Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
calamity, misfortune, evil, curse
Kun:
わざわい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2010 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 禍 【カ】 disaster, calamity, misfortune
  • 禍根 【カコン】 root of an evil, source of a problem, source of trouble, cause of misfortune
  • 惨禍 【サンカ】 calamity
  • 災禍 【サイカ】 disaster, accident, calamity, catastrophe

Kun reading compounds

  • 災い 【わざわい】 disaster, calamity, misfortune, trouble, woes
  • 災い転じて福となす 【わざわいてんじてふくとなす】 to turn misfortune into fortune (esp. through one's own efforts), to turn the potential disaster to one's advantage

Readings

Chinese:
huo4
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • calamidad
  • desgracia
  • infortunio

Portuguese

  • calamidade
  • desgraça
  • mal
  • maldição

French

  • calamité
  • malchance
  • mal
  • malédiction
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