Jisho

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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)
  • 空域 【クウイキ】 airspace
  • 領空 【リョウクウ】 territorial airspace
  • 防空 【ボウクウ】 air defense, air defence

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
  • 空手 【からて】 karate, empty handed
  • 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

5 strokes
Radical:
cover
Parts:
Variants:
copy, be photographed, describe
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
453 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 写真集 【シャシンシュウ】 photo book (esp. one featuring photos of female celebrities, models), photobook
  • 写真 【シャシン】 photograph, photo, picture, snapshot, snap, moving picture, movie
  • 実写 【ジッシャ】 on-the-spot filming or photography, live filming (as opposed to animation), actual picture (as opposed to a drawing), photographic image (as opposed to a drawing, computer-generated image, etc.), real picture or story (as opposed to fiction, imaginary scene, etc.), describing actual scenes (in writing, drawings, paintings, etc.), documentary (film)
  • 活写 【カッシャ】 vivid description, painting a lively picture (of)

Kun reading compounds

  • 写す 【うつす】 to transcribe, to duplicate, to reproduce, to imitate, to trace, to describe, to film, to picture, to photograph
  • 写る 【うつる】 to be photographed, to be projected
  • 写し 【うつし】 copy, duplicate, facsimile, transcript
  • 映し出す 【うつしだす】 to project, to show, to portray, to depict, to describe, to reflect

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xie3
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • copiar
  • imitar
  • fotografiar

Portuguese

  • cópia
  • foto
  • descrever

French

  • copie
  • être photographié
  • décrire
419 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
313 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
297 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
489 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
626 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
494 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
124 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
540 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
549 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
194 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
164 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2493 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1260 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1726 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1255 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1570 Morohashi
2000 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
400 New Nelson (John Haig)
1247 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1336 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
251 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3647 2001 Kanji
2i3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
2-2-4 SKIP code
3712.7 Four corner code
3740.0 Four corner code
1-28-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5199 Unicode hex code