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

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 炭素 【タンソ】 carbon (C)
  • 炭鉱 【タンコウ】 coal mine, (coal) pit, colliery, coal-mine shaft
  • 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

14 strokes
Radical:
wine, alcohol
Parts:
acid, bitterness, sour, tart
Kun:
す.い
On:
サン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
1218 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 酸 【サン】 acid, sourness, sour taste
  • 酸化 【サンカ】 oxidation, oxidization
  • 炭酸 【タンサン】 carbonic acid, carbonated water, baking soda, sodium carbonate
  • アミノ酸 【アミノサン】 amino acid

Kun reading compounds

  • 酸い 【すい】 sour, acid
  • 酸葉 【すいば】 sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Common sorrel, garden sorrel, spinach dock

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
suan1
Korean:
san

Spanish

  • ácido
  • agrio

Portuguese

  • ácido
  • amargo
  • azedo
  • picante

French

  • acide
  • aigre
  • amer
  • sur (goût)
618 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
715 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
689 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1027 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4789 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
819 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1838 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
516 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
525 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1420 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1797 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1968 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1049 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1415 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1449 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39871 Morohashi
1563 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6177 New Nelson (John Haig)
1437 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1545 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
791 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3267 2001 Kanji
7e7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
1364.7 Four corner code
1-27-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9178 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
water
Kun:
みずみず-
On:
スイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
223 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 水 【スイ】 Wednesday, shaved ice (served with flavored syrup), water (fifth of the five elements)
  • 水位 【スイイ】 water level
  • 用水 【ヨウスイ】 irrigation water, water for fire, city water, cistern water
  • 浄水 【ジョウスイ】 clean water, purified water

Kun reading compounds

  • 水 【みず】 water (esp. cool, fresh water, e.g. drinking water), fluid (esp. in an animal tissue), liquid, flood, floodwaters, water offered to wrestlers just prior to a bout, break granted to wrestlers engaged in a prolonged bout
  • 水揚げ 【みずあげ】 landing, unloading (e.g. a ship), catch (of fish), takings, sales (of a shop), defloration (e.g. of a geisha), preservation (of cut flowers, in ikebana)
  • 飲み水 【のみみず】 drinking water, potable water
  • 呼び水 【よびみず】 pump-priming, rousing, stimulation

Readings

Japanese names:
うず、 ずみ、 つ、 ど、 み、 みさ、 みつ、 みな、 みん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shui3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • agua

Portuguese

  • água

French

  • eau
14 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
16 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
40 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
144 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2482 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
16 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
68 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
54 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
21 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
21 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
19 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1151 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
10 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
132 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17083 Morohashi
10 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3030 New Nelson (John Haig)
130 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
137 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
166 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
31 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1142 2001 Kanji
3a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-3 SKIP code
4-4-3 SKIP code
1223.0 Four corner code
1-31-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c34 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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 素 【ソ】 plain, white silk, prime
  • 素案 【ソアン】 rough plan, draft
  • 栄養素 【エイヨウソ】 nutrient
  • 酵素 【コウソ】 enzyme
  • 素 【ス】 one's nature, one's feelings, oneself, plain, unadorned, undecorated, unadulterated, au naturel, mere, poor, exceedingly
  • 素顔 【スガオ】 face with no make-up, unpainted face, true face (of a country, celebrity, etc.), real face, true picture, real nature, sober face, sobriety
  • 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, (somebody's) side, (somebody'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