Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
Variants:
fire
Kun:
-びほ-
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
574 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 火 【カ】 Tuesday, fire (second of the five elements)
  • 火炎瓶 【カエンビン】 Molotov cocktail, petrol bomb, gasoline bomb
  • 発火 【ハッカ】 ignition, catching fire, firing (e.g. gun), discharging
  • 小火 【ボヤ】 small fire

Kun reading compounds

  • 火 【ひ】 fire, flame, blaze
  • 火口 【ひぐち】 burner, nozzle, origin of a fire
  • 飛び火 【とびひ】 leaping flames, flying sparks, spread of fire (due to leaping flames), repercussions in unanticipated areas, spilling over, effects of an incident spreading to those seemingly uninvolved, impetigo contagiosa
  • 不知火 【しらぬい】 phosphorescent light, mysterious lights on the sea, sea fire

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
huo3
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • fuego
  • flama
  • llama

Portuguese

  • fogo

French

  • feu
13 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
15 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
8 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
432 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2743 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
15 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
69 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
52 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
20 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
20 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
18 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1260 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4273 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2159 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2911 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
163 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18850 Morohashi
3463 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3394 New Nelson (John Haig)
161 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
173 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
27 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1162 2001 Kanji
4d0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-4 SKIP code
1-1-3 SKIP code
9080.0 Four corner code
1-18-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
706b Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
medicine, chemical, enamel, gunpowder, benefit
Kun:
くすり
On:
ヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
702 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 薬 【ヤク】 dope, narcotic, drug
  • 薬価 【ヤッカ】 National Health Insurance drug price, NHI drug price
  • 製薬 【セイヤク】 medicine manufacture, drug manufacture
  • 医薬 【イヤク】 medicine, Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau

Kun reading compounds

  • 薬 【くすり】 medicine, pharmaceuticals, (legal) drugs, pill, ointment, salve, efficacious chemical (gunpowder, pesticide, etc.), (pottery) glaze, (illegal) drug, narcotic, small bribe
  • 薬指 【くすりゆび】 ring finger, third finger, fourth finger (in piano-playing), fourth toe

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yao4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • medicina
  • droga

Portuguese

  • remédio
  • produto químico
  • esmalte
  • pólvora
  • benefício

French

  • médicament
  • produit chimique
  • émail
  • poudre à canon
  • bénéfice
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
420 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
398 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
541 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4074 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
323 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
247 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2568 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
359 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
360 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
315 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
672 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3011 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1539 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2100 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1752 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32188PX Morohashi
2375 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5224 New Nelson (John Haig)
1736 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1873 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
439 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k13.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
1-44-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
85ac Unicode hex code