Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
private, I, me
Kun:
わたくしわたし
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N4
242 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 私 【シ】 private affairs, personal matter
  • 私案 【シアン】 private plan, one's own plan
  • 無私 【ムシ】 unselfish, selfless, disinterested
  • 滅私 【メッシ】 selflessness, being unselfish

Kun reading compounds

  • 私 【わたくし】 I, me, personal (affairs, etc.), private, selfishness, partiality, secrecy, confidentiality
  • 私立 【しりつ】 private (establishment)
  • 不肖私 【ふしょうわたくし】 I, me
  • 私 【わたし】 I, me
  • 私たち 【わたしたち】 we, us

Readings

Chinese:
si1
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • yo
  • privado
  • secreto

Portuguese

  • particular
  • Eu
  • me

French

  • privé
  • je
  • moi
797 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
887 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
876 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
221 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3265 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
367 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
232 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
637 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
125 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
125 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
72 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1428 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1432 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
758 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1030 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
911 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24913 Morohashi
1115 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4124 New Nelson (John Haig)
902 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
968 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
17 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
852 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2271 2001 Kanji
5d2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
2293.0 Four corner code
27-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79c1 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
hook
Parts:
Variants:
matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly
Kun:
ことつか.うつか.える
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
18 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 事 【ジ】 individual concrete phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle)
  • 事業 【ジギョウ】 project, enterprise, business, industry, operations, venture, service, act, deed, conduct
  • 商事 【ショウジ】 commercial affairs
  • 有事 【ユウジ】 emergency

Kun reading compounds

  • 事 【こと】 thing, matter, incident, occurrence, event, something serious, trouble, crisis, circumstances, situation, state of affairs, work, business, affair, after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to, nominalizing suffix, pretending to ..., playing make-believe ..., alias, aka, nickname, alternative name, also known as
  • 事柄 【ことがら】 matter, thing, affair, circumstance
  • 神事 【しんじ】 Shinto ritual
  • いい事 【いいこと】 good thing, nice thing, good excuse, good grounds, good opportunity, interjection used to impress an idea or to urge a response
  • 仕える 【つかえる】 to serve, to work for, to attend

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • cosa
  • hecho
  • asunto
  • acción

Portuguese

  • matéria
  • coisa
  • fato
  • negócios
  • razão
  • possivelmente

French

  • fait
  • chose
  • matière
  • affaire
  • raison
  • peut-être
230 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
309 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
293 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
32 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
272 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
73 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
108 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
768 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
80 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
80 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
237 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
30 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4384 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2220 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2986 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1164 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
241 Morohashi
3567 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
71 New Nelson (John Haig)
1156 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1240 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
10 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
300 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1547 2001 Kanji
0a8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
4-8-3 SKIP code
5000.7 Four corner code
27-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e8b Unicode hex code