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

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)
  • 湖沼 【コショウ】 lake, marsh, wetland, inland waters
  • 汽水湖 【キスイコ】 brackish lake
  • 塩水湖 【エンスイコ】 saltwater or saline 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

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
line, track
Kun:
すじ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
382 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 線 【セン】 line, stripe, stria, line (e.g. telephone line), wire, ray (e.g. X-ray), beam, line (e.g. of a railroad), track, route, lane, outline, contours, form, level, division, line (of action), position, approach, policy, principle, impression one leaves, air one gives off
  • 繊維 【センイ】 fibre, fiber, textile
  • 横線 【オウセン】 horizontal line
  • 赤外線 【セキガイセン】 infrared rays, infrared radiation

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian4
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • línea
  • cable
  • frontera
  • raíl
  • carril

Portuguese

  • linha
  • trilha

French

  • ligne
  • voie
447 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
176 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
329 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
247 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3580 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
389 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
826 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
299 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
299 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
841 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1551 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1760 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
944 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1273 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1351 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27641 Morohashi
1392 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4548 New Nelson (John Haig)
1339 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1438 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
236 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2742 2001 Kanji
6a9.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2693.2 Four corner code
1-32-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7dda Unicode hex code