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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  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself
  • 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
  • 生家 【セイカ】 house where one was born, parents' house
  • 転生 【テンセイ】 transmigration of souls, reincarnation
  • 殺生 【セッショウ】 killing, destruction of life, barbarous, callous, brutal, cruel, heartless

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
  • 生 【なま】 raw, uncooked, fresh, natural, as it is, unedited, unprocessed, unprotected (i.e. not wearing a condom), live (i.e. not recorded), inexperienced, unpolished, green, crude, impudence, sauciness, unpasteurized beer, draft beer, draught beer, just a little, somehow, vaguely, partially, somewhat, half-, semi-, irresponsibly, half-baked, cash, tipsiness
  • 生り 【なまり】 boiled and half-dried bonito
  • お生 【おなま】 impudence, sauciness
  • 現生 【げんなま】 real money, 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
Chinese:
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
32-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
751f Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
Kun:
いのち
On:
メイミョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
465 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 命 【メイ】 command, decree, life, destiny
  • 命運 【メイウン】 fate, doom
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 十月革命 【ジュウガツカクメイ】 October Revolution
  • 命婦 【ミョウブ】 title for high-ranking court ladies
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 安心立命 【アンシンリツメイ】 spiritual peace and enlightenment, keeping an unperturbed mind through faith

Kun reading compounds

  • 命 【いのち】 life, life force, lifetime, lifespan, most important thing, foundation, core, paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love), fate, destiny, karma
  • 命からがら 【いのちからがら】 for dear life, barely escaping alive
  • 貴い命 【たっといいのち】 precious life
  • 露の命 【つゆのいのち】 life as evanescent as the dew

Readings

Chinese:
ming4
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • orden
  • mandato
  • vida

Portuguese

  • destino
  • comando
  • decreto
  • vida

French

  • destinée
  • destin
  • ordre
  • décret
  • vie
  • nommer (à un poste)
519 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
416 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
394 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
388 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
430 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
387 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
411 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
671 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
578 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
587 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
997 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
325 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2553 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1303 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1772 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1412 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3473 Morohashi
2058 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
767 New Nelson (John Haig)
1400 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1502 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
249 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
316 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2844 2001 Kanji
2a6.26 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
2-3-5 SKIP code
8062.7 Four corner code
44-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
547d Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
timber, trees, wood, establish, set up
Kun:
On:
ジュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
988 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 樹木 【ジュモク】 tree, trees and shrubs
  • 樹脂 【ジュシ】 resin, rosin
  • 植樹 【ショクジュ】 tree-planting
  • 広葉樹 【コウヨウジュ】 broadleaf tree

Kun reading compounds

  • 木 【き】 tree, shrub, bush, wood, timber
  • 木々 【きぎ】 (many) trees, every tree, all kinds of trees
  • 一樹 【いちじゅ】 one tree, a tree
  • 楷の木 【かいのき】 Chinese pistache (Pistacia chinensis)

Readings

Japanese names:
いつき、 うえ、 こ、 しげ、 じ、 たちき、 たつ、 たつる、 な
Chinese:
shu4
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • árbol
  • vegetación
  • establecer

Portuguese

  • Madeira-de-lei
  • madeira

French

  • grume
  • bois
897 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
888 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1034 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2377 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1053 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1446 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2483 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1144 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1197 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1853 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1117 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1363 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
735 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
987 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1458 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15496 Morohashi
1075 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2878 New Nelson (John Haig)
1446 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1554 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
993 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1848 2001 Kanji
4a12.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-12 SKIP code
4490.0 Four corner code
28-89 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6a39 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
work
Parts:
craft, construction, katakana e radical (no. 48)
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
299 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 工 【コウ】 (factory) worker
  • 工員 【コウイン】 factory worker
  • 起工 【キコウ】 setting to work
  • 商工 【ショウコウ】 commerce and industry
  • 工夫 【クフウ】 scheme, device, scheming, devising, figuring out, coming up with, solving ingeniously, dedication to spiritual improvement (esp. through Zen meditation)
  • 工面 【クメン】 contrivance, managing (to raise money), one's financial condition
  • 竹細工 【タケザイク】 bamboo work
  • 寄せ木細工 【ヨセギザイク】 wooden mosaic work, parquetry, wooden mosaic (e.g. on a piece of furniture), marquetry, marqueterie
  • 具合 【グアイ】 condition, state, health, state (of health), way, manner, circumstance, luck, face, dignity, decency, propriety
  • 工面 【クメン】 contrivance, managing (to raise money), one's financial condition

Readings

Japanese names:
もく
Chinese:
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • construcción
  • fabricación
  • obrero

Portuguese

  • ofício
  • construção

French

  • ingénierie
  • industrie
  • construction
  • radical katakana E (no. 48)
71 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
125 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
113 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
169 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1451 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
77 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
161 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
39 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
139 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
139 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
379 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
550 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4190 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2118 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2866 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
76 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8714 Morohashi
3381 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1532 New Nelson (John Haig)
76 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
80 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
173 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
84 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
0a3.6 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
1010.0 Four corner code
25-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5de5 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
technique, art, craft, performance, acting, trick, stunt
Kun:
う.えるのりわざ
On:
ゲイウン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
719 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 芸 【ゲイ】 art, craft, accomplishment, artistic skill, technique, performance
  • 芸者 【ゲイシャ】 geisha, Japanese singing and dancing girl
  • 民芸 【ミンゲイ】 folk craft, folk art
  • 文芸 【ブンゲイ】 literature, the arts, art and literature, liberal arts
  • 芸香 【ウンコウ】 common rue (Ruta graveolens)

Readings

Japanese names:
き、 げ、 なり
Chinese:
yun2
Korean:
un, ye

Spanish

  • arte
  • técnica

Portuguese

  • técnica
  • arte
  • ofício
  • performance
  • representação
  • truque
  • façanha

French

  • art
  • technique
  • métier
  • interprétation
  • tour
  • cascade
388 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
495 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
470 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
588 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3908 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
421 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
862 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
689 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
435 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
441 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
566 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
642 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2738 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1403 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1892 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
428 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30741P Morohashi
2209 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4978 New Nelson (John Haig)
421 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
450 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
479 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1971 2001 Kanji
3k4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4473.1 Four corner code
23-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82b8 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
goods, refinement, dignity, article, counter for meal courses
Kun:
しな
On:
ヒンホン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
225 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 品 【ヒン】 elegance, grace, refinement, class, dignity, article, item, counter for items (of food, etc.), counter for dishes or courses (at a restaurant)
  • 品位 【ヒンイ】 dignity, grace, nobility, grade, quality, fineness, carat, karat
  • 小品 【ショウヒン】 short piece (of music, writing), small work (painting, sculpture, etc.), literary sketch, essay, small article, small item
  • 遺品 【イヒン】 articles of the deceased, article left by the deceased, things that belonged to the deceased
  • 品 【ホン】 court rank, level, grade, chapter, section, volume
  • 品題 【ホンダイ】 chapter title, section title, volume title
  • 九品 【クホン】 nine levels of Amitabha's Pure Land, Amitabha's Pure Land, nine-tiered lotus leaf platform in Amitabha's Pure Land

Kun reading compounds

  • 品 【しな】 article, item, thing, goods, stock, quality, flirtatiousness, coquetry
  • 品目 【ひんもく】 item, commodity, list of articles
  • 一品 【いっぴん】 item, article, dish, course, finest item
  • 扱わない品 【あつかわないしな】 goods not in one's line

Readings

Chinese:
pin3
Korean:
pum

Spanish

  • producto
  • artículo
  • bienes

Portuguese

  • bens
  • refinamento
  • dignidade
  • artigo
  • sufixo para contagem de para pratos de refeição

French

  • marchandise
  • dignité
  • raffinement
  • article
  • compteur de plats
311 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
405 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
382 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
138 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
923 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
146 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
138 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
916 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.11 Japanese for Busy People
230 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
230 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
683 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
328 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2795 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1437 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1937 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
23 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3581 Morohashi
2248 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
792 New Nelson (John Haig)
23 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
23 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
372 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
345 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3777 2001 Kanji
3d6.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
6066.0 Four corner code
41-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
54c1 Unicode hex code