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

Speed

Stroke order

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

10 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
daughter, girl
Kun:
むすめ
On:
ジョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
1145 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 嬢 【ジョウ】 unmarried woman, Miss, -ess, -ette
  • 娘核 【ジョウカク】 daughter nucleus
  • 令娘 【レイジョウ】 your daughter, young lady
  • 中国娘 【チュウゴクジョウ】 Chinese girl

Kun reading compounds

  • 娘 【むすめ】 daughter, girl (i.e. a young, unmarried woman)
  • 娘婿 【むすめむこ】 son-in-law
  • 一人娘 【ひとりむすめ】 only daughter
  • もらい娘 【もらいむすめ】 adopted daughter
  • ボクっ娘 【ボクっこ】 young woman who uses the first person pronoun "boku"
  • ドジっ子 【ドジっこ】 clumsy girl

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
niang2
Korean:
nang

Spanish

  • hija
  • chica
  • muchacha

Portuguese

  • filha
  • moça

French

  • fille
1846 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
979 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1225 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
999 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
452 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1599 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1752 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1876 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
601 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
446 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
488 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
302 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
367 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1483 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6304 Morohashi
406 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1230 New Nelson (John Haig)
1471 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1581 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1322 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1765 2001 Kanji
3e7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
4743.2 Four corner code
4343.2 Four corner code
1-44-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5a18 Unicode hex code