Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor
Kun:
-めま-
On:
モクボク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
76 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 目 【モク】 order, item (of a budget revision, etc.), counter for go pieces, counter for surrounded positions (in go)
  • 目撃 【モクゲキ】 witnessing, observing, sighting
  • 盲目 【モウモク】 blindness
  • 細目 【サイモク】 particulars, details, specified items
  • 耳目 【ジモク】 eyes and ears, seeing and hearing, one's attention, one's interest
  • 本来の面目 【ホンライノメンボク】 one's true nature, one's original face

Kun reading compounds

  • 目 【め】 eye, eyeball, eyesight, sight, vision, look, stare, gaze, glance, notice, attention, observation, eyes (of the world, public, etc.), an experience, viewpoint, discrimination, discernment, judgement, eye (e.g. for quality), appearance, spacing (between crossed strands of a net, mesh, etc.), opening, stitch, texture, weave, grain (of wood), eye (of a storm, needle, etc.), intersection (on a go board), square (on a chess board), dot (on a dice), pip, rolled number, graduation, division (of a scale), tooth (of a saw, comb, etc.), ordinal number suffix, somewhat, -ish, point (e.g. of change)
  • 目当て 【めあて】 mark, guide, landmark, purpose, aim, goal, intention, end, sight (on a firearm)
  • 蛇の目 【じゃのめ】 bull's-eye (pattern), double ring (pattern), umbrella with bull's-eye pattern
  • 負い目 【おいめ】 (feeling of) indebtedness, feeling obliged

Readings

Japanese names:
さかん、 さがん、 さっか、 さつか
Chinese:
mu4
Korean:
mog

Spanish

  • ojo
  • mirada
  • percepción

Portuguese

  • olho
  • classe
  • olhar
  • visão
  • experiência
  • atenção
  • favor

French

  • oeil
  • regard
  • aperçu
  • numérateur ordinal
  • expérience
  • classe
  • faveur
  • pièce (Go)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
30 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
72 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
65 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3127 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
22 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
75 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
191 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.11 Japanese for Busy People
55 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
55 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
168 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1376 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3777 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1927 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2619 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
15 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23105 Morohashi
3043 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3906 New Nelson (John Haig)
15 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
15 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
91 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
48 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3979 2001 Kanji
5c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
6010.1 Four corner code
44-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
76ee Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
beginning, former time, origin
Kun:
もと
On:
ゲンガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
192 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 元 【ゲン】 unknown (e.g. in an equation), element (of a set), yuan (monetary unit of China), Yuan dynasty (China)
  • 原価 【ゲンカ】 cost price
  • 中元 【チュウゲン】 15th day of the 7th lunar month, (last day of) Bon lantern festival, mid-year gift, summer gift, Bon Festival gifts
  • 抗原 【コウゲン】 antigen
  • 元日 【ガンジツ】 New Year's Day
  • 元凶 【ゲンキョウ】 ringleader, main culprit, main cause, source

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元 【もと】 former, ex-, past, one-time
  • 家元 【いえもと】 head of a school (of music, dance), head family of a school
  • 胸元 【むなもと】 breast, chest, pit of the stomach, solar plexus, epigastrium

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 はじめ、 はる、 ゆき、 よし
Chinese:
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • principio
  • origen
  • jefe

Portuguese

  • começo
  • tempo anterior
  • origem

French

  • commencement
  • origine
  • ancien temps
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
117 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
106 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
328 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
275 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
106 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
121 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
60 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
137 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
141 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2428 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1226 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
59 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1340 Morohashi
1929 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
343 New Nelson (John Haig)
59 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
63 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
408 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
89 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
0a4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
1021.1 Four corner code
24-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5143 Unicode hex code