Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
thin, faint, pale, fleeting
Kun:
あわ.い
On:
タン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1436 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 淡水 【タンスイ】 fresh water (i.e. not salt water)
  • 淡々 【タンタン】 uninterested, unconcerned, indifferent, dispassionate, matter-of-fact, detached, plain, light, simple, bland, flowing gently
  • 濃淡 【ノウタン】 light and shade, shade (of colour, color), depth (of flavor), complexity, strength and weakness (of flavor)
  • 平淡 【ヘイタン】 simple, quiet

Kun reading compounds

  • 淡い 【あわい】 light, faint, pale, fleeting

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dan4
Korean:
dam

Spanish

  • claro
  • pálido
  • fugaz
  • efímero

Portuguese

  • magro
  • desmaiar
  • passageiro
  • pálido

French

  • dilué
  • vague
  • pâle
  • éphémère
1565 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1478 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2602 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1065 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1479 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1340 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1337 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1420 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1401 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1214 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
640 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
389 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
484 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
166 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17660 Morohashi
528 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3202 New Nelson (John Haig)
164 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
176 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1458 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
362 2001 Kanji
3a8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
3918.9 Four corner code
1-35-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6de1 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
colour, prettiness
Parts:
color
Kun:
いろ
On:
ショクシキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
621 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 色 【ショク】 counter for colours
  • 脚色 【キャクショク】 dramatization (e.g. of a novel), dramatisation, adaptation (for the stage or screen), embellishment (of the facts), exaggeration, dramatization, embroidery
  • 金色 【キンイロ】 gold (colour, color)
  • 色 【シキ】 rupa (form), visible objects (i.e. color and form)
  • 色彩 【シキサイ】 colour, color, hue, tints
  • 彩色 【サイシキ】 colouring, coloring, colouration, coloration, painting
  • 極彩色 【ゴクサイシキ】 richly colored, richly coloured

Kun reading compounds

  • 色 【いろ】 colour, color, hue, tint, tinge, shade, complexion, skin colour, skin color, look (on one's face), expression, appearance, air, feeling, personality, character, tone (of one's voice, etc.), tune, sound, ring, love, lust, sensuality, love affair, lover, paramour, beauty, sexiness, physical appeal, kind, type, variety
  • 色々 【いろいろ】 various, all sorts of, variety of, various colors (colours)
  • 金色 【きんいろ】 gold (colour, color)
  • 七色 【なないろ】 seven colours (of the rainbow), prismatic colors, blend of seven spices (cayenne, sesame, Japanese pepper, citrus peel, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
しか、 しこ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
se4, shai3
Korean:
saeg

Spanish

  • color
  • aspecto

Portuguese

  • cor

French

  • couleur
94 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
162 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
145 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
326 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3889 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
241 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
243 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
345 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
204 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
204 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
316 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1599 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2522 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1280 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1748 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1769 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30602 Morohashi
2029 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4956 New Nelson (John Haig)
1753 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1890 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
405 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
127 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2556 2001 Kanji
2n4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
2771.7 Four corner code
1-31-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8272 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
tree, wood
Kun:
こ-
On:
ボクモク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
317 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 木石 【ボクセキ】 trees and stones, unfeeling person
  • 木刀 【ボクトウ】 wooden sword
  • 土木 【ドボク】 engineering works, civil engineering, public works
  • 雑木 【ゾウキ】 various kinds of small trees, assorted trees
  • 木 【モク】 Thursday, wood (first of the five elements)
  • 木曜日 【モクヨウビ】 Thursday
  • 水木 【スイモク】 Wednesday and Thursday
  • 火水木 【カスイモク】 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kun reading compounds

  • 木 【き】 tree, shrub, bush, wood, timber
  • 木綿 【もめん】 cotton (material), red silk-cotton tree (Bombax ceiba)
  • 接ぎ木 【つぎき】 grafting
  • 雑木 【ぞうき】 various kinds of small trees, assorted trees

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐ、 も、 もと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mu4
Korean:
mog, mo

Spanish

  • árbol
  • madera

Portuguese

  • árvore
  • madeira

French

  • arbre
  • bois (matière)
15 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
17 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
69 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
148 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2170 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
17 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
60 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
109 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
22 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
22 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
20 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1045 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4261 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2149 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2901 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
199 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14415 Morohashi
3450 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2531 New Nelson (John Haig)
195 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
207 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
255 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
36 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1864 2001 Kanji
4a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
4090.0 Four corner code
1-44-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6728 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
Variants:
interval, space
Kun:
あいだあい
On:
カンケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
33 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 間 【カン】 interval, period of time, among, between, inter-, good opportunity, chance, estrangement, discord, alienation, spy, secret agent
  • 間隔 【カンカク】 space, interval, space character, whitespace
  • この間 【コノアイダ】 the other day, lately, recently, during this period, meanwhile, in the meantime
  • 年間 【ネンカン】 (period of) a year, during the era (of)
  • 間 【ケン】 ken (6 shaku, approx. 1.818 m), counter used to number the gaps between pillars
  • 間数 【ケンスウ】 number of ken (in length or breadth)
  • 世間 【セケン】 world, society, people, the public
  • 六百間 【ロッピャッケン】 roppyakken (type of card game)

Kun reading compounds

  • 間 【あいだ】 space (between), gap, interval, distance, stretch, period of time (during, while), duration, interval, between (two parties or things), among (a group), relations (between), relationship, midpoint, average, halfway, middle ground, due to, because of
  • 間柄 【あいだがら】 relationship, relation, terms (good, friendly, etc.)
  • この間 【このあいだ】 the other day, lately, recently, during this period, meanwhile, in the meantime
  • 候間 【そうろうあいだ】 as ...
  • 間 【ま】 time, pause, space, room
  • 間に合う 【まにあう】 to be in time (for), to serve (suit, meet) the purpose, to be good enough, to be enough, to manage, to make do
  • 大広間 【おおひろま】 main hall, great hall, large hall, reception hall
  • 晴れ間 【はれま】 break (in the weather, esp. rain or snow), interval of clear weather, patch of blue sky, period of serenity
  • 間 【あいだ】 space (between), gap, interval, distance, stretch, period of time (during, while), duration, interval, between (two parties or things), among (a group), relations (between), relationship, midpoint, average, halfway, middle ground, due to, because of
  • 間柄 【あいだがら】 relationship, relation, terms (good, friendly, etc.)
  • 波間 【なみま】 interval between the waves, gap between waves
  • 幕間 【まくあい】 intermission (between acts), interlude

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 は、 はざ、 はし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian1, jian4
Korean:
gan

Spanish

  • intervalo
  • espacio
  • habitación

Portuguese

  • intervalo
  • espaço

French

  • intervalle
  • espace
58 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
100 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
92 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
27 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4949 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
174 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
96 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1822 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
43 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
43 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
161 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1841 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4122 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2094 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2836 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1634 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41249 Morohashi
3323 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6391 New Nelson (John Haig)
1620 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1747 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
31 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
215 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3878 2001 Kanji
8e4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-4 SKIP code
7760.7 Four corner code
1-20-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9593 Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
insect
Parts:
butterfly
On:
チョウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
2011 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 蝶 【チョウ】 butterfly
  • 蝶々 【チョウチョウ】 butterfly
  • 太陽蝶 【タイヨウチョウ】 sunset morpho (butterfly, Morpho hecuba)
  • 猪鹿蝶 【イノシカチョウ】 the boar, deer and butterfly cards (high-scoring meld), inoshikacho (type of hanafuda gambling game)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
die2
Korean:
jeob

Spanish

  • mariposa

Portuguese

French

  • papillon
4171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1970 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2495 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2236 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1772 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
946 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1278 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
527 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
33333 Morohashi
1401 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5363 New Nelson (John Haig)
521 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
560 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6d9.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
1-6-8 SKIP code
5419.4 Four corner code
1-36-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8776 Unicode hex code