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

6 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
thread
Kun:
いと
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N2
1488 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 糸 【シ】 thread, 0.0001, one ten-thousandth
  • 糸雨 【シウ】 drizzle, light rain, fine rain
  • 蚕糸 【サンシ】 silk thread, silk yarn
  • 金糸 【キンシ】 gold thread

Kun reading compounds

  • 糸 【いと】 thread, yarn, string
  • 糸口 【いとぐち】 beginning, start, first step, clue, lead, hint, thread end
  • 横糸 【よこいと】 weft, woof (crosswise threads on a loom)
  • 生糸 【きいと】 raw silk thread

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • hilo
  • hebra
  • cuerda

Portuguese

  • contexto

French

  • fil
83 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
75 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
27 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
699 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3492 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
113 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
807 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
720 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
242 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
242 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
409 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1503 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2703 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1379 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1866 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1345 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27221 Morohashi
2179 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4431 New Nelson (John Haig)
1333 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1431 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
58 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2741 2001 Kanji
6a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
4-6-4 SKIP code
2290.3 Four corner code
2090.3 Four corner code
1-27-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7cf8 Unicode hex code