Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
field
Parts:
wherefore, a reason
Kun:
よしよ.る
On:
ユウユイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
325 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 由来 【ユライ】 origin, source, history, derivation, originally, from the start, by nature
  • 由緒 【ユイショ】 history, pedigree, lineage
  • 来由 【ライユ】 origin, cause
  • 因由 【インユ】 cause
  • 事由 【ジユウ】 reason, cause
  • 海洋自由 【カイヨウジユウ】 freedom of the sea
  • 由緒 【ユイショ】 history, pedigree, lineage
  • 由緒ある 【ユイショアル】 venerable, prestigious, with a long history

Kun reading compounds

  • 由 【よし】 reason, significance, cause, piece of information that one has heard, I hear that ..., it is said that ...
  • 由ありげ 【よしありげ】 meaningful, suggestive, seeming to be with a history, seeming to be with circumstances that are hard to explain
  • 候由 【そうろうよし】 I hear that ...
  • 因る 【よる】 to be due to, to be caused by, to depend on, to turn on, to be based on, to come from, to be based at (a location, an organization), to be headquartered at

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
you2
Korean:
yu

Spanish

  • razón
  • significado
  • causa

Portuguese

  • porquanto
  • por conseguinte
  • uma razão

French

  • c'est pourquoi
  • raison
  • cause
  • origine
  • grave
325 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
421 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
399 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
376 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
89 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
297 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
739 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
186 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
363 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
364 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
623 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1333 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4311 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2935 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1114 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21724 Morohashi
3499 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3724 New Nelson (John Haig)
1105 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1186 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
134 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
261 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1676 2001 Kanji
0a5.35 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
5060.0 Four corner code
1-45-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7531 Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
affinity, relation, connection, edge, border, verge, brink
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1291 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 縁 【エン】 fate, destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together), relationship (e.g. between two people), bond, link, connection, family ties, affinity, opportunity, chance (to meet someone and start a relationship), pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes), narrow open-air veranda
  • 縁起 【エンギ】 omen, sign of luck, origin, history, causation, dependent arising, doctrine that everything has a cause and there is nothing that arises out of nothing
  • 遠縁 【トオエン】 distant relative
  • 内縁 【ナイエン】 de facto marriage, common-law marriage

Kun reading compounds

  • 縁 【ふち】 rim, brim, edge, brink
  • 縁石 【えんせき】 curb (stone), kerb
  • 盆の縁 【ぼんのふち】 edge of a tray
  • 縁取る 【ふちどる】 to border, to fringe, to hem, to edge
  • 縁 【ゆかり】 connection (to a person, place, etc.), relation, affinity
  • 縁の色 【ゆかりのいろ】 violet
  • 縁 【よすが】 something to rely on, aid, clue, way, means, someone to rely on, relative, reminder, memento
  • 縁 【へり】 edge (of a river, woods, etc.), shoulder (of a road), rim, brim, hem, margin, fringe, selvage, fabric border (of a tatami mat, etc.), edging
  • 縁石 【えんせき】 curb (stone), kerb
  • 縁 【えん】 fate, destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together), relationship (e.g. between two people), bond, link, connection, family ties, affinity, opportunity, chance (to meet someone and start a relationship), pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes), narrow open-air veranda

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yuan2
Korean:
yeon, dan

Spanish

  • afinidad
  • relación
  • conexión
  • borde
  • frontera
  • margen

Portuguese

  • afinidade
  • relação
  • conexão
  • margem
  • borda
  • limite
  • extremidade

French

  • affinité
  • relation
  • karma
  • rapport
  • bord
  • bordure
1030 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1362 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3585 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1244 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1641 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2660 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1131 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1183 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
732 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1548 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1754 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
940 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1269 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1384 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27656P Morohashi
1386 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4553 New Nelson (John Haig)
1372 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1472 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1790 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2751 2001 Kanji
6a9.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2793.2 Four corner code
1-17-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e01 Unicode hex code