Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
destroy, ruin, overthrow, perish
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1222 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 滅亡 【メツボウ】 downfall, ruin, collapse, destruction
  • 滅罪 【メツザイ】 expiation
  • 隠滅 【インメツ】 destruction (esp. of evidence), spoliation, suppression, hiding, concealment
  • 衰滅 【スイメツ】 decline, downfall, ruin(ation)

Kun reading compounds

  • 滅びる 【ほろびる】 to go to ruin, to go under, to fall, to be destroyed, to die out, to become extinct, to perish
  • 滅ぶ 【ほろぶ】 to be ruined, to go under, to perish, to be destroyed
  • 滅ぼす 【ほろぼす】 to destroy, to overthrow, to wreck, to ruin

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mie4
Korean:
myeol

Spanish

  • extinguirse
  • apagarse
  • estropearse
  • ser destruido
  • ser devastado
  • estropear
  • destruir
  • devastar
  • demoler

Portuguese

  • destruir
  • arruinar
  • extinguir
  • golpe

French

  • anéantir
  • détruire
  • ruiner
  • renverser
  • périr
1848 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1387 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2660 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1228 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1488 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1338 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1421 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1500 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1237 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
812 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
475 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
606 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
371 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18008 Morohashi
660 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3279 New Nelson (John Haig)
365 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
390 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1642 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
359 2001 Kanji
3a10.26 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-10 SKIP code
3315.0 Four corner code
1-44-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6ec5 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
kneel
Parts:
Variants:
instead, on the contrary, rather, step back, withdraw, retreat
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
959 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 焼却 【ショウキャク】 incineration, destroy by fire
  • 償却 【ショウキャク】 repayment, redemption, depreciation, amortization, amortisation

Kun reading compounds

  • 却って 【かえって】 on the contrary, rather, all the more, instead
  • 退ける 【しりぞける】 to repel, to drive away, to repulse, to reject

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
que4
Korean:
gag

Spanish

  • retirarse
  • echarse atrás
  • rechazar

Portuguese

  • ao invés
  • ao contrário
  • melhor

French

  • au lieu de
  • au contraire
  • plutôt
1145 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1252 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
808 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1680 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1114 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1783 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1915 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1616 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
252 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1436 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
761 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1034 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1407 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2856 Morohashi
1118 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
631 New Nelson (John Haig)
1395 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1497 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1101 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1444 2001 Kanji
2e5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
4772.0 Four corner code
1-21-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5374 Unicode hex code