Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
Variants:
disaster, calamity, woe, curse, evil
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
976 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 災害 【サイガイ】 calamity, disaster, misfortune
  • 災難 【サイナン】 calamity, misfortune, disaster
  • 労災 【ロウサイ】 work-related injury, work-related illness, work-related death, on-the-job accident, workers' compensation insurance
  • 防災 【ボウサイ】 prevention of damage resulting from a natural disaster, protection against disaster

Kun reading compounds

  • 災い 【わざわい】 calamity, catastrophe, misfortune
  • 災いする 【わざわいする】 to be the ruin of (a person)

Readings

Chinese:
zai1
Korean:
jae

Spanish

  • desastre
  • calamidad
  • catástrofe

Portuguese

  • desastre
  • calamidade
  • desgraça
  • maldição
  • mau

French

  • désastre
  • catastrophe
  • calamité
  • malheur
789 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
707 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
680 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1061 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1448 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
788 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1510 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1335 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1418 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
873 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1263 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2734 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1400 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1888 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
169 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18879 Morohashi
2206 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3400 New Nelson (John Haig)
167 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
179 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
667 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2762 2001 Kanji
4d3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
2280.9 Four corner code
26-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
707d Unicode hex code

18 strokes
Radical:
small bird
Parts:
difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
330 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 難 【ナン】 difficulty, trouble, hardship, accident, disaster, danger, fault, defect, criticism
  • 難解 【ナンカイ】 difficult to understand, unintelligible, abstruse
  • 至難 【シナン】 most difficult, next to impossible
  • 海難 【カイナン】 accident at sea, sea disaster, shipwreck

Kun reading compounds

  • 難い 【かたい】 difficult, hard
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky
  • 難しい顔をする 【むずかしいかおをする】 to look displeased, to frown, to scowl, to look grave, to look serious
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky

Readings

Japanese names:
な、 なに
Chinese:
nan2, nan4
Korean:
nan, na

Spanish

  • desastre
  • dificultad
  • sufrimiento
  • ataque al punto débil
  • difícil
  • imposible

Portuguese

  • impossível
  • difícil
  • dificuldade
  • acidente
  • defeito

French

  • difficile
  • impossible
  • problème
  • accident
  • défaut
853 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
960 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
949 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
442 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5038 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
800 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
995 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2760 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
557 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
566 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
526 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1856 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2310 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1196 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1632 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1594 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42128P Morohashi
1838 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6515 New Nelson (John Haig)
1580 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1703 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
351 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1003 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1975 2001 Kanji
8c10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-8 SKIP code
4051.4 Four corner code
38-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96e3 Unicode hex code