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

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  • 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

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

19 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
seaweed, duckweed
Kun:
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2124 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 藻類 【ソウルイ】 seaweed, algae
  • 藻菌類 【ソウキンルイ】 algal fungi
  • 海藻 【カイソウ】 seaweed
  • 石灰藻 【セッカイソウ】 calcareous algae

Kun reading compounds

  • 藻 【も】 algae, waterweed, seaweed, duckweed
  • 藻掻く 【もがく】 to struggle, to writhe, to wriggle, to squirm, to act frantically, to make desperate efforts
  • 山椒藻 【さんしょうも】 floating watermoss (Salvinia natans)
  • 菅藻 【すがも】 Phyllospadix iwatensis (species of seagrass)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zao3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • alga marina

Portuguese

  • algas
  • planta flutuante

French

  • algue
  • lentille d'eau
1531 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
2031 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4098 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1710 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2837 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1657 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1771 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1839 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
674 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3033 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1546 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2116 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2052 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32401X Morohashi
2384 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5254 New Nelson (John Haig)
2035 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2191 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1920 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k16.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-16 SKIP code
4419.4 Four corner code
1-33-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
85fb Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
hawser, class (genus), rope, cord, cable
Kun:
つな
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1053 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 綱 【コウ】 class
  • 綱領 【コウリョウ】 general plan, main points, summary, platform (e.g. for a campaign), mission statement
  • 要綱 【ヨウコウ】 main principle, gist, general plan, guidelines, outline
  • 大綱 【タイコウ】 fundamental principles, main lines, outline, summary, general features

Kun reading compounds

  • 綱 【つな】 rope, cord, line, grand champion's braided belt
  • 綱引き 【つなひき】 tug of war (orig. a form of divination to predict whether the year will be favourable or unfavourable), forward puller (of a rickshaw)
  • 命の綱 【いのちのつな】 the thread of life
  • 望みの綱 【のぞみのつな】 one's last hope, one's only hope, the last hope

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gang1
Korean:
gang

Spanish

  • soga
  • cuerda
  • cordón
  • categoría

Portuguese

  • amarrio
  • classe (gênero em biologia)
  • corda
  • cabo

French

  • haussière
  • classe (genre)
  • corde
  • câble
1264 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1250 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3561 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1052 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1635 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2661 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1609 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1716 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1566 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1541 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1735 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
928 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1253 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1982 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27576 Morohashi
1372 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4525 New Nelson (John Haig)
1963 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2114 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1723 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2753 2001 Kanji
6a8.23 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-8 SKIP code
2792.0 Four corner code
1-25-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7db1 Unicode hex code