Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
life
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
29 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生育 【セイイク】 birth and growth, giving birth and raising, development, breeding
  • 回生 【カイセイ】 resurrection, resuscitation, regeneration, university student in ... year
  • 公衆衛生 【コウシュウエイセイ】 sanitation, public health
  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生家 【セイカ】 house where one was born, one's parents' house
  • 殺生 【セッショウ】 killing, destruction of life, cruel, heartless, callous, brutal
  • 死生 【シセイ】 life and death

Kun reading compounds

  • 生きる 【いきる】 to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to be in effect, to be in use, to function, to come to life, to be enlivened, to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
  • 生きる力 【いきるちから】 zest for living, energy to live
  • 生かす 【いかす】 to make (the best) use of, to put to good use, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.), to capitalise on (experience, etc.), to let live, to keep alive, to revive, to resuscitate, to bring back to life, to restore (a deleted passage; in proofreading)
  • 生ける 【いける】 to arrange (flowers), to plant, living, live
  • 生ける屍 【いけるしかばね】 living corpse
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生む 【うむ】 to give birth, to bear (child), to lay (eggs), to produce, to yield, to give rise to, to deliver
  • 生う 【おう】 to grow, to spring up, to cut (teeth)
  • 生える 【はえる】 to grow, to spring up, to sprout, to cut (teeth)
  • 生やす 【はやす】 to grow, to cultivate, to wear a beard
  • 生 【き】 pure, undiluted, raw, crude
  • 生地 【きじ】 cloth, fabric, material, texture, dough, batter, inherent quality, one's true character, one's true colours, unglazed pottery, skin with no make-up, uncoated metal
  • 死に生き 【しにいき】 death and life, death or life, death
  • 生 【なま】 raw, uncooked, fresh, natural, as it is, unedited, unprocessed, unprotected (sex), live (i.e. not recorded), inexperienced, unpolished, green, crude, impudence, sauciness, unpasteurized beer, draft beer, draught beer, blank (e.g. disk), unused, just a little, somehow, vaguely, partially, somewhat, half-, semi-, insufficient, incomplete, half-baked, half-hearted, perfunctory, cash, tipsiness
  • 生り 【なまり】 boiled and half-dried bonito
  • お生 【おなま】 impudence, sauciness
  • 現ナマ 【げんナマ】 cold cash, hard cash
  • 生る 【なる】 to bear fruit
  • 生す 【なす】 to have a child
  • 生す 【むす】 to grow (of moss, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あさ、 いき、 いく、 いけ、 うぶ、 うまい、 え、 おい、 ぎゅう、 くるみ、 ごせ、 さ、 じょう、 すぎ、 そ、 そう、 ちる、 なば、 にう、 にゅう、 ふ、 み、 もう、 よい、 りゅう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sheng1
Korean:
saeng

Spanish

  • vida
  • nacimiento
  • vivir
  • existir
  • nacer
  • dar a luz
  • puro
  • crudo

Portuguese

  • vida
  • genuína
  • nascimento

French

  • vie
  • naissance
  • authentique
  • cru
34 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
42 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
29 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2991 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
67 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
71 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
214 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
44 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
44 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
49 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1327 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4309 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2933 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1569 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21670 Morohashi
3497 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3715 New Nelson (John Haig)
1555 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1675 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
9 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
43 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2472 2001 Kanji
0a5.29 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2510.0 Four corner code
1-32-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
751f Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
in front, before
Kun:
まえ-まえ
On:
ゼン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
27 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 前 【ゼン】 last (i.e. immediately preceding), previous, ex-, former, pre- (e.g. premodern), before, before, earlier
  • 前衛 【ゼンエイ】 advance guard, vanguard, avant-garde (e.g. music)
  • 中前 【チュウゼン】 front of center field, front of centre field
  • 風前 【フウゼン】 where the wind blows

Kun reading compounds

  • 前 【まえ】 in front (of), before (e.g. a building), before, earlier, previously, prior, ago, (minutes) to (the hour), (the) front, frontal part, fore, head (e.g. of a line), forward, ahead, (in the) presence (of), in front (of someone), previous (e.g. page), prior (e.g. engagement), first (e.g. half), former (e.g. example), portion, helping, front (of one's body or clothing), breast (of a coat, kimono, etc.), privates, private parts, criminal record, previous conviction, (a) prior
  • 前売り 【まえうり】 advance sale, booking
  • 左前 【ひだりまえ】 wearing a kimono with the right side over the left (normally used only for the dead), going badly (one's business, one's fortune, the economy), being in a bad financial situation, front left, front and left, before and left
  • 出前 【でまえ】 home delivery (of food), outside catering

Readings

Japanese names:
さき、 さと、 まい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qian2
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • antes
  • delante de

Portuguese

  • em frente
  • antes

French

  • devant
  • avant
102 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
177 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
159 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
38 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
595 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
139 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
23 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
47 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
47 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
29 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
196 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2819 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1453 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1957 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
296 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2011X Morohashi
2266 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
490 New Nelson (John Haig)
290 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
309 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
53 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
182 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
943 2001 Kanji
2o7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
2-2-7 SKIP code
8022.1 Four corner code
1-33-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
524d Unicode hex code

退

9 strokes (also 8)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
retreat, withdraw, retire, resign, repel, expel, reject
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
424 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 退役 【タイエキ】 retiring from military service
  • 退院 【タイイン】 leaving hospital, discharge from hospital
  • 進退 【シンタイ】 advance or retreat, moving forwards or backwards, movement, course of action, behaviour, conduct, attitude, remaining in one's post or resigning, staying or leaving
  • 勇退 【ユウタイ】 bowing out, retiring voluntarily

Kun reading compounds

  • 退く 【しりぞく】 to step back, to move back, to retreat, to withdraw (from the presence of a superior), to leave, to exit, to resign, to retire, to quit, to concede
  • 退ける 【しりぞける】 to repel, to drive away, to repulse, to reject
  • 退く 【ひく】 to move back, to draw back, to recede, to lessen, to subside, to ebb, to go down (e.g. of swelling), to resign, to retire, to quit
  • 退く 【どく】 to step aside, to move (i.e. out of the way), to make way, to resign, to retire, to quit, to secede
  • 退ける 【のける】 to put something out of the way, to move (something, someone) aside, to remove, to exclude, to take away, to set aside, to keep apart, to remove (someone) from the group, to shun, to do well despite difficulties, to accomplish despite adversity, to do resolutely, to do boldly
  • 退く 【どく】 to step aside, to move (i.e. out of the way), to make way, to resign, to retire, to quit, to secede

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tui4
Korean:
toe

Spanish

  • retroceder
  • retirarse
  • renunciar
  • dimitir
  • destruir
  • negar
  • rechazar
  • rehusar

Portuguese

  • retirada
  • sacar
  • retirar
  • pedir demissão
  • repelir
  • expelir
  • rejeitar

French

  • retraite
  • se retirer
  • démissionner
  • repousser
  • exclure
  • rejeter
839 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
769 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
746 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
613 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4684 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
459 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
954 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1236A Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
846 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
865 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
348 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
687 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3838 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1969 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2665 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1477 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38839P Morohashi
3094 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6040 New Nelson (John Haig)
1465 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1575 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
703 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3865 2001 Kanji
2q6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-6 SKIP code
3730.3 Four corner code
1-34-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9000 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
rank, grade, throne, crown, about, some
Kun:
くらいぐらい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
276 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 位 【イ】 rank, place (e.g. first place), decimal place, counter for ghosts
  • 位置 【イチ】 place, situation, position, location
  • 部位 【ブイ】 part (esp. of the body), region, site, cut (of meat)
  • 高位 【コウイ】 dignity, eminent, high ranking, high-order (digit, bit, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 位 【くらい】 throne, crown, (nobleman's) seat, government position, court rank, social standing, rank, class, echelon, rung, grade (of quality, etc.), level, tier, rank, position of a figure (e.g. tens, thousands), digit, (decimal) place, degree, extent, amount
  • 位が昇る 【くらいがのぼる】 to rise in rank

Readings

Japanese names:
ぞき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wei4
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • grado
  • posición
  • aproximadamente
  • trono

Portuguese

  • posição
  • grau
  • trono
  • coroa
  • sobre
  • alguma

French

  • rang
  • position
  • grade
  • trône
  • couronne
  • à peu près
344 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
445 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
421 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
482 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
401 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
122 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
312 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
354 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
122 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
122 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
417 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
72 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
69 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
42 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
45 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
964 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
503 Morohashi
61 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
162 New Nelson (John Haig)
955 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1028 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
319 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
473 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2173 2001 Kanji
2a5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2021.8 Four corner code
1-16-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f4d Unicode hex code