Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
charcoal, coal
Kun:
すみ
On:
タン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1307 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 炭鉱 【タンコウ】 coal mine, (coal) pit, colliery, coal-mine shaft
  • 炭素 【タンソ】 carbon (C)
  • 木炭 【モクタン】 charcoal
  • 活性炭 【カッセイタン】 activated charcoal, activated carbon

Kun reading compounds

  • 炭 【すみ】 charcoal, charred remains
  • 炭火 【すみび】 charcoal fire
  • 正炭 【しょうすみ】 first adding of charcoal to the fire (tea ceremony)
  • 竹炭 【たけすみ】 bamboo charcoal

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tan4
Korean:
tan

Spanish

  • carbón vegetal
  • carbón

Portuguese

  • carvão

French

  • charbon de bois
  • charbon
274 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
361 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
341 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1007 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1418 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
842 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
713 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1186 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1344 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1427 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
875 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1267 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2806 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1445 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1947 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
778 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18953 Morohashi
2257 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3413 New Nelson (John Haig)
771 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
833 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
337 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1262 2001 Kanji
3o6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
3-5-4 SKIP code
2228.9 Four corner code
1-35-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
70ad Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
Kun:
もと
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
660 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 素 【ソ】 plain, white silk, prime
  • 素質 【ソシツ】 makings (of), aptitude, talent, qualities, nature, character, temperament
  • 二酸化炭素 【ニサンカタンソ】 carbon dioxide, CO2
  • 栄養素 【エイヨウソ】 nutrient
  • 素 【ス】 one's nature, one's feelings, oneself, plain, unadorned, undecorated, unadulterated, au naturel, mere, poor, exceedingly
  • 素敵 【ステキ】 lovely, wonderful, nice, great, fantastic, superb, cool
  • 空素 【カラス】 dealt hand containing only 1-point cards (scoring combination)
  • 鉤素 【ハリス】 snell (fishing), leader, trace, cast

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, base, mix, stock, (someone's) side, (someone's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元より 【もとより】 from the beginning, from the first, all along, originally, of course
  • 味の素 【あじのもと】 Ajinomoto, brand name of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
su4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • materia prima
  • elemental
  • normal
  • usual

Portuguese

  • elementar
  • princípio
  • descoberto
  • nu

French

  • élément
  • principe
  • nu
  • découvert
658 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
759 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
737 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3511 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
797 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1623 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1707 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
271 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
271 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
636 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1506 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3108 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1546 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27300 Morohashi
2458 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1532 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1652 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
500 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
716 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1441 2001 Kanji
6a4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
5090.3 Four corner code
1-33-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d20 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
spoon
Parts:
change, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
89 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 化 【カ】 action of making something, -ification
  • 化学 【カガク】 chemistry
  • 変化 【ヘンカ】 change, variation, alteration, mutation, transition, transformation, transfiguration, metamorphosis, variety, diversity, inflection, declension, conjugation, sidestepping
  • 消化 【ショウカ】 digestion (of food), digestion (of information), assimilation, thorough understanding, consumption, absorption, using up, meeting (e.g. a quota), completion, losing one's form and turning into something else
  • 化粧 【ケショウ】 make-up, makeup, cosmetics, decoration, dressing, veneer
  • 化粧水 【ケショウスイ】 skin lotion, face lotion
  • 応化 【オウゲ】 assumption of a suitable form (by a buddha or bodhisattva)
  • 教化 【キョウケ】 guidance, teaching people and leading them to Buddhism

Kun reading compounds

  • 化ける 【ばける】 to take the form of (esp. in ref. to a spirit, fox, raccoon dog, etc.), to assume the shape of, to turn oneself into, to transform oneself into, to disguise oneself as, to change radically, to metamorphose, to improve unexpectedly and dramatically (esp. of an actor, artist, rikishi, etc.)
  • 化かす 【ばかす】 to bewitch, to confuse, to enchant, to delude
  • 老ける 【ふける】 to age, to grow old (esp. in appearance), to show marks of age

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hua4
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • cambiar
  • transformarse
  • modificarse
  • disfrazarse

Portuguese

  • mudança
  • tomar a forma de
  • influência
  • encantar
  • iludir
  • seduzir
  • -isação

French

  • transformation
  • prendre la forme de
  • maquillage
  • influence
  • fantôme
  • enchanter
  • tromper
  • chimie
  • -isation
163 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
258 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
238 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
100 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
350 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
76 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
378 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
56 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
254 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
254 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
414 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
55 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
22 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
12 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
12 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1017 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2572X Morohashi
21 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
580 New Nelson (John Haig)
1008 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1083 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
104 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
242 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2156 2001 Kanji
2a2.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-2 SKIP code
2121.0 Four corner code
2421.0 Four corner code
1-18-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5316 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
fit, suit, join, 0.1
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
41 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 合 【ゴウ】 gō, traditional unit of volume, approx. 0.1804 litres, gō, traditional unit of area, approx 0.33 metres square, one-tenth of the way from the base to the summit of a mountain, conjunction, sum, total, synthesis (in dialectics), minor premise (in hetuvidya), counter for covered containers, counter for matches, battles, etc.
  • 合格 【ゴウカク】 passing (an exam), pass, success, passing grade, meeting (specifications, standards, etc.), passing (inspection), qualification, being found eligible
  • 会合 【カイゴウ】 meeting, assembly, gathering, association, conjunction
  • 総合 【ソウゴウ】 synthesis, combination, integration, putting together, synthesis, colligation
  • 合致 【ガッチ】 agreement, concurrence, conformance, compliance
  • 合唱 【ガッショウ】 singing together, singing in union, chorus, ensemble singing, choral singing, chorus
  • 合戦 【カッセン】 battle, fight, fighting, engagement, contest
  • 合羽 【カッパ】 raincoat

Kun reading compounds

  • 合う 【あう】 to come together, to merge, to unite, to meet, to fit, to match, to suit, to agree with, to be correct, to be profitable, to be equitable, to do ... to each other, to do ... together
  • 合うも不思議、合わぬも不思議 【あうもふしぎあわぬもふしぎ】 dreams and fortune-telling are hit-and-miss
  • 合い 【あい】 between-season wear, spring and autumn clothing, spring and fall clothing, together, condition, situation, state, -ish
  • 合図 【あいず】 sign, signal, cue
  • 待合 【まちあい】 rendezvous, meeting, assignation, area where guests gather before the start of a tea ceremony, waiting room, meeting place for assignations, drinking, etc.
  • 地合い 【じあい】 texture (cloth, fabric, paper), market tone, undertone, balance between the position of white and black stones (in go)
  • 合わす 【あわす】 to match (rhythm, speed, etc.), to join together, to unite, to combine, to add up, to face, to be opposite (someone), to compare, to check with, to cause to meet (e.g. an unpleasant fate), to place together, to connect, to overlap, to mix, to combine, to put blade to blade, to fight
  • 合わせる 【あわせる】 to match (rhythm, speed, etc.), to join together, to unite, to combine, to add up, to face, to be opposite (someone), to compare, to check with, to cause to meet (e.g. an unpleasant fate), to place together, to connect, to overlap, to mix, to combine, to put blade to blade, to fight
  • 合わせる顔がない 【あわせるかおがない】 too ashamed to meet

Readings

Japanese names:
あう、 あん、 い、 か、 こう、 ごお、 に、 ね、 や、 わい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
he2
Korean:
hab

Spanish

  • adecuado
  • apropiado
  • correcto
  • sentar bien
  • ser adecuado
  • ser correcto
  • hacer juego

Portuguese

  • encaixe
  • unir

French

  • correspondre
  • convenir
  • joindre
  • go (0,18 l ou 0,33 m)
77 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
134 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
121 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
46 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
383 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
195 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
135 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
270 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.2 Japanese for Busy People
159 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
159 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
271 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
284 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2511 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1274 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1740 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
259 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3287 Morohashi
2019 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
715 New Nelson (John Haig)
253 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
269 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
33 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
124 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2877 2001 Kanji
2a4.18 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
8060.1 Four corner code
1-25-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5408 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
cow 牛 (牜)
Parts:
thing, object, matter
Kun:
ものもの-
On:
ブツモツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
215 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 物 【ブツ】 stock, products, stolen goods, loot, spoils
  • 物理 【ブツリ】 laws of nature, physical laws, physics
  • 私物 【シブツ】 private property, personal belongings, personal effects
  • 木造建築物 【モクゾウケンチクブツ】 wooden building, timber building
  • 財物 【ザイブツ】 property
  • 幣物 【ヘイモツ】 Shinto offerings, present to a guest

Kun reading compounds

  • 物 【もの】 thing, object, article, stuff, substance, one's things, possessions, property, belongings, things, something, anything, everything, nothing, quality, reason, the way of things, used to emphasize emotion, judgment, etc., used to indicate a common occurrence in the past (after a verb in past tense), used to indicate a general tendency, used to indicate something that should happen, item classified as ..., item related to ..., work in the genre of ..., cause of ..., cause for ..., somehow, somewhat, for some reason, really, truly
  • 物語 【ものがたり】 story, tale, narrative, account, fable, legend
  • 化け物 【ばけもの】 goblin, apparition, monster, ghost, phantom, spectre, specter
  • 落とし物 【おとしもの】 lost property, something dropped and left behind

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wu4
Korean:
mul

Spanish

  • cosa
  • objeto
  • materia

Portuguese

  • coisa
  • objeto
  • matéria

French

  • objet
  • chose
  • matière
313 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
410 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
387 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
126 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2857 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
74 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
214 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
611 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
79 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
79 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
321 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1290 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1084 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
587 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
777 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1059 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19959 Morohashi
874 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3538 New Nelson (John Haig)
1050 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1129 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
95 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
313 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2451 2001 Kanji
4g4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
2752.0 Four corner code
1-42-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7269 Unicode hex code