Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
excel, excellence, beauty, surpass
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
848 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 秀 【シュウ】 preeminence, supremacy, distinction, excellence
  • 秀才 【シュウサイ】 bright person, talented student, prodigy
  • 閨秀 【ケイシュウ】 accomplished lady, talented woman, eminent woman
  • 清秀 【セイシュウ】 having refined and distinguished features, having a bright face

Kun reading compounds

  • 秀でる 【ひいでる】 to excel, to surpass

Readings

Japanese names:
しゅ、 しょう、 ひで、 ひでし、 ほ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiu4
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • sobresaliente
  • excelente
  • sobresalir
  • sobrepasar

Portuguese

  • superar
  • excelência
  • beleza
  • superação

French

  • excellence
  • exceller
  • beauté
  • dépasser
1355 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
859 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3263 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
973 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1582 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
726 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1683 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1798 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1171 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1429 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3152 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1616 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2202 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
923 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24911 Morohashi
2545 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4123 New Nelson (John Haig)
914 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
980 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1142 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2245 2001 Kanji
5d2.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
2-1-7 SKIP code
2-1-6 SKIP code
2-5-3 SKIP code
2022.7 Four corner code
1-29-8 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79c0 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
make, production, prepare, build
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
103 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 作 【サク】 work (e.g. of art), production, harvest, cultivation, farming, crop, yield, technique
  • 作文 【サクブン】 writing (an essay, prose, etc.), composition, formal writing with little real meaning
  • 製作 【セイサク】 manufacture, production
  • 制作 【セイサク】 work (film, book), production, creation, turning (something) out, development
  • 作 【サク】 work (e.g. of art), production, harvest, cultivation, farming, crop, yield, technique
  • 作文 【サクブン】 writing (an essay, prose, etc.), composition, formal writing with little real meaning
  • 操作 【ソウサ】 operation, management, handling, manipulating (to one's benefit), manipulation, influencing
  • 動作 【ドウサ】 movement (of the body), action, motion, gesture, bearing, carriage, behaviour, behavior, demeanour, demeanor, operation (of a machine, software, etc.), running, working, functioning

Kun reading compounds

  • 作る 【つくる】 to make, to produce, to manufacture, to build, to construct, to prepare (food), to brew (alcohol), to raise, to grow, to cultivate, to train, to till, to draw up (a document), to make out, to prepare, to write, to create (an artistic work, etc.), to compose, to coin (a phrase), to organize, to organise, to establish, to found, to have (a child), to make up (one's face, etc.), to fabricate (an excuse, etc.), to give a (false) appearance, to feign (a smile, etc.), to put on a show of emotion, to form (a line, etc.), to set (a record), to commit (a sin, etc.)
  • 作り 【つくり】 making, producing, manufacturing, building, construction, make, structure, appearance (attire, make-up, etc.), build, physique, sashimi, forced (smile, etc.)
  • 作り上げる 【つくりあげる】 to build up, to complete, to construct, to create, to put together, to make up, to fabricate, to invent, to cook up

Readings

Japanese names:
くり、 さか、 さっ、 づくり、 とも、 なお、 はぎ、 まさか
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zuo1, zuo4, zuo2
Korean:
jag, ja, ju

Spanish

  • hacer
  • construir
  • fabricar
  • conducta
  • comportamiento
  • crear

Portuguese

  • fazer
  • produção
  • preparar
  • construção

French

  • fabriquer
  • produire
  • construire
  • préparer
82 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
141 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
127 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
99 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
407 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
147 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
116 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
362 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.4 Japanese for Busy People
360 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
361 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
75 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
77 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
49 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
52 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1151 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
518 Morohashi
68 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
167 New Nelson (John Haig)
1142 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1224 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
120 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
144 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2154 2001 Kanji
2a5.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2821.1 Four corner code
1-26-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f5c Unicode hex code