Jisho

×

12 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
glissando on strings, lute
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
1965 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 琵琶湖 【ビワコ】 Lake Biwa, Biwako
  • 琵琶 【ビワ】 biwa (Japanese lute)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
pi2
Korean:
bi

Spanish

  • laúd

Portuguese

French

2472 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
3453 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2420 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
21080 Morohashi
3653 New Nelson (John Haig)
2912 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2921 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4f8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-4 SKIP code
1171.1 Four corner code
1111.1 Four corner code
1-40-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7435 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
lute
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
1966 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 琵琶 【ビワ】 biwa (Japanese lute)
  • 楽琵琶 【ガクビワ】 large 4-stringed biwa used in gagaku

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
pa2, ba5
Korean:
pa

Spanish

  • laúd

Portuguese

French

2945 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
3454 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2421 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
21081 Morohashi
3649 New Nelson (John Haig)
2913 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2922 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4f8.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-4 SKIP code
1171.7 Four corner code
1-39-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7436 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
lake
Kun:
みずうみ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1344 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 湖 【コ】 lake (in place names)
  • 湖畔 【コハン】 lake shore
  • 琵琶湖 【ビワコ】 Lake Biwa, Biwako
  • 汽水湖 【キスイコ】 brackish lake

Kun reading compounds

  • 湖 【みずうみ】 lake
  • 白鳥の湖 【はくちょうのみずうみ】 Swan Lake (ballet)

Readings

Japanese names:
うみ、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hu2
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • lago

Portuguese

  • lago

French

  • lac
394 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
293 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
276 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1086 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2628 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
573 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
699 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1584 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
467 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
475 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
453 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1220 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
736 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
439 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
551 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
150 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17836 Morohashi
604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3240 New Nelson (John Haig)
148 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
159 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
396 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
346 2001 Kanji
3a9.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3712.0 Four corner code
1-24-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e56 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
country
Kun:
くに
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
3 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 国際 【コクサイ】 international, diplomatic intercourse
  • 国語 【コクゴ】 national language, Japanese language (esp. as a school subject in Japan), one's native language, mother tongue, native Japanese words (as opposed to loanwords and Chinese-derived words)
  • 大国 【タイコク】 large country, major nation, great power, province of the highest rank (ritsuryō system)
  • 開国 【カイコク】 founding a country, opening of a country (e.g. Japan) to the world, ending (a policy of) national seclusion

Kun reading compounds

  • 国 【くに】 country, state, region, national government, central government, home (i.e. hometown, home country), province (of Japan), land, earth
  • 国境 【こっきょう】 national border, provincial border
  • お国 【おくに】 your native country, your hometown, my home country (i.e. Japan), countryside, country, daimyo's territory (Edo period)
  • 現国 【うつしくに】 world of mankind, this world

Readings

Japanese names:
くな、 こ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guo2
Korean:
gug

Spanish

  • país

Portuguese

  • País
  • terra
  • nação

French

  • pays
79 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
136 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
123 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
8 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1037 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
111 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
36 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
745 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
40 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
344 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2659 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
588 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4752 Morohashi
3087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
950 New Nelson (John Haig)
581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
624 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
158 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
3s5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
6010.3 Four corner code
1-25-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56fd Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
determine, fix, establish, decide
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
48 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 定期 【テイキ】 fixed period, fixed term, regular, periodic, periodical, fixed-term commuter pass, fixed-term deposit, futures contracts
  • 定価 【テイカ】 list price, regular price, established price
  • 予定 【ヨテイ】 plans, arrangement, schedule, program, programme, expectation, estimate
  • 否定 【ヒテイ】 denial, negation, repudiation, disavowal, negation, NOT operation
  • 定 【ジョウ】 certainty, reality, actuality, regular, permanent, samadhi (state of intense concentration achieved through meditation)
  • 定規 【ジョウギ】 (measuring) ruler
  • 勘定 【カンジョウ】 calculation, computation, counting, reckoning, count, bill, check, account, payment (of a bill), settlement (of an account), consideration, allowance
  • 改定 【カイテイ】 revision (of a rule, price, etc.), alteration, change

Kun reading compounds

  • 定める 【さだめる】 to decide, to determine, to establish, to lay down, to prescribe, to provide, to stipulate, to bring peace (to), to make peaceful
  • 定まる 【さだまる】 to become settled, to be fixed
  • 定か 【さだか】 definite, sure

Readings

Japanese names:
さた
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ding4
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • determinar
  • establecer
  • decidir

Portuguese

  • determinar
  • fixar
  • estabelecer
  • decidir

French

  • déterminé
  • fixé
  • établi
  • décidé
474 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
371 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
351 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
62 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1296 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
218 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
464 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
677 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
355 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
356 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
289 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
473 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2770 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1420 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1916 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
388 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7109 Morohashi
2229 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1323 New Nelson (John Haig)
382 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
408 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
93 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
308 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
770 2001 Kanji
3m5.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3080.1 Four corner code
1-36-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b9a Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
eight
Parts:
public, prince, official, governmental
Kun:
おおやけ
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
118 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 公 【コウ】 public matter, governmental matter, prince, duke, lord, sir, familiar or derogatory suffix
  • 公園 【コウエン】 (public) park
  • 王侯 【オウコウ】 king and princes, noble rank
  • 大公 【タイコウ】 archduke
  • 公家 【クゲ】 court noble, nobility, Imperial Court
  • 公廨 【クガイ】 government office
  • 夙 【シュク】 outcasts common around the Kyoto region from the Kamakura period to the Edo period

Kun reading compounds

  • 公 【おおやけ】 official, governmental, formal, public (use, matter, forum, etc.), common, being public knowledge, being out in the open, exposure to public view
  • 公にする 【おおやけにする】 to make public

Readings

Japanese names:
あきら、 き、 きみ、 きん、 たか、 ただし、 とも、 ひろ、 まさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • público
  • imparcial
  • oficial

Portuguese

  • público
  • príncipe
  • oficial
  • governamental

French

  • public
  • prince
  • officiel
  • gouvernemental
210 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
126 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
277 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
122 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
579 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
219 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
341 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
156 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
126 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
126 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
323 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
152 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2468 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1249 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1715 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
792 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1452 Morohashi
1974 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
372 New Nelson (John Haig)
784 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
847 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
212 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
92 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2071 2001 Kanji
2o2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
8073.0 Four corner code
8073.2 Four corner code
1-24-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
516c Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
park, garden, yard, farm
Kun:
その
On:
エン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
628 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 園 【ソノ】 garden (esp. man-made), orchard, park, plantation, place, location
  • 園芸 【エンゲイ】 horticulture, gardening
  • 入園 【ニュウエン】 enrollment in kindergarten, enrolment in nursery school, entering a park, garden, zoo, etc.
  • 農園 【ノウエン】 farm, plantation

Kun reading compounds

  • 園 【その】 garden (esp. man-made), orchard, park, plantation, place, location
  • 園生 【えんせい】 garden (esp. with trees), park
  • 竹の園 【たけのその】 bamboo garden, Imperial family
  • 学びの園 【まなびのその】 educational institution

Readings

Japanese names:
おん、 ぞの
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • parque
  • jardín
  • academia

Portuguese

  • parque
  • jardim
  • quintal
  • fazenda

French

  • parc
  • jardin
  • ferme
159 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
84 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
234 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
412 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1047 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
327 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
425 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2046 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
447 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
454 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
324 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
346 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3914 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2017 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2722 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
592 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4818 Morohashi
3156 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
962 New Nelson (John Haig)
585 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
629 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
223 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1465 2001 Kanji
3s10.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-10 SKIP code
6073.2 Four corner code
6023.2 Four corner code
1-17-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5712 Unicode hex code