai3
Korean:
hae

Spanish

  • mar
  • océano
  • playa

Portuguese

  • oceano
  • mar

French

  • mer
  • océan
55 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
94 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
88 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
158 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2553 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
99 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
211 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1071 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.14 Japanese for Busy People
117 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
117 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
454 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1184 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
459 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
284 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
344 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
471 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17450 Morohashi
384 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3133 New Nelson (John Haig)
461 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
500 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
206 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
171 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
347 2001 Kanji
3a6.20 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3815.7 Four corner code
1-19-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d77 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
ocean, sea, foreign, Western style
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
763 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 洋 【ヨウ】 Occident and Orient (esp. the Occident), ocean, sea, foreign, Western, European
  • 洋画 【ヨウガ】 Western painting, Western film, Western movie
  • 南氷洋 【ナンヒョウヨウ】 Antarctic Ocean
  • 環太平洋 【カンタイヘイヨウ】 the Pacific Rim

Readings

Japanese names:
なだ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 よ、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yang2
Korean:
yang

Spanish

  • océano
  • de estilo occidental
  • cada una de las dos mitades del mundo

Portuguese

  • oceano
  • estilo ocidental

French

  • océan
  • style occidental
526 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
427 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
404 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
366 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2550 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
305 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
209 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
822 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.4 Japanese for Busy People
289 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
289 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
917 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1193 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
468 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
292 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
353 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
555 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17363 Morohashi
392 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3130 New Nelson (John Haig)
549 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
588 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
411 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
348 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
355 2001 Kanji
3a6.19 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3815.1 Four corner code
1-45-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d0b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
polish, study of, sharpen
Kun:
と.ぐ
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
336 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 研究員 【ケンキュウイン】 researcher, lab worker
  • 研究 【ケンキュウ】 study, research, investigation
  • 予研 【ヨケン】 National Institute of Health
  • 技研 【ギケン】 technical research institute

Kun reading compounds

  • 研ぐ 【とぐ】 to sharpen, to hone, to whet, to grind, to wash (rice), to scour, to polish, to burnish

Readings

Japanese names:
のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yan2, yan4
Korean:
yeon

Spanish

  • estudio
  • afilar
  • pulir

Portuguese

  • polir
  • estudar
  • afiar

French

  • polir
  • étudier
  • aiguiser
204 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
290 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
272 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
426 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3180 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
583 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
231 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
875 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
896 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
918 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
297 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1398 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1456 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
771 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1046 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
682 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24080 Morohashi
1132 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3991 New Nelson (John Haig)
675 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
729 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
284 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
325 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3355 2001 Kanji
5a4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-4 SKIP code
1164.0 Four corner code
1-24-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7814 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
cave
Parts:
Variants:
research, study
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
368 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 究明 【キュウメイ】 investigation (esp. in academic and scientific contexts)
  • 究極 【キュウキョク】 ultimate, final, last, eventual
  • 探究 【タンキュウ】 research, investigation, enquiry, inquiry, study
  • 最新研究 【サイシンケンキュウ】 the newest research
  • 究竟 【クキョウ】 culmination, conclusion
  • 究竟 【クッキョウ】 after all, in the end, finally, excellent, superb, handy, appropriate, ideal, robust, brawny, muscular, strong, sturdy

Kun reading compounds

  • 極める 【きわめる】 to carry to extremes, to go to the end of something, to investigate thoroughly, to master

Readings

Japanese names:
きゅ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiu4, jiu1
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • estudio
  • investigación
  • profundización
  • último
  • final
  • dominar
  • profundizar en el estudio de

Portuguese

  • pesquisa
  • estudo

French

  • recherche
  • étudier
185 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
271 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
253 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
427 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3314 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
599 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
234 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
492 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
895 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
917 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
298 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1451 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2729 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1398 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1885 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1331 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25409 Morohashi
2203 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4189 New Nelson (John Haig)
1320 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1417 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
261 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
278 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
757 2001 Kanji
3m4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
2-5-2 SKIP code
3041.7 Four corner code
1-21-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a76 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
Variants:
open, unfold, unseal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
59 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 開花 【カイカ】 flowers budding, blooming, flowering, showing results, becoming popular, blooming
  • 開演 【カイエン】 curtain raising, starting (e.g. play, concert)
  • 疎開 【ソカイ】 dispersal, evacuation, removal, spreading out (troops), deployment
  • 非公開 【ヒコウカイ】 private, exclusive, secret

Kun reading compounds

  • 開く 【ひらく】 to open, to undo, to unseal, to unpack, to bloom, to unfold, to spread out, to open (for business, e.g. in the morning), to be wide (gap, etc.), to widen, to hold (meeting, party, etc.), to give, to open, to found (nation, dynasty, sect, etc.), to open (a new business), to set up, to establish, to start, to open (ports, borders, etc.), to open (an account), to open up (new land, path, etc.), to clear, to develop, to open (a file, etc.), to extract (root), to reduce (equation), to cut open (fish), to change (kanji into hiragana), to flare (e.g. skirt), to slacken (into a poor posture)
  • 開き 【ひらき】 opening, gap, dried and opened fish
  • 開き直る 【ひらきなおる】 to become defiant, to fight back, to turn upon, to take the offensive
  • 開ける 【ひらける】 to open out (of a view, scenery, etc.), to spread out, to become clear (of a road, visibility, etc.), to open up, to improve (of luck, prospects, etc.), to get better, to develop (of a town, civilization, etc.), to become civilized, to modernize, to grow, to advance (of knowledge, ideas, etc.), to be sensible, to be understanding, to be enlightened, to open (of a new road, railway, etc.), to be opened to traffic, to become populous, to become densely built, to become bustling
  • 開く 【あく】 to open (e.g. doors), to open (e.g. business, etc.), to be empty, to be vacant, to be available, to be free, to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.), to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to come to an end, to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
  • 開ける 【あける】 to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock, to open (for business, etc.), to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room, to move out, to clear out, to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily), to dawn, to grow light, to end (of a period, season), to begin (of the New Year), to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for), to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)

Readings

Japanese names:
はる、 か、 ひらき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kai1
Korean:
gae

Spanish

  • abrir
  • desdoblar
  • dar comienzo
  • abrirse
  • estar abierto

Portuguese

  • abrir
  • desdobrar
  • deslacrar

French

  • ouvrir
  • s'ouvrir
  • briser le sceau
171 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
261 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
241 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
80 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4950 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
550 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
270 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1821 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
396 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
400 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
215 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1840 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4121 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2092 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2835 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1636 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41233 Morohashi
3321 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6393 New Nelson (John Haig)
1622 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1750 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
290 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
391 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3855 2001 Kanji
8e4.6 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-4 SKIP code
7744.1 Four corner code
1-19-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
958b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
footsteps
Parts:
Variants:
departure, discharge, publish, emit, start from, disclose, counter for gunshots
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
32 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 発 【ハツ】 departure, departing (from ...), departing (at time ...), sending, sent (by ...), sent (at ...), engine, counter for gunshots, bursts of gas, etc., counter for bullets, bombs, etc., counter for blows (punches)
  • 発 【ハツ】 green dragon tile, winning hand with a pung (or kong) of green dragon tiles
  • 偶発 【グウハツ】 sudden outbreak, accidental, incidental
  • 電源開発 【デンゲンカイハツ】 development of electrical power resources
  • 発熱 【ハツネツ】 generation of heat, (attack of) fever, pyrexia
  • 発議 【ハツギ】 proposal, suggestion, motion, initiative

Kun reading compounds

  • 立つ 【たつ】 to stand, to rise, to stand up, to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position), to depart (on a plane, train, etc.)
  • 暴く 【あばく】 to disclose, to divulge, to expose, to open (a grave), to dig out

Readings

Japanese names:
ば、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fa1
Korean:
bal

Spanish

  • abrir
  • exponer
  • suceder

Portuguese

  • liberar
  • partida
  • publicar
  • emitir
  • a partir de
  • revelar

French

  • départ
  • décharge
  • dégagement
  • publier
  • émettre
  • partir de
  • divulguer
  • compteur de coups de feu
303 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
392 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
370 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
43 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3092 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
186 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
225 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
953 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
96 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
96 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
286 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1360 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3174 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1634 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1721 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22662P Morohashi
2565 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3860 New Nelson (John Haig)
1705 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1840 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
102 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
342 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3557 2001 Kanji
0a9.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
1241.5 Four corner code
1-40-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
767a Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
loom, mechanism, machine, airplane, opportunity, potency, efficacy, occasion
Kun:
はた
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
127 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 機 【キ】 chance, opportunity, machine, aircraft, counter for aircraft, counter for (remaining) lives
  • 機運 【キウン】 opportunity, chance, good time (to do), trend, tendency, momentum
  • 端末機 【タンマツキ】 terminal (unit)
  • 有機 【ユウキ】 organic

Kun reading compounds

  • 機 【はた】 loom
  • 機織り 【はたおり】 weaving, weaver
  • 高機 【たかばた】 traditional Japanese treadle-operated tall loom

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji1
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • mecanismo
  • máquina
  • avión
  • ocasión
  • telar

Portuguese

  • mecanismo
  • oportunidade
  • ocasião
  • máquina
  • avião

French

  • métier à tisser
  • mécanique
  • opportunité
  • machine
  • avion
  • organique
373 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
476 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
453 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
101 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2379 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
415 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
646 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2869 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
528 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
537 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
334 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1115 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1365 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
736 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
989 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1394 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15561 Morohashi
1076 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2880 New Nelson (John Haig)
1382 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1482 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
158 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
631 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1859 2001 Kanji
4a12.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-12 SKIP code
4295.3 Four corner code
1-21-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6a5f Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
posture, build, pretend
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
316 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 構成 【コウセイ】 composition, construction, formation, makeup, structure, organization, organisation
  • 構図 【コウズ】 composition
  • 遺構 【イコウ】 (archaeological) remains, remnants (of ancient structures), ancient foundation
  • 外構え 【ソトガマエ】 outward appearance (of a house), exterior, external structure (of a building; e.g. gate, fence, garage), exterior structure

Kun reading compounds

  • 構える 【かまえる】 to set up (a house, store, etc.), to build, to establish, to run, to maintain, to have at the ready (e.g. a gun), to hold in preparation (e.g. a camera), to prepare in advance (e.g. a meal), to adopt a posture, to assume a stance, to stand ready, to be poised for, to put on an air, to assume an attitude, to stiffen, to tense up, to become formal, to fabricate in order to deceive, to make up, to feign, to plan, to scheme
  • 構う 【かまう】 to mind, to care about, to be concerned about, to have a regard for, to be an issue, to matter, to create inconvenience, to keep company, to care for, to look after, to entertain, to pay attention to, to spend time with, to interfere with, to meddle in, to tease, to banish, to prohibit
  • 構うものか 【かまうものか】 who cares?, I don't give a damn, what does it matter?

Readings

Japanese names:
とち
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gou4
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • construir
  • ensamblar
  • preparación
  • preocupación
  • establecerse
  • montar
  • poner
  • interesarse por
  • preocuparse por

Portuguese

  • postura
  • construção
  • fingir

French

  • structure
  • concerné
  • préoccupé
  • construire
  • position
785 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
701 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
675 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
446 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2343 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
455 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
640 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1010 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1048 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
991 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1108 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1325 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
719 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
962 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1835 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15317X Morohashi
1049 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2823 New Nelson (John Haig)
1818 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1959 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
498 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
788 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1847 2001 Kanji
4a10.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-10 SKIP code
4594.7 Four corner code
1-25-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
69cb Unicode hex code