# 算

14 strokes
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
calculate, divining, number, abacus, probability
Kun:
そろ
On:
サン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
361 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

## Stroke order

• 算 【サン】 divining sticks, counting, calculation
• 算出 【サンシュツ】 calculation, computation
• 通算 【ツウサン】 total, sum, aggregate
• 公算 【コウサン】 probability, likelihood

• 算盤 【そろばん】 abacus
• 算盤勘定 【そろばんかんじょう】 counting on the abacus, cost-benefit calculation, profit calculation
• 電算 【でんそろ】 electronic calculator combined with a soroban

Chinese:
suan4
Korean:
san

• cálculo
• cómputo
• expectativas

• calcular
• número
• ábaco

## French

• calculer
• prédire
• nombre
• abaque (boulier)
• probabilité
 219 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade) 142 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot) 128 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall) 333 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 3415 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson) 720 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill) 797 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki) 2213 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill) 747 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky) 760 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky) 356 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono) 1485 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 3351 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern) 1737 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern) 2359 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern) 955 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette) 26146 Morohashi 2702 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern) 4316 New Nelson (John Haig) 946 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig) 1017 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig) 499 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley) 232 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
 2355 2001 Kanji 6f8.7 The Kanji Dictionary 2-6-8 SKIP code 8844.6 Four corner code
 1-27-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code 7b97 Unicode hex code

# 盤

15 strokes
dish
Parts:
tray, shallow bowl, platter, tub, board, phonograph record
On:
バン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
881 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

## Stroke order

• 盤 【バン】 disk, disc, record, clock face, tray, shallow bowl, grid, board (e.g. in shogi)
• 盤谷 【バンコク】 Bangkok (Thailand)
• 地盤 【ジバン】 ground, crust (earth), bed (gravel, river, etc.), foundation (building, etc.), base, constituency, power base, support (electoral), footing, foothold
• 中盤 【チュウバン】 middle stage, middle phase, middle game, midfield

Japanese names:
ち、 わ
Chinese:
pan2
Korean:
ban

• plato grande
• bandeja
• tablero

## Portuguese

• bandeija
• taça rasa
• tijela
• galão
• tábua p/ mesa
• disco (fon.)

## French

• plateau
• bol creux
• plat
• bassin
• échiquier (Go)
• disque (musique)
 1723 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall) 908 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 3122 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson) 1290 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill) 1557 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki) 2399 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill) 1098 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky) 1149 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky) 1313 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono) 1375 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 3533 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern) 1824 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern) 2481 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern) 1890 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette) 23036 Morohashi 2851 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern) 3902 New Nelson (John Haig) 1872 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig) 2017 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig) 1783 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
 874 2001 Kanji 5h10.2 The Kanji Dictionary 2-10-5 SKIP code 2710.7 Four corner code
 1-40-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code 76e4 Unicode hex code

# 弾

12 strokes
bow
Parts:
Variants:
bullet, twang, flip, snap
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
853 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

## Stroke order

• 弾 【ダン】 counter for parts (of a story, etc.)
• 弾圧 【ダンアツ】 oppression, suppression, pressure
• 防弾 【ボウダン】 bulletproof, bombproof
• 砲弾 【ホウダン】 shell, cannonball

• 弾く 【ひく】 to play (a stringed or keyboard instrument)
• 弾む 【はずむ】 to spring, to bound, to bounce, to be stimulated, to be encouraged, to get lively, to pay handsomely, to splurge, to part eagerly with (money, etc.), to breathe hard, to pant, to be out of breath
• 玉 【たま】 ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet, ball (in sports), pile (of noodles, etc.), bullet, bulb (i.e. a light bulb), lens (of glasses, etc.), bead (of an abacus), ball (i.e. a testicle), gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl, female entertainer (e.g. a geisha), person (when commenting on their nature), character, item, funds or person used as part of a plot, egg, coin, precious, beautiful, excellent
• 弾傷 【たまきず】 bullet wound, gunshot wound
• 弾く 【はじく】 to flip, to snap, to flick, to repel, to use (an abacus), to calculate, to strum, to pluck the strings (of a guitar, etc.)
• 弾ける 【はじける】 to burst open, to split open, to pop, to be bursting with (e.g. youth, laughter, flavor), to bounce, to bound
• 弾正台 【だんじょうだい】 Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office (1869-1871 CE), Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office (under the ritsuryo system)

Chinese:
dan4, tan2
Korean:
tan

• bala
• pelota
• chasquido
• golpe seco
• chasquear
• tocar (piano
• guitarra
• etc.)

• Bala (arma)
• fanhoso
• sacudidela
• estalo

## French

• boulet
• rebond
• chiquenaude
• vibration
 1570 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall) 933 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 1575 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson) 1099 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill) 1272 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki) 1880 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill) 1539 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky) 1641 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky) 590 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono) 613 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 697 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern) 418 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern) 524 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern) 1950 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette) 9836P Morohashi 572 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern) 1699 New Nelson (John Haig) 1931 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig) 2081 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig) 1529 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
 3555 2001 Kanji 3h9.3 The Kanji Dictionary 1-3-9 SKIP code 1925.6 Four corner code
 1-35-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code 5f3e Unicode hex code