Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
bear
Kun:
くま
On:
ユウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1105 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 熊掌 【ユウショウ】 bear's palm (meat treasured in Ancient China)
  • 熊の胆 【クマノイ】 bear's gall (used as medicine for the stomach), bear's bile

Kun reading compounds

  • 熊 【くま】 bear (any mammal of family Ursidae)
  • 熊手 【くまで】 rake, fork, bamboo rake
  • 蜂熊 【はちくま】 crested honey buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus), Oriental honey buzzard, pern
  • 黒熊 【くろくま】 black bear

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiong2
Korean:
ung

Spanish

  • oso

Portuguese

French

  • ours
1148 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2791 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1987 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2410 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2149 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
389 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3530 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1823 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2479 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2022 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19294 Morohashi
2848 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3468 New Nelson (John Haig)
2003 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2159 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2740 2001 Kanji
4d10.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-10-4 SKIP code
2133.1 Four corner code
2233.1 Four corner code
1-23-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
718a Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Kun:
もと
On:
ホン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
10 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 本 【ホン】 book, volume, script, this, present, main, head, real, regular, counter for long cylindrical things, counter for films, TV shows, etc., counter for goals, home runs, etc., counter for telephone calls
  • 本位 【ホンイ】 standard, basis, principle
  • 社会資本 【シャカイシホン】 social capital, SOC
  • 配本 【ハイホン】 distribution of books

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
  • 本木 【もとき】 original stock
  • 大本 【おおもと】 root, origin, source, cause, basis, foundation, Ōmoto (religion)
  • 旗本 【はたもと】 shogunal vassal, direct retainer of a shogun

Readings

Japanese names:
まと、 ごう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ben3
Korean:
bon

Spanish

  • libro
  • origen
  • base
  • contador de cosas alargadas

Portuguese

  • livro
  • presente
  • real
  • verdadeiro
  • principal
  • sufixo p/ contagem De coisas longas

French

  • livre
  • présent
  • essentiel
  • origine
  • principal
  • réalité
  • vérité
  • compteur d'objets allongés
45 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
76 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
70 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
15 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
96 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
20 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
61 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
212 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
25 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
25 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
37 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1046 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4314 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2183 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2937 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
215 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14421 Morohashi
3502 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2536 New Nelson (John Haig)
211 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
224 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
47 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1855 2001 Kanji
0a5.25 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-3 SKIP code
5023.0 Four corner code
1-43-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
672c Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
Variants:
prefecture
Kun:
か.ける
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
140 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 県 【ケン】 prefecture (Japan), county (China, Taiwan, Norway, etc.), department (France), province (Italy, Spain, etc.)
  • 県営 【ケンエイ】 (under) prefectural management
  • 都道府県 【トドウフケン】 prefectures (of Japan), largest administrative divisions of Japan: Tokyo-to, Osaka-fu, Kyoto-fu, Hokkaido and the remaining prefectures
  • 同県 【ドウケン】 the same prefecture

Readings

Japanese names:
あがた、 がた
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian4
Korean:
hyeon

Spanish

  • prefectura

Portuguese

  • Condado
  • prefeitura (região)

French

  • préfecture
  • département
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
291 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
273 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
195 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1362 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
381 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
226 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1252 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
194 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
194 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
336 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1380 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3269 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1687 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2294 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
126 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23210P Morohashi
2641 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3918 New Nelson (John Haig)
513 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
552 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
326 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1241 2001 Kanji
3n6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
2690.1 Four corner code
1-24-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
770c Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
stand, erect
Parts:
stand up, rise, set up, erect
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
58 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 立案 【リツアン】 planning, devising (a plan), drafting, drawing up
  • 立像 【リツゾウ】 standing statue, standing image
  • 並立 【ヘイリツ】 standing abreast
  • 不成立 【フセイリツ】 failure, rejection, rupture
  • 立ち木 【タチキ】 standing tree, standing timber
  • 立纓 【リュウエイ】 erect tail (of a traditional Japanese hat)
  • 開立 【カイリュウ】 extraction of cubic root
  • 造立 【ゾウリュウ】 erecting (temple, Buddhist statue, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 立つ 【たつ】 to stand, to rise, to stand up, to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position), to depart (on a plane, train, etc.)
  • 立つ瀬 【たつせ】 predicament, one's ground, one's position
  • 突立 【とったつ】 stand straight up
  • 立てる 【たてる】 to stand up, to put up, to set up, to erect, to raise, to thrust into, to bury into, to dig into, to make (a noise), to start (a rumour), to raise (a cloud of dust, etc.), to cause, to make, to establish, to set up, to develop, to formulate, to put up (a political candidate), to make (one's leader), to treat with respect, to give (someone) their due, to make (someone) look good, to avoid embarrassing (someone), to sharpen, to make clear, to shut, to close, to make tea (matcha), to perform the tea ceremony, to divide by, to do ... vigorously

Readings

Japanese names:
たち、 たっ、 たつ、 だて、 つい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
li4
Korean:
rib

Spanish

  • levantarse
  • alzarse
  • ponerse en pie
  • levantar
  • erigir
  • estar en pie

Portuguese

  • Ficar de pé
  • levantar-se

French

  • debout
149 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
37 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
73 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
61 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3343 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
72 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
78 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
194 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
121 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
121 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
174 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1459 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2486 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1257 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1723 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
438 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25721 Morohashi
1992 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4223 New Nelson (John Haig)
431 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
462 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
35 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
49 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
473 2001 Kanji
5b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
4-5-2 SKIP code
0010.8 Four corner code
1-46-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7acb Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sheep 羊 (⺶)
Parts:
beauty, beautiful
Kun:
うつく.しい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
462 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 美 【ビ】 beauty
  • 美意識 【ビイシキ】 sense of beauty, aesthetic sense
  • 華美 【カビ】 splendor, splendour, gorgeousness, pomp, magnificence, showiness, gaudiness, extravagance, luxury
  • 造形美 【ゾウケイビ】 beauty of form (oft. used of nature), beauty of a sculpted shape
  • 御 【ミ】 august, beautiful
  • 見事 【ミゴト】 splendid, magnificent, excellent, fine, superb, beautiful, admirable, utter (esp. defeat), total, complete, something worth seeing, sight, spectacle

Kun reading compounds

  • 美しい 【うつくしい】 beautiful, pretty, lovely, sweet, pure (heart, friendship, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
はる、 よし、 よしみ、 り
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mei3
Korean:
mi

Spanish

  • belleza
  • bello

Portuguese

  • beleza
  • bela

French

  • beauté
  • beau, belle
308 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
398 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
376 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
289 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3658 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
268 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
833 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
923 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
401 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
405 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
673 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1566 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2817 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1451 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1955 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
554 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28435 Morohashi
2264 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4660 New Nelson (John Haig)
548 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
587 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
339 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
343 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
963 2001 Kanji
2o7.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4-9-4 SKIP code
2-6-3 SKIP code
8043.1 Four corner code
1-40-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7f8e Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
go, do
Parts:
art, technique, skill, means, trick, resources, magic
Kun:
すべ
On:
ジュツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
350 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 術 【ジュツ】 art, technique, means, way, trick, trap, plot, stratagem, magic
  • 術後 【ジュツゴ】 postoperative, after surgery
  • 奇術 【キジュツ】 magic, conjuring, sleight of hand, legerdemain
  • 占星術 【センセイジュツ】 astrology

Kun reading compounds

  • 術 【すべ】 way, method, means
  • 術無し 【すべなし】 having no choice, at a loss for what to do, at one's wits' end
  • 為す術 【なすすべ】 means, method, way
  • 為ん術 【せんすべ】 (proper) methods

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu4, zhu2
Korean:
sul

Spanish

  • arte
  • técnica
  • manera de hacer las cosas

Portuguese

  • arte
  • técnica
  • habilidade
  • meios
  • truque
  • recursos
  • mágica

French

  • technique
  • art
  • moyens
  • tour
  • ressources
  • magie
636 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
732 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
708 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
299 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1621 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
447 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
877 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1298 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
187 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
187 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
370 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1614 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
575 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
433 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1539 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34046P Morohashi
476 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1754 New Nelson (John Haig)
1525 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1644 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
322 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
736 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2053 2001 Kanji
3i8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
2122.1 Four corner code
2190.4 Four corner code
1-29-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8853 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
eat, food 食 (飠)
Parts:
Variants:
building, mansion, large building, palace
Kun:
やかたたて
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
613 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 館 【カン】 house, hall, building
  • 館長 【カンチョウ】 superintendent, director, curator, chief librarian
  • 在外公館 【ザイガイコウカン】 diplomatic mission, overseas diplomatic establishment
  • 公館 【コウカン】 official residence

Kun reading compounds

  • 館 【やかた】 mansion, palace, manor house, castle, nobleman, noblewoman, dignitary, cabin (on a boat, carriage, etc.)
  • 夏館 【なつやかた】 villa arranged appropriately for summer, mansion arranged appropriately for summer
  • 館 【やかた】 mansion, palace, manor house, castle, nobleman, noblewoman, dignitary, cabin (on a boat, carriage, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
たち
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guan3
Korean:
gwan

Spanish

  • edificio
  • mansión

Portuguese

  • edifício
  • mansão
  • edifício grande
  • palácio

French

  • bâtiment
  • grand bâtiment
  • résidence
  • palais
366 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
266 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
247 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
319 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5174 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
319 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
280 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2761 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
327 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
327 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
330 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1909 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1150 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1562 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1490 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44237P Morohashi
1748 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6701 New Nelson (John Haig)
1478 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1589 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
436 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2877 2001 Kanji
8b8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-8 SKIP code
8377.7 Four corner code
1-20-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9928 Unicode hex code