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

9 strokes
Radical:
cart, car
Parts:
army, force, troops, war, battle
Kun:
いくさ
On:
グン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
189 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 軍 【グン】 army, armed forces, troops, military authorities, team, group, troupe
  • 軍医 【グンイ】 military physician or surgeon
  • 両軍 【リョウグン】 both armies, both teams, both sides
  • 従軍 【ジュウグン】 military service, serving in a war, taking part in a campaign

Kun reading compounds

  • 戦 【いくさ】 war, battle, campaign, fight, troops, forces
  • 軍神 【ぐんしん】 god of war, war hero
  • 海兵遠征軍 【かいへいえんせいいくさ】 Marine Expeditionary Force (US)
  • 大軍 【おおいくさ】 great war, great battle

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jun1
Korean:
gun

Spanish

  • ejército
  • tropas

Portuguese

  • exército
  • força
  • tropas
  • guerra
  • batalha

French

  • armée
  • forces
  • troupes
  • guerriers
  • bataille
593 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
490 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
466 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
193 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
628 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
100 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
938 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
906 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
438 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
444 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
778 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1771 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2582 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1318 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1789 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
307 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38179 Morohashi
2080 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5943 New Nelson (John Haig)
301 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
323 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
36 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
522 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3655 2001 Kanji
2i7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
3750.6 Four corner code
1-23-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8ecd Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
gentleman, scholar, samurai, samurai radical (no. 33)
Kun:
さむらい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
526 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 士 【シ】 man (esp. one who is well-respected), samurai, person (in a certain profession, esp. licensed), member
  • 士官 【シカン】 officer
  • 飛行士 【ヒコウシ】 pilot
  • 公認会計士 【コウニンカイケイシ】 certified public accountant

Kun reading compounds

  • 侍 【さむらい】 warrior (esp. of military retainers of daimyos in the Edo period), samurai, man in attendance (on a person of high standing), retainer
  • 二四六九士 【にしむくさむらい】 mnemonic for remembering the months with fewer than 31 days (ni, shi, mu, ku, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 ま
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • caballero
  • samurai
  • hombre

Portuguese

  • cavalheiro
  • samurai

French

  • gentilhomme
  • samouraï
  • radical samouraï (no. 33)
410 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
494 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
301 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1160 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
59 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1173 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
41 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
572 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
581 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
755 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
393 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4213 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2129 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2877 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
325 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5638 Morohashi
3405 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1117 New Nelson (John Haig)
319 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
341 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
386 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
441 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1472 2001 Kanji
3p0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-2 SKIP code
4010.0 Four corner code
1-27-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58eb Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
bureaucrat, the government, organ
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
230 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 官 【カン】 government service, the bureaucracy
  • 官界 【カンカイ】 bureaucracy
  • 代官 【ダイカン】 Edo-period prefectural governor (magistrate, bailiff)
  • 自衛官 【ジエイカン】 Japanese Self-Defense Force official, Self-Defense Force official

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guan1
Korean:
gwan

Spanish

  • gobierno
  • gubernamental (lugar
  • persona)
  • órgano del cuerpo

Portuguese

  • burocracia
  • o governo

French

  • fonctionnaire
  • gouvernemental
364 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
465 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
441 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
225 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1295 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
318 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
462 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
672 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
326 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
326 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
540 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
469 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2766 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1417 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1912 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1279 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7107 Morohashi
2226 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1322 New Nelson (John Haig)
1271 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1363 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
202 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
498 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
777 2001 Kanji
3m5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3077.7 Four corner code
1-20-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b98 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
Variants:
study, learning, science
Kun:
まな.ぶ
On:
ガク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
63 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 学 【ガク】 learning, scholarship, study, erudition, knowledge, education, study of ..., -ology, -ics
  • 学位 【ガクイ】 (academic) degree
  • 短期大学 【タンキダイガク】 junior college, vocationally oriented two or three year post-secondary education institution
  • 法医学 【ホウイガク】 forensic medicine, forensic pathology, medical jurisprudence, legal medicine

Kun reading compounds

  • 学ぶ 【まなぶ】 to study (in depth), to learn, to take lessons in

Readings

Japanese names:
たか、 のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xue2
Korean:
hag

Spanish

  • estudio
  • aprendizaje
  • ciencia
  • estudiar

Portuguese

  • estudo
  • aprendizagem
  • ciência

French

  • étudier
  • apprendre
  • science
57 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
45 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
10 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
33 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1271 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
66 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
44 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
719 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.9 Japanese for Busy People
109 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
109 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
50 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
460 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3162 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1625 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2211 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
330 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6974 Morohashi
2555 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1294 New Nelson (John Haig)
324 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
346 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
15 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
71 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
947 2001 Kanji
3n4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-3 SKIP code
2-3-4 SKIP code
2-5-2 SKIP code
2-3-5 SKIP code
3240.7 Four corner code
9040.7 Four corner code
1-19-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b66 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
exam, school, printing, proof, correction
On:
コウキョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
294 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 校 【コウ】 school, proof (of a book, document, etc.), counter for proofs
  • 校歌 【コウカ】 school song
  • 一校 【イッコウ】 whole school, the first proof, one proofreading
  • 同校 【ドウコウ】 same school
  • 校合 【キョウゴウ】 collation, examining and comparing
  • 校書 【キョウショ】 collation, examining and comparing

Readings

Japanese names:
めん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiao4, jiao4
Korean:
gyo, hyo

Spanish

  • escuela
  • colegio
  • centro docente

Portuguese

  • exame
  • escola
  • impressão
  • prova
  • correção

French

  • école
  • examen
  • impression
  • épreuve
  • correction
75 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
46 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
21 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
176 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2260 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
91 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
64 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1096 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.9 Japanese for Busy People
115 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
115 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
51 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1091 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1166 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
630 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
840 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1286 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14713 Morohashi
929 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2669 New Nelson (John Haig)
1278 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1371 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
233 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
79 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1866 2001 Kanji
4a6.24 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
4094.8 Four corner code
1-25-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6821 Unicode hex code