Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
drowsy, sleep, die
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1739 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 睡眠 【スイミン】 sleep
  • 睡魔 【スイマ】 sleepiness, drowsiness, the sandman, Morpheus
  • 昏睡 【コンスイ】 coma, dead sleep
  • 仮睡 【カスイ】 nap, siesta

Kun reading compounds

  • 眠る 【ねむる】 to sleep (not necessarily lying down), to die, to lie idle (e.g. of resources), to be dormant, to be unused, to close one's eyes
  • 眠い 【ねむい】 sleepy, drowsy, somnolent

Readings

Chinese:
shui4
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • somnolencia
  • dormir
  • dormitar

Portuguese

  • sonolento
  • sono
  • morte

French

  • ensommeillé
  • dormir
  • mourir
1459 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1742 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3149 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1521 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1562 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1071 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1118 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
977 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1389 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1535 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
813 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1108 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1597 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23448 Morohashi
1200 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3948 New Nelson (John Haig)
1583 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1707 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1650 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3972 2001 Kanji
5c8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-8 SKIP code
6201.4 Four corner code
1-31-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7761 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
sleep, die, sleepy
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
1315 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 眠剤 【ミンザイ】 sleeping pills
  • 冬眠 【トウミン】 hibernation, winter sleep, torpor
  • 安眠 【アンミン】 sound sleep, good sleep, quiet sleep

Kun reading compounds

  • 眠る 【ねむる】 to sleep (not necessarily lying down), to die, to lie idle (e.g. of resources), to be dormant, to be unused, to close one's eyes
  • 眠い 【ねむい】 sleepy, drowsy, somnolent

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
mian2
Korean:
myeon

Spanish

  • somnoliento
  • tener sueño
  • sonmoliento
  • dormir

Portuguese

  • sono
  • morrer
  • sonolento

French

  • dormir
  • somnolent
  • mourir
1842 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1298 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3132 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1144 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
762 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1376 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.17 Japanese for Busy People
849 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
868 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
978 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1386 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1474 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
782 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1061 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1852 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23240 Morohashi
1147 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3925 New Nelson (John Haig)
1835 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1977 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1371 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3956 2001 Kanji
5c5.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
6704.7 Four corner code
1-44-18 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7720 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
medicine, chemical, enamel, gunpowder, benefit
Kun:
くすり
On:
ヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
702 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 薬 【ヤク】 dope, narcotic, drug
  • 薬価 【ヤッカ】 National Health Insurance drug price, NHI drug price
  • 製薬 【セイヤク】 medicine manufacture, drug manufacture
  • 医薬 【イヤク】 medicine, Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau

Kun reading compounds

  • 薬 【くすり】 medicine, pharmaceuticals, (legal) drugs, pill, ointment, salve, efficacious chemical (gunpowder, pesticide, etc.), (pottery) glaze, (illegal) drug, narcotic, small bribe
  • 薬指 【くすりゆび】 ring finger, fourth finger

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
yao4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • medicina
  • droga

Portuguese

  • remédio
  • produto químico
  • esmalte
  • pólvora
  • benefício

French

  • médicament
  • produit chimique
  • émail
  • poudre à canon
  • bénéfice
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
420 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
398 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
541 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4074 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
323 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
247 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2568 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
359 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
360 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
315 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
672 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3011 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1539 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2100 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1752 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32188PX Morohashi
2375 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5224 New Nelson (John Haig)
1736 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1873 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
439 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k13.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
1-44-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
85ac Unicode hex code