Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
pearl, gem, jewel
Kun:
たま
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1711 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 珠算 【シュザン】 calculation on an abacus
  • 珠玉 【シュギョク】 jewel, gem, gem (of a story, essay, etc.), accomplished work, beautiful piece
  • 遺珠 【イシュ】 unknown literary masterpiece, lost pearl
  • 胚珠 【ハイシュ】 ovule

Kun reading compounds

  • 玉 【たま】 ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet, ball (in sports), pile (of noodles, etc.), bullet, bulb (i.e. a light bulb), lens (of glasses, etc.), bead (of an abacus), ball (i.e. a testicle), gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl, female entertainer (e.g. a geisha), person (when commenting on their nature), character, item, funds or person used as part of a plot, egg, coin, precious, beautiful, excellent
  • 珠算 【しゅざん】 calculation on an abacus
  • 射干玉 【ぬばたま】 pitch-black, darkness

Readings

Japanese names:
す、 とも、 ま、 み
Chinese:
zhu1
Korean:
ju

Spanish

  • perla
  • gema
  • joya

Portuguese

  • pérola
  • gema
  • jóia

French

  • perle
  • gemme
  • joyau
1349 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1540 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2936 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1585 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1534 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1077 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1504 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1603 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1769 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1317 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1183 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
643 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
854 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
264 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20956 Morohashi
947 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3637 New Nelson (John Haig)
258 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
274 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1364 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3164 2001 Kanji
4f6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
1519.0 Four corner code
1-28-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
73e0 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
bud, sprout, spear, germ
Kun:
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1691 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 芽球 【ガキュウ】 gemmule, blast (cell)
  • 芽条変異 【ガジョウヘンイ】 bud mutation, bud sport
  • 発芽 【ハツガ】 germination, sprouting, budding
  • 萌芽 【ホウガ】 germination, germ, sprout, bud, sign

Kun reading compounds

  • 芽 【め】 sprout, shoot, bud, germinal disk (in an egg)
  • 目出度い 【めでたい】 happy, auspicious, propitious, joyous, naive
  • 若芽 【わかめ】 sprouts, new shoots, young buds
  • 腋芽 【えきが】 axillary bud, lateral bud

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 めぐ
Chinese:
ya2, di2
Korean:
a

Spanish

  • brote
  • germen

Portuguese

  • botão
  • broto
  • brotar
  • germe (planta)

French

  • bourgeon
  • pousse
  • brin
  • germe
358 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
457 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
434 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1676 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3920 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
709 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1697 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
683 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1455 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1549 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1835 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
645 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2784 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1429 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1927 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1924 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30860P Morohashi
2240 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5002 New Nelson (John Haig)
1905 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2054 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
497 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1947 2001 Kanji
3k5.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
2-4-4 SKIP code
4424.1 Four corner code
1-18-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82bd Unicode hex code