Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
claw 爪 (爫)
Parts:
claw, nail, talon
Kun:
つめつま-
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
2025 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 爪牙 【ソウガ】 claws and fangs, claws and tusks, clutches, devious design, means of causing harm, weapon, pawn, stooge, cat's-paw, right-hand man
  • 爪痕 【ソウコン】 fingernail mark, scratch
  • 陥入爪 【カンニュウソウ】 ingrown nail, ingrowing nail
  • 狼爪 【ロウソウ】 dewclaw

Kun reading compounds

  • 爪 【つめ】 nail (e.g. fingernail, toenail), claw, talon, hoof, plectrum, pick, hook, clasp
  • 爪切り 【つめきり】 nail clippers
  • 陥入爪 【かんにゅうそう】 ingrown nail, ingrowing nail
  • 鷹の爪 【たかのつめ】 Gamblea innovans (species of deciduous tree), extremely spicy form of chili pepper, variety of high-quality green tea

Readings

Chinese:
zhua3, zhao3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • uña
  • garra
  • zarpa

Portuguese

French

  • ongle
  • griffe
  • serre
  • plectre
2822 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1887 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
115 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1320 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3756 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2605 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
735 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19653 Morohashi
3024 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3509 New Nelson (John Haig)
727 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
784 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
0a4.9 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-1 SKIP code
7223.0 Four corner code
1-36-62 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
722a Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
willow
Kun:
やなぎ
On:
ヨウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
1815 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 柳 【ヤナギ】 willow (any tree of genus Salix), weeping willow (Salix babylonica)
  • 楊弓 【ヨウキュウ】 small toy bow that can be shot while sitting, popular in the Edo period
  • 垂楊 【スイヨウ】 weeping willow
  • 箱柳 【ハコヤナギ】 Japanese aspen (Populus tremula var. sieboldii)

Kun reading compounds

  • 柳 【やなぎ】 willow (any tree of genus Salix), weeping willow (Salix babylonica)
  • 箱柳 【はこやなぎ】 Japanese aspen (Populus tremula var. sieboldii)
  • 泥の木 【どろのき】 Japanese poplar (Populus maximowiczii)

Readings

Japanese names:
やな
Chinese:
yang2
Korean:
yang

Spanish

  • sauce

Portuguese

French

2321 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1898 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2122 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1286 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
699 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
933 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
15112 Morohashi
2784 New Nelson (John Haig)
2473 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2539 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4a9.17 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-9 SKIP code
4692.7 Four corner code
1-45-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
694a Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
bough, branch, twig, limb, counter for branches
Kun:
えだ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
1401 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 枝 【シ】 counter for long, thin things (i.e. swords)
  • 枝葉 【シヨウ】 branches and leaves, foliage, unimportant details, nonessentials, side issue, digression
  • 整枝 【セイシ】 training (branches in horticulture)
  • 茘枝 【レイシ】 litchi (Nephelium litchi), lychee, lichee, litchi nut, bitter melon (Momordica charantia), bitter gourd, Thais bronni (species of muricid gastropod)

Kun reading compounds

  • 枝 【えだ】 branch, bough, limb, twig, sprig, spray
  • 枝葉 【しよう】 branches and leaves, foliage, unimportant details, nonessentials, side issue, digression
  • 若枝 【わかえだ】 young branch, sprig
  • 下枝 【したえだ】 lower branches of a tree

Readings

Japanese names:
え、 ぐさ
Chinese:
zhi1, qi2
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • rama
  • bifurcación

Portuguese

  • ramagem
  • ramo
  • galho
  • tronco

French

  • branche
  • rameau
  • brindille
  • compteur de branches
719 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1315 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1154 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2211 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
889 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
626 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
631 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
870 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
889 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
972 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1074 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1073 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
579 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
767 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
720 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14557 Morohashi
863 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2591 New Nelson (John Haig)
713 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
770 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
684 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1867 2001 Kanji
4a4.18 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
4494.7 Four corner code
1-27-62 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
679d Unicode hex code