Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
white
Parts:
white
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
483 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 白 【ハク】 white, striped mullet fry (Mugil cephalus), (spoken) line (in a play, film, etc.), one's lines, white dragon tile, winning hand with a pung (or kong) of white dragon tiles, Belgium, white person, Caucasian
  • 白髪 【シラガ】 white hair, grey hair, gray hair
  • 告白 【コクハク】 confession (to a crime, wrongdoing, etc.), admission, professing one's feelings (to someone one wants to go out with), declaration of love, profession (of faith), confession (of sins)
  • 紅白 【コウハク】 red and white, colours for festive or auspicious occasions (colors), two teams, two groups, Kōhaku Uta Gassen, annual contest between male and female popular singers on New Year's Eve (sponsored and broadcast by NHK)
  • 白衣 【ハクイ】 white clothes, white robe, white gown (worn by doctors, chemists, etc.), commoner without rank (in ancient China), layperson
  • 白夜 【ビャクヤ】 night under the midnight sun, white night (at extreme latitudes), night during which the sun doesn't set
  • 敬白 【ケイハク】 Yours Sincerely

Kun reading compounds

  • 白 【しろ】 white, innocence, innocent person, blank space, white go stone, white dragon tile, skewered grilled pig intestine
  • 白い 【しろい】 white
  • 面白 【おもしろ】 amusing, funny, interesting
  • 蘿蔔 【すずしろ】 daikon (variety of large white Oriental radish, Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) (primarily used in context of the seven spring herbs)
  • 白い 【しろい】 white
  • 白色 【しろいろ】 white

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 か、 はっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bai2
Korean:
baeg, bae

Spanish

  • blanco

Portuguese

  • branco

French

  • blanc
37 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
53 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
65 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
266 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3095 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
79 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
73 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
216 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
205 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
205 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
44 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1362 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4305 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2175 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2929 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
37 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22678 Morohashi
3493 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3863 New Nelson (John Haig)
37 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
37 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
242 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
46 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
878 2001 Kanji
4c1.3 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2600.0 Four corner code
1-39-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
767d Unicode hex code

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On reading compounds

  • 蟻蚕 【ギサン】 silkworm (in the first or second instar)
  • 蟻酸 【ギサン】 formic acid, formic
  • 兵蟻 【ヘイギ】 soldier ant

Kun reading compounds

  • 蟻 【あり】 ant
  • アリ学 【アリがく】 myrmecology, the study of ants
  • 兵隊アリ 【へいたいアリ】 soldier ant
  • 軍隊蟻 【ぐんたいあり】 army ant, driver ant

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi3
Korean:
eui

Spanish

  • hormiga

Portuguese

French

4196 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2804 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
33672 Morohashi
5397 New Nelson (John Haig)
2686 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2726 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6d13.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-13 SKIP code
5815.3 Four corner code
1-21-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
87fb Unicode hex code