Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
Variants:
true, reality, Buddhist sect
Kun:
ま-まこと
On:
シン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
279 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 真 【シン】 truth, reality, genuineness, seriousness, logical truth, printed style writing, star performer
  • 誠に 【マコトニ】 indeed, really, absolutely, truly, actually, very, quite
  • 組み写真 【クミシャシン】 composite or montage photograph
  • 迫真 【ハクシン】 realistic, true to life

Kun reading compounds

  • 真 【ま】 just, right, due (east), pure, genuine, true, truth
  • 愛 【まな】 beloved, dear
  • 秀真 【ほつま】 Hotsuma (script)
  • 誠に 【まことに】 indeed, really, absolutely, truly, actually, very, quite
  • 実しやか 【まことしやか】 plausible (but untrue), credible (e.g. of a lie), specious, truthy
  • 嘘から出たまこと 【うそからでたまこと】 something intended as a lie or joke which (by chance) ends up being true, lie turned truth

Readings

Japanese names:
さな、 さね、 ただ、 ただし、 なお、 のり、 まあ、 まこ、 まさ、 まっ、 まど、 まな、 まゆ、 みち、 も
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhen1
Korean:
jin

Spanish

  • verdad
  • realidad
  • puro
  • genuino
  • verdadero

Portuguese

  • verdadeiro
  • realidade
  • seita do Budismo

French

  • exact
  • vrai
  • réalité
  • secte bouddhiste
438 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
341 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
514 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
278 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
783 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
384 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
227 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1228 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
422 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
428 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
242 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1385 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2616 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1337 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1813 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
75 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23236 Morohashi
2111 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3926 New Nelson (John Haig)
75 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
79 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
195 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
358 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1561 2001 Kanji
2k8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-7-3 SKIP code
4080.1 Four corner code
1-31-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
771f Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子孫 【シソン】 descendant, posterity, offspring
  • 男子 【ダンシ】 boy, man, male
  • 女子 【ジョシ】 woman, girl
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 久留子 【クルス】 cross sign
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, kid, teenager, youngster, young (non-adult) person, (one's) child, offspring, young woman, young (animal), offshoot, interest, new share, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), young geisha, young prostitute, bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 判子 【はんこ】 seal (used in lieu of a signature), stamp, chop
  • 売れっ子 【うれっこ】 popular figure, person in demand, favorite, favourite
  • 子 【ね】 the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am), north, eleventh month of the lunar calendar
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 Metal Rat (37th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1924, 1984, 2044)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
1-27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code

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Kun reading compounds

  • 鰈 【かれい】 righteye flounder (any fish of family Pleuronectidae)
  • 真子鰈 【まこがれい】 marbled sole (Pleuronectes yokohamae)
  • 城下カレイ 【しろしたかれい】 marbled sole (Pleuronectes yokohamae)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
die2
Korean:
jeob, tab

Spanish

Portuguese

French

5313 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
46322 Morohashi
6898 New Nelson (John Haig)
11a9.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-11-9 SKIP code
2439.4 Four corner code
1-82-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9c08 Unicode hex code