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:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
breath, respiration, son, interest (on money)
Kun:
いき
On:
ソク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
882 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 息 【ソク】 son, interest (on a loan, deposit, etc.)
  • 息子 【ムスコ】 son, penis
  • 鼻息 【ハナイキ】 nasal breathing, breathing through one's nose, person's pleasure, excitement
  • 終息 【シュウソク】 having ended, being resolved

Kun reading compounds

  • 息 【いき】 breath, breathing, tone, mood
  • 意気込む 【いきごむ】 to be enthusiastic about, to be eager, to be keen
  • 鼻息 【はないき】 nasal breathing, breathing through one's nose, person's pleasure, excitement
  • 寝息 【ねいき】 breathing of a sleeping person

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xi1, xi2
Korean:
sig

Spanish

  • respiración
  • aliento
  • hijo
  • interés (en dinero)
  • tono

Portuguese

  • hálito
  • respiração
  • filho
  • juros

French

  • respirer
  • fils
  • intérêts (prêt)
454 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
351 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
332 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
872 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3844 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
628 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
539 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1224 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1242 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1308 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1118 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
782 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3278 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1693 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2301 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
617 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10601 Morohashi
2647 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1850 New Nelson (John Haig)
610 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
657 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
359 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
858 2001 Kanji
4k6.17 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-4 SKIP code
2633.0 Four corner code
1-34-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
606f Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
ring, circle, link, wheel
Kun:
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
409 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 環 【カン】 ring, band, rim, ring, circum-
  • 環境 【カンキョウ】 environment, circumstance
  • 円環 【エンカン】 circle, ring, torus
  • 外環 【ガイカン】 outer ring, outer loop

Kun reading compounds

  • 輪 【わ】 ring, circle, loop, hoop, wheel, circle (e.g. of friends)
  • 浮き輪 【うきわ】 swim ring, swimming ring, life buoy, life belt, life preserver, lifesaver
  • 耳環 【みみわ】 earring (non-pierced), helix

Readings

Japanese names:
たま、 たまき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
huan2
Korean:
hwan

Spanish

  • círculo
  • anillo
  • eslabón
  • giro

Portuguese

  • argola
  • círculo
  • elo
  • roda

French

  • anneau
  • cercle
  • roue
  • maillon
1115 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
991 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2970 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1568 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
737 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2620 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
865 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
884 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1035 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1323 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1395 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
747 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1011 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
844 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21287 Morohashi
1090 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3680 New Nelson (John Haig)
836 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
899 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1875 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3165 2001 Kanji
4f13.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-13 SKIP code
1613.2 Four corner code
1-20-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
74b0 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
boundary, border, region
Kun:
さかい
On:
キョウケイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
346 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 境 【サカイ】 border, boundary, turning point, watershed, area, region, spot, space, environment, psychological state, mental state, cognitive object, something perceptible by the sense organs or mind
  • 境界 【キョウカイ】 boundary, border, limit, bounds, frontier
  • 越境 【エッキョウ】 crossing a border (illegally), border violation, border transgression
  • 推奨環境 【スイショウカンキョウ】 system requirements (i.e. recommended hardware and software to run a package)
  • 境内 【ケイダイ】 grounds (esp. of shrines and temples), compound, churchyard, precincts
  • 境界 【ケイカイ】 land boundary, border (between properties)

Kun reading compounds

  • 境 【さかい】 border, boundary, turning point, watershed, area, region, spot, space, environment, psychological state, mental state, cognitive object, something perceptible by the sense organs or mind
  • 境目 【さかいめ】 borderline, boundary
  • 生死の境 【せいしのさかい】 between life and death

Readings

Japanese names:
さか、 じき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jing4
Korean:
gyeong

Spanish

  • límite
  • frontera
  • región
  • circunstancia
  • borde

Portuguese

  • limite
  • borda
  • região

French

  • frontière
  • région
  • environnement
761 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
680 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
651 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
792 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1135 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
751 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
440 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2076 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
864 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
883 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1036 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
387 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
835 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
482 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
618 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
495 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5409 Morohashi
676 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1085 New Nelson (John Haig)
484 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
523 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
787 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1457 2001 Kanji
3b11.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
4011.6 Four corner code
1-22-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5883 Unicode hex code