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
Chinese:
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
22-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a7a Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
nest, rookery, hive, cobweb, den
Kun:
す.くう
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1588 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 巣窟 【ソウクツ】 den, haunt, hangout, nest, lair
  • 巣穴 【スアナ】 nesting hole, burrow, den
  • 卵巣 【ランソウ】 ovary
  • 病巣 【ビョウソウ】 focus, nidus, lesion

Kun reading compounds

  • 巣 【す】 nest, rookery, breeding place, hive, den, haunt, (spider's) web
  • 巣食う 【すくう】 to build (a nest), to nest, to haunt (a place), to hang out (somewhere)
  • 古巣 【ふるす】 old haunts, former homes
  • 浮き巣 【うきす】 floating nest
  • 巣食う 【すくう】 to build (a nest), to nest, to haunt (a place), to hang out (somewhere)

Readings

Chinese:
chao2
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • nido
  • colmena
  • guarida

Portuguese

  • ninho
  • viveiro
  • colméia
  • teia
  • escondrijo

French

  • nid
  • colonie (fous)
  • ruche
  • toile (araignée)
  • antre
560 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1521 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1233 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
141 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1491 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1246 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1431 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1538 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1640 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1862 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
517 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2861 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1477 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1987 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1946 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8696P Morohashi
2295 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2705 New Nelson (John Haig)
1927 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2077 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
570 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
964 2001 Kanji
3n8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-8 SKIP code
9090.4 Four corner code
3290.4 Four corner code
33-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5de3 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:
aim at, sight, shadow, stalk
Kun:
ねら.うねら.い
On:
ショ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
745 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 狙撃兵 【ソゲキヘイ】 sniper, sharpshooter
  • 狙撃 【ソゲキ】 shooting, sniping

Kun reading compounds

  • 狙う 【ねらう】 to aim at, to be after (something), to have an eye on
  • 狙い 【ねらい】 aim
  • 狙い撃ち 【ねらいうち】 sharpshooting, shooting, sniping, setting a goal and carrying it out

Readings

Chinese:
ju1
Korean:
jeo, cheo

Spanish

  • apuntar a
  • dirigirse a
  • ver la situación

Portuguese

French

  • viser
  • mire
  • ombre
  • rôder
1887 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2877 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1136 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
406 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
304 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1797 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20347 Morohashi
3567 New Nelson (John Haig)
2344 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1917 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2973 2001 Kanji
3g5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
4721.0 Four corner code
33-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
72d9 Unicode hex code