Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
arrow
Parts:
short, brevity, fault, defect, weak point
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
689 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 短 【タン】 fault, defect, weak point, minor, 5-point card
  • 短歌 【タンカ】 tanka, 31-mora Japanese poem
  • 長短 【チョウタン】 (relative) length, advantages and disadvantages, pluses and minuses, strong and weak points, merits and demerits
  • 車高短 【シャコウタン】 lowered car, car with lowered suspension

Kun reading compounds

  • 短い 【みじかい】 short, brief

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
duan3
Korean:
dan

Spanish

  • pequeño
  • breve
  • defecto
  • corto

Portuguese

  • curto
  • brevidade
  • falta
  • defeito
  • ponto fraco

French

  • court
  • bref
  • faute
  • défaut
  • point faible
466 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
362 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
342 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
789 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3172 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
261 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
230 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1633 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
215 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
215 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
90 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1395 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1515 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
801 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1093 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1454 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23978 Morohashi
1182 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3982 New Nelson (John Haig)
1442 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1550 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
403 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2373 2001 Kanji
3d9.27 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-7 SKIP code
8141.8 Four corner code
1-35-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
77ed Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
shrink, contract, shrivel, wrinkle, reduce
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
909 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 縮 【シュク】 wearing armour (armor), counter for suits of armour
  • 縮小 【シュクショウ】 reduction, curtailment
  • 凝縮 【ギョウシュク】 condensation (of ideas, emotions, etc.), condensation (of a vapour or gas)
  • 濃縮 【ノウシュク】 concentration (e.g. of a solution), enrichment, condensation

Kun reading compounds

  • 縮む 【ちぢむ】 to shrink, to contract, to diminish (in size)
  • 縮まる 【ちぢまる】 to shorten, to narrow, to close, to shrink
  • 縮める 【ちぢめる】 to shorten, to reduce, to condense, to shrink, to crumple (fabric), to wrinkle, to make (one's body) smaller, to draw in (one's legs), to duck (one's head)
  • 縮れる 【ちぢれる】 to be wavy, to be curled, to be frizzled
  • 縮らす 【ちぢらす】 to curl, to crimp

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
suo1, su4
Korean:
chug

Spanish

  • acortar
  • reducir
  • restringir
  • encoger
  • contraerse
  • estar rizado
  • rizar

Portuguese

  • encolher
  • contrair
  • enrugar
  • ruga
  • reduzir

French

  • rétrécir
  • contracter
  • raccourcir
  • friser
  • réduire
904 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
893 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
924 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3608 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1142 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1646 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2813 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1110 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1162 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
884 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1558 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1790 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
955 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1348 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27815 Morohashi
1414 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4585 New Nelson (John Haig)
1336 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1434 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
999 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2778 2001 Kanji
6a11.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-11 SKIP code
2396.1 Four corner code
1-29-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e2e Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
bristle, beard
Parts:
shape, form, style
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
418 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 形 【ケイ】 form, tense, adjective, i-adjective (in Japanese)
  • 形式 【ケイシキ】 form (as opposed to substance), formality, method, system, style, format, mode, appearance, form (something takes), math expression
  • 造形 【ゾウケイ】 molding, moulding, shaping, modelling (i.e. plastic arts), modeling
  • 体型 【タイケイ】 figure, body shape, build, physique, form, somatotype, biotype, habitus, (type of) physique
  • 形相 【ギョウソウ】 look (esp. an angry or upset look), expression
  • 奇形 【キケイ】 deformity, malformation, strange shape, unusual shape
  • 大仰 【オオギョウ】 exaggerated, overblown, pretentious

Kun reading compounds

  • 形 【かた】 shape, appearance, collateral, obverse of an old "zeni" coin
  • 形 【かたち】 form, shape, figure, visage
  • 借金のカタ 【しゃっきんのカタ】 security for a loan, collateral
  • 館 【やかた】 mansion, palace, manor house, castle, nobleman, noblewoman, dignitary, cabin (on a boat, carriage, etc.)
  • 形 【かたち】 form, shape, figure, visage
  • 形作る 【かたちづくる】 to form, to shape, to make, to mold, to mould, to build up
  • 顔かたち 【かおかたち】 features, looks
  • 姿形 【すがたかたち】 appearance, figure, shape, form
  • 形 【なり】 style, way, shape, form, appearance, state
  • 形体 【なりかたち】 one's appearance
  • 生成り 【きなり】 unbleached cloth, unbleached colour (color), unbleached, undyed
  • 二形 【ふたなり】 hermaphrodite, androgyny, hermaphroditism

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xing2
Korean:
hyeong

Spanish

  • forma
  • figura
  • tipo

Portuguese

  • forma
  • formulário
  • estilo

French

  • forme
  • style
200 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
115 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
104 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
408 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1589 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
223 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
518 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
414 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
395 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
399 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
509 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
615 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1050 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
565 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
749 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1727 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9969 Morohashi
846 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1713 New Nelson (John Haig)
1711 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1847 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
306 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
141 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3260 2001 Kanji
3j4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-3 SKIP code
1242.2 Four corner code
1-23-33 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f62 Unicode hex code