Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
dish
Parts:
benefit, gain, profit, advantage
Kun:
ま.す
On:
エキヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
674 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 益 【エキ】 benefit, use, good, advantage, gain, profit, gains
  • 益金 【エキキン】 profit
  • 増益 【ゾウエキ】 increased (profit)
  • 公益 【コウエキ】 public interest, public benefit, public good
  • 益 【エキ】 benefit, use, good, advantage, gain, profit, gains
  • 益体もない 【ヤクタイモナイ】 useless, worthless, absurd, baloney
  • 現世利益 【ゲンセリヤク】 benefits gained in this world through observance of the Buddhist teachings, happiness gained in this world through observance of the Buddhist teachings

Kun reading compounds

  • 益々 【ますます】 increasingly, more and more, decreasingly (when declining), less and less
  • 益人 【ますひと】 people, subjects, populace

Readings

Japanese names:
まし、 ます
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi4
Korean:
ig

Spanish

  • beneficio
  • ganancia
  • ventaja
  • provecho

Portuguese

  • benefício
  • ganho
  • lucro
  • vantagem

French

  • bénéfice
  • gain
  • profit
  • avantage
742 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
648 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
619 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
825 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
597 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
631 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1553 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1201 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
716 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
729 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
921 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1370 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2849 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1468 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1978 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1899 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22972P Morohashi
2285 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3891 New Nelson (John Haig)
1881 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2026 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
707 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
974 2001 Kanji
2o8.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
2-5-5 SKIP code
2-2-8 SKIP code
8010.7 Four corner code
1-17-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
76ca Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
right hand
Parts:
friend
Kun:
とも
On:
ユウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
622 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 友 【ユウ】 friend, affection (for siblings)
  • 友愛 【ユウアイ】 fraternity, friendship
  • 戦友 【センユウ】 comrade in arms, war buddy, fellow soldier
  • 盟友 【メイユウ】 sworn friend

Kun reading compounds

  • 友 【とも】 friend, companion, comrade, pal, accompaniment, companion (e.g. book), complement, accessory
  • 友達 【ともだち】 friend, companion
  • リア友 【リアとも】 real-life friend (as opposed to online friend)
  • 酒のお供 【さけのおとも】 appetizer or snack served with drinks, accompaniment to an (alcoholic) drink

Readings

Japanese names:
う、 ど、 ゆ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
you3
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • amigo
  • compañero

Portuguese

  • amigo

French

  • ami
145 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
234 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
214 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
543 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
858 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
158 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
30 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
70 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
264 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
264 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
79 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
268 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3670 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1873 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2553 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
711 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3119 Morohashi
2952 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
672 New Nelson (John Haig)
704 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
760 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
451 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
104 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1467 2001 Kanji
2h2.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-4 SKIP code
4004.7 Four corner code
1-45-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53cb Unicode hex code