Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
species, kind, class, variety, seed
Kun:
たね-ぐさ
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
461 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 種 【シュ】 kind, variety, (biological) species, (logical) species
  • 種子 【シュシ】 seed, pit
  • 職種 【ショクシュ】 type of occupation, occupational category
  • 業種 【ギョウシュ】 type of industry

Kun reading compounds

  • 種 【たね】 seed (e.g. of a plant), pip, kind, variety, quality, tone, material (e.g. for an article), matter (e.g. of a story), subject, theme, (news) copy, ingredient, leaven (bread), main ingredient of a sushi, cause, source, trick, secret, magician's trick, inside story, paternal blood, lineage, breed (of a stock), sperm, semen
  • 種馬 【たねうま】 studhorse, stallion, breeding horse
  • 菜種 【なたね】 rapeseed, coleseed
  • 自分で蒔いた種 【じぶんでまいたたね】 situation of one's own doing

Readings

Japanese names:
おい、 くさ、 た、 ほ
Chinese:
zhong3, chong2, zhong4
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • semilla
  • tipo
  • variedad
  • clase
  • noticia

Portuguese

  • espécie
  • tipo
  • classe
  • variedade
  • cepa

French

  • espèce
  • classe
  • sorte
  • variété
  • graine
423 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
531 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
503 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
435 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3295 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
232 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
783 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2124 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
228 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
228 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
564 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1442 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1560 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
823 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1128 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1695 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25174 Morohashi
1218 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4159 New Nelson (John Haig)
1679 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1810 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
417 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
618 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2272 2001 Kanji
5d9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-9 SKIP code
2291.4 Four corner code
28-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a2e Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 first sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November)
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first Day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 first of the sexagenary cycle
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 thirty-seventh of the sexagenary cycle

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Chinese:
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 島 【トウ】 Island, insula, island, islet
  • 島国 【シマグニ】 island country
  • 千島列島 【チシマレットウ】 Kurile Islands
  • 列島 【レットウ】 archipelago, chain of islands

Kun reading compounds

  • 島 【しま】 island, territory (of a prostitute, organized crime gang, etc.), turf
  • 島国 【しまぐに】 island country
  • 千島 【ちしま】 Kurile Islands
  • 広島 【ひろしま】 Hiroshima (city), atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Readings

Chinese:
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
37-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5cf6 Unicode hex code