Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
Variants:
swallow (bird)
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
2147 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 燕窩 【エンカ】 swift's nest (used to make bird's nest soup)
  • 燕楽 【エンガク】 Ancient Chinese banquet music
  • 飛燕 【ヒエン】 swallow in flight

Kun reading compounds

  • 燕 【つばめ】 swallow (bird of the Hirundinidae family), martin, barn swallow (Hirundo rustica), younger man involved with an older woman, boy toy
  • 燕魚 【つばめうお】 longfin batfish (Platax teira, species of Indo-West Pacific spadefish), Tiera batfish, flying fish (esp. the Japanese flying fish, Cypselurus agoo)
  • 若い燕 【わかいつばめ】 young lover of an older woman, boy toy
  • 小洞燕 【しょうどうつばめ】 sand martin (Riparia riparia)
  • 燕 【つばめ】 swallow (bird of the Hirundinidae family), martin, barn swallow (Hirundo rustica), younger man involved with an older woman, boy toy
  • 燕 【つばめ】 swallow (bird of the Hirundinidae family), martin, barn swallow (Hirundo rustica), younger man involved with an older woman, boy toy
  • 燕魚 【つばめうお】 longfin batfish (Platax teira, species of Indo-West Pacific spadefish), Tiera batfish, flying fish (esp. the Japanese flying fish, Cypselurus agoo)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yan4, yan1
Korean:
yeon

Spanish

  • golondrina

Portuguese

French

4070 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2570 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3142 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2196 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
19429 Morohashi
3489 New Nelson (John Haig)
2869 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2882 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3k13.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-12 SKIP code
4433.1 Four corner code
1-17-77 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
71d5 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
ten, complete
Parts:
thousand
Kun:
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
195 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 千 【セン】 1,000, thousand
  • 千九百年代 【センキュウヒャクネンダイ】 the 1900s
  • 一騎当千 【イッキトウセン】 being a match for a thousand, being a mighty warrior (combatant, player)
  • 一人当千 【イチニントウセン】 being a match for a thousand

Kun reading compounds

  • 千 【せん】 1,000, thousand
  • 千島 【ちしま】 Kurile Islands
  • 百千 【ひゃくせん】 a large number, all sorts, hundreds and thousands
  • 8000 【はっせん】 8000, eight thousand, many

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 ゆき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qian1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • mil
  • muchos

Portuguese

  • Mil

French

  • mille
101 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
12 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
47 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
79 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
156 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
83 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
26 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
44 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
15 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
15 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
12 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
240 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4219 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2132 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2881 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
40 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2697 Morohashi
3411 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
599 New Nelson (John Haig)
40 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
40 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
335 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
11 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2255 2001 Kanji
2k1.2 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-3 SKIP code
2040.0 Four corner code
1-32-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5343 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
bird
Parts:
bird, chicken
Kun:
とり
On:
チョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1043 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鶏肉 【トリニク】 chicken meat, fowl, poultry, bird meat
  • 鳥獣 【チョウジュウ】 birds and wild animals, wildlife
  • 愛鳥 【アイチョウ】 pet bird
  • 海鳥 【ウミドリ】 sea bird

Kun reading compounds

  • 鳥 【とり】 bird, bird meat (esp. chicken meat), fowl, poultry
  • 鳥居 【とりい】 torii, Shinto shrine archway
  • 焼き鳥 【やきとり】 yakitori, chicken pieces (or sometimes beef or pork offal) grilled on a skewer, grilled and skewered bird (esp. sparrow), failing to win a single hand during a half-game
  • 花鶏 【あとり】 brambling (bird) (Fringilla montifringilla)

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 と、 とっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
niao3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • pájaro
  • ave

Portuguese

  • Pássaro
  • sufixo para nomes de pássaros.

French

  • oiseau
  • poulet
117 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
190 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
174 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
932 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5340 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
182 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
283 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1521 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
285 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
285 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
486 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1934 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4105 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2083 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2822 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1960 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
46634 Morohashi
3312 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6931 New Nelson (John Haig)
1941 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2091 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
210 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
850 2001 Kanji
11b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-7-4 SKIP code
4-11-4 SKIP code
2732.7 Four corner code
1-36-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9ce5 Unicode hex code