Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
Variants:
eyeball
Kun:
まなこ
On:
ガンゲン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
1527 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 眼鏡 【メガネ】 glasses, eyeglasses, spectacles, judgment, judgement, discrimination, discernment, insight
  • 眼科 【ガンカ】 ophthalmology
  • 主眼 【シュガン】 main purpose, chief aim, focus, main point, gist, essence
  • 象嵌 【ゾウガン】 inlay (work), inlaying
  • 慈眼 【ジゲン】 merciful eye (of a Buddha or a bodhisattva watching humanity)
  • 開眼 【カイガン】 enlightenment, spiritual awakening, opening one's eyes to the truth, gaining eyesight, restoring eyesight, opening the eyes

Kun reading compounds

  • 眼 【まなこ】 eye, eyeball, pupil and (dark) iris of the eye, insight, perceptivity, power of observation, look, field of vision, core, center, centre, essence
  • 血眼 【ちまなこ】 bloodshot eyes, (doing something in a) frenzy
  • 百眼 【ひゃくまなこ】 using multiple simple paper masks to represent different emotions in a play (from the middle of the Edo period), simple paper mask
  • 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)
  • 眼鏡 【めがね】 glasses, eyeglasses, spectacles, judgment, judgement, discrimination, discernment, insight
  • 血眼 【ちまなこ】 bloodshot eyes, (doing something in a) frenzy
  • 青目 【あおめ】 blue eyes, a Westerner

Readings

Chinese:
yan3
Korean:
an

Spanish

  • ojo
  • vista
  • perspicacia
  • punto principal

Portuguese

  • globo ocular

French

  • globe oculaire
754 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
669 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
640 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1127 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3140 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
674 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1561 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1637 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
848 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
867 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
976 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1387 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1504 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
796 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1084 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1479 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23318 Morohashi
1172 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3935 New Nelson (John Haig)
1467 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1577 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
725 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3965 2001 Kanji
5c6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-6 SKIP code
6703.2 Four corner code
20-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
773c Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
Variants:
ray, light
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
527 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 光学 【コウガク】 optics
  • 光栄 【コウエイ】 honour, honor, glory, privilege
  • 脚光 【キャッコウ】 footlight, limelight
  • 発光 【ハッコウ】 emission (of light), radiation (of light), luminescence

Kun reading compounds

  • 光る 【ひかる】 to shine, to glitter, to be bright
  • 光る棒 【ひかるぼう】 glowstick, neon light stick
  • 光 【ひかり】 light, illumination, ray, beam, gleam, glow, happiness, hope, influence, power, vision, eyesight
  • 光り輝く 【ひかりかがやく】 to shine, to glitter
  • 越光 【こしひかり】 Koshihikari (variety of rice)
  • 柔らかな光 【やわらかなひかり】 soft light

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 こお、 てる、 ひこ、 み、 みつ
Chinese:
guang1
Korean:
gwang

Spanish

  • rayo
  • luz
  • paisaje
  • honor
  • brillar
  • brillo

Portuguese

  • raio
  • luz

French

  • rayon
  • lumière
72 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
129 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
116 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
417 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1358 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
217 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
281 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
138 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
138 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
464 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3043 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1550 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2121 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
120 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1350 Morohashi
2391 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
349 New Nelson (John Haig)
119 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
125 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
345 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
121 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1057 2001 Kanji
3n3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
9021.1 Four corner code
24-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5149 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
paper
Kun:
かみ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
559 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 紙 【シ】 newspaper
  • 紙上 【シジョウ】 on paper, in the newspapers, in a letter
  • 原稿用紙 【ゲンコウヨウシ】 Japanese writing paper (lined with a square grid, one square per character)
  • 製紙 【セイシ】 papermaking, paper-making, paper making, paper manufacture

Kun reading compounds

  • 紙 【かみ】 paper
  • 紙芝居 【かみしばい】 picture story show
  • インディア紙 【インディアかみ】 India paper
  • 蝋紙 【ろうかみ】 wax paper

Readings

Chinese:
zhi3
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • papel
  • periódico

Portuguese

  • Papel

French

  • papier
85 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
148 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
132 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
501 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3510 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
362 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
236 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1953 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
180 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
180 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
243 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1517 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1654 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
879 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1197 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1846 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27293 Morohashi
1302 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4455 New Nelson (John Haig)
1829 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1971 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
456 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
194 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2756 2001 Kanji
6a4.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-4 SKIP code
2294.0 Four corner code
27-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d19 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
stature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
696 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 背後 【ハイゴ】 back, rear, background, behind the scenes
  • 背景 【ハイケイ】 background, scenery, backdrop, setting, circumstance, context, backing, support (from behind the scenes)
  • 違背 【イハイ】 violation, transgression
  • 向背 【コウハイ】 one's attitude, state of affairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 背 【せ】 back, spine, reverse, rear side, height, stature, ridge (of a mountain)
  • 背 【せい】 height, stature
  • 膝皿貝 【ひざらがい】 chiton (any marine mollusk of the class Polyplacophora), sea cradle, Japanese chiton (Acanthopleura japonica)
  • 傴僂 【せむし】 hunchback, humpback, crookback
  • 背 【せい】 height, stature
  • 背丈 【せたけ】 stature, height
  • 背く 【そむく】 to run counter to, to go against, to disobey, to infringe
  • 背ける 【そむける】 to turn (one's face) away, to avert (one's eyes)

Readings

Chinese:
bei4, bei1
Korean:
bae, pae

Spanish

  • espalda
  • detrás
  • estatura
  • desobedecer
  • infringir
  • rebelarse

Portuguese

  • estatura
  • altura
  • costas
  • atrás
  • desobedecer
  • desafiar
  • quebrar promesum
  • rebelar

French

  • stature
  • taille
  • dos
  • arrière
  • désobéir
  • défier
  • revenir sur
  • se rebeller
967 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
957 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
796 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3754 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
933 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
845 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
957 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1265 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1338 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1085 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1017 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3182 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1641 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2230 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
455 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29363 Morohashi
2573 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4794 New Nelson (John Haig)
446 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
481 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
893 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1246 2001 Kanji
4b5.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
1222.7 Four corner code
1122.7 Four corner code
39-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
80cc Unicode hex code