Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
sulphur
On:
リュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1867 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 硫化 【リュウカ】 sulfuration, sulphuration
  • 硫安 【リュウアン】 ammonium sulfate
  • 脱硫 【ダツリュウ】 desulfurization, desulphurisation, desulphurization
  • 加硫 【カリュウ】 vulcanizing (rubber)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
liu2
Korean:
ryu

Spanish

  • azufre abreviatura de ácido sulfúrico

Portuguese

  • enxofre

French

  • soufre
1902 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1500 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3191 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1596 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1571 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1856 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2012 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1551 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1405 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1519 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
803 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1096 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
770 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24229 Morohashi
1184 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4006 New Nelson (John Haig)
763 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
825 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1573 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3357 2001 Kanji
5a7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-7 SKIP code
1061.3 Four corner code
1-46-18 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
786b Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
yellow
Parts:
yellow
Kun:
こ-
On:
コウオウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
1240 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 黄色 【キイロ】 yellow, amber
  • 紅葉 【コウヨウ】 autumn colours, fall colors, leaves changing color (colour), leaves turning red, red leaves, leaves turning yellow, yellow leaves, (Japanese) maple (Acer japonicum), venison, layered colors in garments, resembling autumn colors
  • 玄黄 【ゲンコウ】 black and yellow silk (offered to gods), heaven and earth
  • 天地玄黄 【テンチゲンコウ】 Heaven is black and earth is yellow, heaven and earth
  • 黄色 【キイロ】 yellow, amber
  • 黄金 【オウゴン】 gold (Au), golden, prosperous, excellent, superb, money (esp. ōban coin), cash
  • 卵黄 【ランオウ】 egg yolk
  • 六フッ化硫黄 【ロクフッカイオウ】 sulfur hexafluoride

Kun reading compounds

  • 黄 【き】 yellow
  • 黄色 【きいろ】 yellow, amber
  • 海気 【かいき】 sea air, sea breeze, ocean and atmosphere, type of yarn-dyed silk goods

Readings

Japanese names:
うい、 れい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
huang2
Korean:
hwang

Spanish

  • amarillo

Portuguese

  • amarelo

French

  • jaune
214 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
133 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
120 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1063 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5399 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
469 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1021 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1499 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
780 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
794 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
993 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1939 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3116 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1596 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2177 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1766 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
47926P Morohashi
2468 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
7045 New Nelson (John Haig)
1750 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1887 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
203 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1961 2001 Kanji
3k8.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-7 SKIP code
2-9-2 SKIP code
2-3-8 SKIP code
4480.6 Four corner code
1-18-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9ec4 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
mountain
Parts:
Variants:
island
Kun:
しま
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
245 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 島 【トウ】 Island, insula, island, islet
  • 島国 【シマグニ】 island country
  • 孤島 【コトウ】 solitary island, isolated island
  • 列島 【レットウ】 archipelago, chain of islands

Kun reading compounds

  • 島 【しま】 island, one's territory (e.g. of a sex worker, organized crime gang), one's turf
  • 島国 【しまぐに】 island country
  • 千島 【ちしま】 Kurile Islands
  • 広島 【ひろしま】 Hiroshima (city, prefecture)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dao3
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • isla

Portuguese

  • ilha

French

  • île
292 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
380 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
358 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
173 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
230 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
183 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
489 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1522 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
286 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
286 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
455 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
543 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4103 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2081 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2820 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1967 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8108 Morohashi
3310 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1476 New Nelson (John Haig)
1948 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2098 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
379 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
362 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
852 2001 Kanji
3o7.9 The Kanji Dictionary
3-7-3 SKIP code
4-10-4 SKIP code
2772.7 Four corner code
1-37-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5cf6 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
boat
Parts:
navigate, sail, cruise, fly
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
665 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 航空 【コウクウ】 aviation, flying
  • 航海 【コウカイ】 (sea) voyage, navigation, sailing, passage, cruise
  • 運航 【ウンコウ】 operating (e.g. ships, aircraft)
  • 寄港 【キコウ】 stopping at a port

Readings

Japanese names:
わたる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hang2
Korean:
hang

Spanish

  • navegar
  • volar

Portuguese

  • navegar
  • vela
  • travessia
  • voar (de avião)

French

  • naviguer
  • faire voile
  • croiser (voile)
  • voler
396 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
505 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
479 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
497 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3867 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
561 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
858 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1136 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
823 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
842 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
649 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1593 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1671 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
885 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1204 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1888 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30385 Morohashi
1318 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4933 New Nelson (John Haig)
1870 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2014 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
543 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
857 2001 Kanji
6c4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-4 SKIP code
2041.7 Four corner code
1-25-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
822a Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
cave
Parts:
empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
304 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 空 【クウ】 empty air, sky, shunyata, emptiness, the lack of an immutable intrinsic nature within any phenomenon, air force, fruitlessness, meaninglessness, void (one of the five elements), empty (e.g. set)
  • 空気 【クウキ】 air, atmosphere, mood, situation, someone with no presence, someone who doesn't stand out at all
  • 滑空 【カックウ】 gliding (through the air)
  • 領空 【リョウクウ】 territorial airspace

Kun reading compounds

  • 空 【そら】 sky, the air, the heavens, weather, far-off place, distant place, state of mind, feeling, (from) memory, (by) heart, falsehood, lie, somehow, vaguely, fake
  • 空模様 【そらもよう】 look of the sky, weather
  • 定めなき空 【さだめなきそら】 changeable weather
  • 晴れた空 【はれたそら】 clear sky, cloudless sky
  • 開く 【あく】 to open (e.g. doors), to open (e.g. business, etc.), to be empty, to be vacant, to be available, to be free, to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.), to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to come to an end, to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
  • 空き 【あき】 space, room, gap, emptiness, vacancy, opening, empty seat, free time, time to spare, disuse, unused thing
  • 空き缶 【あきかん】 empty can
  • 開ける 【あける】 to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock, to open (for business, etc.), to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room, to move out, to clear out, to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily), to dawn, to grow light, to end (of a period, season), to begin (of the New Year), to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for), to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)
  • 空 【から】 emptiness, vacuum, blank
  • 空っぽ 【からっぽ】 empty, vacant, hollow
  • もぬけの殻 【もぬけのから】 completely empty (of a residence, etc.), vacant, deserted, body from which the soul has left, corpse, shed skin (of a snake, insect, etc.)
  • 空く 【すく】 to become less crowded, to thin out, to get empty, to be hungry
  • 空かす 【すかす】 to feel hungry, to get hungry
  • 虚しい 【むなしい】 empty, void, vacant, vain, fruitless, futile, ineffective, lifeless

Readings

Japanese names:
うつ、 き、 く
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kong1, kong4
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • cielo
  • atmósfera
  • vacío
  • vacante
  • quedarse vacío
  • vaciar

Portuguese

  • esvaziar
  • ceú
  • desocupado
  • vazio
  • vácuo

French

  • vide
  • ciel
  • vacant
  • creux
65 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
66 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
15 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
233 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3317 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
184 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
77 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
723 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
140 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
140 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
461 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1452 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2767 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1418 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1913 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1327 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25415 Morohashi
2227 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4192 New Nelson (John Haig)
1317 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1414 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
304 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
73 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
772 2001 Kanji
3m5.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
2-5-3 SKIP code
3010.1 Four corner code
1-22-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a7a Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
fundamentals, radical (chem), counter for machines, foundation
Kun:
もともとい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
241 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 基 【キ】 group, (free) radical, counter for installed or mounted objects (e.g. stone lanterns, gravestones, satellites)
  • 基本 【キホン】 basics, fundamentals, basis, foundation
  • 塩基 【エンキ】 base
  • 開基 【カイキ】 founding (of a temple or sect), founder, laying the foundation (for something), base (topology), basis

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, base, mix, stock, (someone's) side, (someone'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
  • 基 【もとい】 basis, foundation, cause
  • 失敗は成功のもと 【しっぱいはせいこうのもと】 failure teaches success, failure is a stepping-stone to success
  • 生兵法は大怪我のもと 【なまびょうほうはおおけがのもと】 a little learning is a dangerous thing
  • 基 【もとい】 basis, foundation, cause

Readings

Japanese names:
きい、 とも
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji1
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • fundamento
  • origen
  • base

Portuguese

  • fundamentais
  • radicais (Quim.)
  • comtador para máquinas
  • fundação

French

  • fondements
  • radical (chimie)
  • compteur de machines
  • fondations
755 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
670 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
641 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
382 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1098 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
688 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
435 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1493 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
450 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
457 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
691 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
354 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3312 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1716 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2330 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1783 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5197 Morohashi
2673 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 New Nelson (John Haig)
1767 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1904 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
251 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
726 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1972 2001 Kanji
3b8.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-5 SKIP code
2-8-3 SKIP code
4410.4 Four corner code
1-20-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
57fa Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
ground, earth
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
40 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 地 【チ】 earth, ground, land, soil, place, territory, bottom (of a package, book, etc.), earth (one of the five elements)
  • 地下鉄 【チカテツ】 underground train, subway
  • 位置 【イチ】 place, position, location, position, standing, status, situation
  • 産地 【サンチ】 producing area
  • 地 【ジ】 ground, land, earth, soil, the region in question, the local area, skin, texture, fabric, material, weave, base, background, one's true nature, narrative (i.e. descriptive part of a story), real life, actuality, captured territory (in the game of go), noh chorus, accompaniment music (in Japanese dance), basic phrase (in Japanese music; usu. repetitive), base part (of multiple shamisens)
  • 地震 【ジシン】 earthquake
  • 下地 【シタジ】 groundwork, foundation, inclination, aptitude, elementary knowledge (of), grounding (in), undercoat, first coat, soy sauce
  • 築地 【ツイジ】 mud wall with a roof, roofed mud wall

Readings

Japanese names:
どま
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
di4, de5
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • suelo
  • tierra
  • terreno
  • posición

Portuguese

  • terra
  • chão

French

  • sol
  • terre
111 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
184 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
167 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
40 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1056 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
143 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
143 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
241 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
118 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
118 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
146 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
367 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
236 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
152 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
521 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4890 Morohashi
204 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
976 New Nelson (John Haig)
515 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
554 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
45 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
130 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1456 2001 Kanji
3b3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
4411.2 Four corner code
1-35-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5730 Unicode hex code