Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
extinguish, blow out, turn off, neutralize, cancel
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
345 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 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
  • 消火 【ショウカ】 fire fighting, extinguishing a fire
  • 費消 【ヒショウ】 spending, consumption, misappropriation, embezzlement
  • 曖昧性解消 【アイマイセイカイショウ】 disambiguation

Kun reading compounds

  • 消える 【きえる】 to disappear, to vanish, to go out of sight, to go away, to become lost, to go out (of a fire, light, etc.), to die, to turn off (e.g. of a TV screen), to fade (of a feeling, impression, etc.), to vanish (e.g. of hope), to go away (e.g. of a smell, itchiness, sleepiness), to disappear, to fade away (e.g. of footsteps), to wear away (e.g. of an inscription), to rub out (of writing), to fade (e.g. of ink), to be lost (e.g. of a tradition), to die out, to disappear
  • 消す 【けす】 to erase, to rub out, to rub off, to cross out, to delete, to turn off (a light, TV, heater, etc.), to switch off, to extinguish (a fire, candle, etc.), to put out, to remove (a smell, pain, etc.), to eliminate, to get rid of, to relieve (pain, anxiety, etc.), to neutralize (poison), to drown out (a sound), to deaden, to absorb, to muffle, to kill, to murder, to bump off, to rub out

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiao1
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • extinguirse
  • apagarse
  • desaparecer
  • apagar
  • extinguir

Portuguese

  • extinguir
  • apagar
  • desligar
  • neutralizar
  • cancelar

French

  • éteindre
  • effacer
  • disparaître
  • neutraliser
  • annuler
429 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
332 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
316 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
336 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2574 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
612 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
686 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
845 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
864 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
219 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1194 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
531 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
327 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
402 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
146 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17529P Morohashi
443 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3158 New Nelson (John Haig)
144 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
155 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
458 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
357 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
346 2001 Kanji
3a7.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
3912.7 Four corner code
1-30-35 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d88 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
sort of thing, so, if so, in that case, well
Kun:
しかしか.りしか.し
On:
ゼンネン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
401 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 然 【ゼン】 -like
  • 然諾 【ゼンダク】 consent, saying yes
  • 必然 【ヒツゼン】 inevitable, necessary, certain, sure, inevitability, necessity
  • 漠然 【バクゼン】 vague, obscure, indistinct, hazy, ambiguous
  • 寂然 【セキゼン】 lonely, desolate, forlornness, desolation
  • 自然 【ジネン】 occurring naturally (without human influence)

Kun reading compounds

  • 然 【しか】 like that, as such, yeah, uh-huh
  • 然し 【しかし】 however, but
  • 然り 【しかり】 yes, yea, aye, affirmative, to be so
  • 然し 【しかし】 however, but
  • 而して 【そして】 and, and then, thus, and now, and finally
  • 然 【さ】 so, like that, in that way
  • 然有らぬ 【さあらぬ】 casual, indifferent, nonchalant
  • 然然 【ささ】 such and such

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ran2
Korean:
yeon

Spanish

  • de esa forma
  • en ese caso

Portuguese

  • Tipos de objetos
  • assim
  • se assim
  • naquele caso
  • bem

French

  • un certain
  • si c'est comme ça
  • dans ce cas
  • suffixe adverbial
450 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
557 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
528 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
375 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2770 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
437 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
716 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1788 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
651 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
662 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
401 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1279 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3456 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1779 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2423 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
246 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19149 Morohashi
2782 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3435 New Nelson (John Haig)
241 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
256 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
144 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
592 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2540 2001 Kanji
4d8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-4 SKIP code
2333.3 Four corner code
1-33-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7136 Unicode hex code