Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
ashes, puckery juice, cremate
Kun:
はい
On:
カイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1717 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 灰色 【ハイイロ】 grey, gray, ashen
  • 灰色植物門 【カイショクショクブツモン】 Glaucophyta (phylum of freshwater microscopic algae)
  • 石灰 【セッカイ】 lime, quicklime, caustic lime
  • 生石灰 【セイセッカイ】 quick lime

Kun reading compounds

  • 灰 【はい】 ash, ashes
  • 灰皿 【はいざら】 ashtray
  • 死の灰 【しのはい】 lethal radioactive fallout, atomic dust
  • 降灰 【こうかい】 volcanic ash

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hui1
Korean:
hoe

Spanish

  • ceniza
  • cremar

Portuguese

  • cinzas
  • suco adstringente
  • cremar

French

  • cendre
  • lessive
  • incinéré
834 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
818 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1788 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
820 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1325 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
712 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
302 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1343 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1426 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
874 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1261 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3699 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1892 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2573 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
170 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18859 Morohashi
2979 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3396 New Nelson (John Haig)
168 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
180 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
840 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3362 2001 Kanji
2p4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-4 SKIP code
7128.9 Four corner code
1-19-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7070 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
white
Parts:
white
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
483 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 白 【ハク】 white, striped mullet fry (Mugil cephalus), (spoken) line (in a play, film, etc.), one's lines, white dragon tile, winning hand with a pung (or kong) of white dragon tiles, Belgium, white person, Caucasian
  • 白髪 【シラガ】 white hair, grey hair, gray hair
  • 告白 【コクハク】 confession (to a crime, wrongdoing, etc.), admission, professing one's feelings (to someone one wants to go out with), declaration of love, profession (of faith), confession (of sins)
  • 紅白 【コウハク】 red and white, colours for festive or auspicious occasions (colors), two teams, two groups, Kōhaku Uta Gassen, annual contest between male and female popular singers on New Year's Eve (sponsored and broadcast by NHK)
  • 白衣 【ハクイ】 white clothes, white robe, white gown (worn by doctors, chemists, etc.), commoner without rank (in ancient China), layperson
  • 白夜 【ビャクヤ】 night under the midnight sun, white night (at extreme latitudes), night during which the sun doesn't set
  • 敬白 【ケイハク】 Yours Sincerely

Kun reading compounds

  • 白 【しろ】 white, innocence, innocent person, blank space, white go stone, white dragon tile, skewered grilled pig intestine
  • 白い 【しろい】 white
  • 面白 【おもしろ】 amusing, funny, interesting
  • 蘿蔔 【すずしろ】 daikon (variety of large white Oriental radish, Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) (primarily used in context of the seven spring herbs)
  • 白い 【しろい】 white
  • 白色 【しろいろ】 white

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 か、 はっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bai2
Korean:
baeg, bae

Spanish

  • blanco

Portuguese

  • branco

French

  • blanc
37 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
53 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
65 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
266 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3095 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
79 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
73 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
216 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
205 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
205 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
44 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1362 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4305 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2175 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2929 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
37 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22678 Morohashi
3493 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3863 New Nelson (John Haig)
37 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
37 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
242 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
46 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
878 2001 Kanji
4c1.3 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2600.0 Four corner code
1-39-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
767d 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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 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