Jisho

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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

3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 large, big, great, huge, vast, major, important, serious, severe, great, prominent, eminent, distinguished, -sized, as big as, the size of, university, large (e.g. serving size), large option, long month (i.e. having 31 days)
  • 大学 【ダイガク】 university, college, former imperial university of Japan (established under the ritsuryō system for the training of government administrators), the Great Learning (one of the Four Books)
  • 拡大 【カクダイ】 expansion, extension, magnification, enlargement, escalation, spread
  • 増大 【ゾウダイ】 enlargement, increase
  • 大 【タイ】 nth year in the Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
  • 大使館 【タイシカン】 embassy
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor, headman

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud, extensive, spacious, important, decisive, valuable, older, grown up

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
1-34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code

Speed

Stroke order

Kun reading compounds

  • 鯰 【なまず】 catfish (esp. the Amur catfish, Silurus asotus), earthquake
  • 鯰絵 【なまずえ】 woodblock print depicting a giant catfish (popular in Edo after the 1855 earthquake)
  • 大ナマズ 【だいナマズ】 giant catfish (mythological being thought to cause earthquakes)
  • 琵琶湖大鯰 【びわこおおなまず】 Lake Biwa catfish (Silurus biwaensis)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nian2, nian3
Korean:
yeom

Spanish

Portuguese

French

5300 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2829 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
46285 Morohashi
6879 New Nelson (John Haig)
11a8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-11-8 SKIP code
2833.2 Four corner code
1-82-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9bf0 Unicode hex code