Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
promise, approximately, shrink
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
94 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 約 【ヤク】 approximately, about, promise, appointment, engagement, shortening, reduction, simplification, contraction (in phonetics)
  • 約束 【ヤクソク】 promise, agreement, arrangement, one's word, contract, pact, appointment, engagement, date, convention, rule, destiny, fate
  • 締約 【テイヤク】 conclusion of a treaty
  • 成約 【セイヤク】 conclusion of a contract

Kun reading compounds

  • 約まる 【つづまる】 to compress, to shrink
  • 約める 【つづめる】 to abridge, to shorten, to economize
  • 約やか 【つづまやか】 concise, brief, humble, frugal, modest, discrete

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yue1, yao1
Korean:
yag, yo

Spanish

  • promesa
  • aproximadamente
  • encogerse
  • economizar

Portuguese

  • promessa
  • aproximadamente
  • recuar

French

  • environ
  • promettre
  • abréger
  • raccourcir
726 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
621 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
591 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
137 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3499 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
451 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
808 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
211 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
211 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
381 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1516 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1632 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1177 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1374 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27242X Morohashi
1280 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4440 New Nelson (John Haig)
1362 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1462 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
258 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
534 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2752 2001 Kanji
6a3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
2792.0 Four corner code
1-44-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d04 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
bundle, sheaf, ream, tie in bundles, govern, manage, control
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
918 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 束 【ソク】 lattice, counter for large bundles (e.g. 10 sheafs of rice, 200 sheets of calligraphy paper, 20 whistling arrows, 100 fish), handbreadth (unit for measuring the length of arrows)
  • 束縛 【ソクバク】 restraint, restriction, fetters, yoke, shackles, binding, confinement with rope
  • 結束 【ケッソク】 union, unity, solidarity, bundling, binding, tying, putting on (clothes, armour, etc.)
  • 口約束 【クチヤクソク】 verbal promise, one's word

Kun reading compounds

  • 束 【たば】 bundle, bunch, sheaf
  • 束ねる 【たばねる】 to tie up in a bundle (e.g. straw, hair, bills, letters), to bundle, to sheathe, to govern, to manage, to control, to administer, to fold (one's arms), to put together (one's hands)
  • 鍵束 【かぎたば】 bunch of keys
  • 麦束 【むぎたば】 wheat sheaf, stacked wheat
  • 束ねる 【たばねる】 to tie up in a bundle (e.g. straw, hair, bills, letters), to bundle, to sheathe, to govern, to manage, to control, to administer, to fold (one's arms), to put together (one's hands)
  • 束 【つか】 strut, short vertical post, thickness (of a book minus the cover, a sheaf of paper, etc.), handbreadth, bundle
  • 束ねる 【たばねる】 to tie up in a bundle (e.g. straw, hair, bills, letters), to bundle, to sheathe, to govern, to manage, to control, to administer, to fold (one's arms), to put together (one's hands)
  • 不束 【ふつつか】 inexperienced, incompetent, inept, incapable, careless
  • 矢束 【やつか】 arrow length, bundle of arrows
  • 束ねる 【たばねる】 to tie up in a bundle (e.g. straw, hair, bills, letters), to bundle, to sheathe, to govern, to manage, to control, to administer, to fold (one's arms), to put together (one's hands)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu4
Korean:
sog

Spanish

  • manojo
  • legajo (papeles)
  • haz (leños)
  • gavilla
  • racimo
  • bobina

Portuguese

  • pacote
  • molho
  • feixe
  • amarra em pacotes
  • governar
  • administrar

French

  • fagot
  • gerbe
  • bouquet
  • promesse
  • mettre en liasse
  • rame (papier)
  • gouverner
  • diriger
  • contrôler
561 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1535 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
998 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
196 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1126 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
620 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
536 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
501 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
510 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
382 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1051 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4369 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2214 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2978 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1680 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14480 Morohashi
3554 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2559 New Nelson (John Haig)
1664 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1793 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
486 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1564 2001 Kanji
0a7.8 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
5090.6 Four corner code
1-34-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
675f Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
hand
Kun:
て--てた-
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
60 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 手術 【シュジュツ】 surgery, operation, procedure, skill with one's hands, sleight of hand
  • 手記 【シュキ】 note, memorandum
  • 二塁手 【ニルイシュ】 second baseman
  • 名手 【メイシュ】 master, expert, expert board game player (chess, go, shogi, etc.)
  • 交際上手 【コウサイジョウズ】 good at socializing, sociability, being a good mixer
  • 処世上手 【ショセイジョウズ】 knowing how to get on in the world, knowing the secret of success in life

Kun reading compounds

  • 手 【て】 hand, arm, forepaw, foreleg, handle, hand, worker, help, trouble, care, effort, means, way, trick, move, technique, workmanship, hand, handwriting, kind, type, sort, one's hands, one's possession, ability to cope, hand (of cards), direction, move (in go, shogi, etc.)
  • 手足 【てあし】 hands and feet, limbs, person at one's beck and call, person at hand, reliable worker
  • 逆手 【ぎゃくて】 underhand grip, backhand grip (e.g. in tennis), unexpected twist, turning the tables (on an opponent)
  • 担い手 【にないて】 bearer, carrier, person bearing responsibility, person in charge, supporter

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shou3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • mano

Portuguese

  • mão

French

  • main
28 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
35 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
32 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
42 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1827 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
37 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
54 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
118 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
57 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
57 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
170 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
847 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4267 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2155 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2907 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
644 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11768 Morohashi
3456 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2060 New Nelson (John Haig)
637 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
687 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
57 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
30 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2247 2001 Kanji
3c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
2-1-3 SKIP code
2050.0 Four corner code
1-28-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
624b Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
bristle, beard
Parts:
shape, form, style
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
418 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 形 【ケイ】 form, tense, adjective, i-adjective (in Japanese)
  • 形式 【ケイシキ】 form (as opposed to substance), formality, method, system, style, format, mode, appearance, form (something takes), math expression
  • 造形 【ゾウケイ】 molding, moulding, shaping, modelling (i.e. plastic arts), modeling
  • 体型 【タイケイ】 figure, body shape, build, physique, form, somatotype, biotype, habitus, (type of) physique
  • 形相 【ギョウソウ】 look (esp. an angry or upset look), expression
  • 奇形 【キケイ】 deformity, malformation, strange shape, unusual shape
  • 大仰 【オオギョウ】 exaggerated, overblown, pretentious

Kun reading compounds

  • 形 【かた】 shape, appearance, collateral, obverse of an old "zeni" coin
  • 形 【かたち】 form, shape, figure, visage
  • 借金のカタ 【しゃっきんのカタ】 security for a loan, collateral
  • 館 【やかた】 mansion, palace, manor house, castle, nobleman, noblewoman, dignitary, cabin (on a boat, carriage, etc.)
  • 形 【かたち】 form, shape, figure, visage
  • 形作る 【かたちづくる】 to form, to shape, to make, to mold, to mould, to build up
  • 顔かたち 【かおかたち】 features, looks
  • 姿形 【すがたかたち】 appearance, figure, shape, form
  • 形 【なり】 style, way, shape, form, appearance, state
  • 形体 【なりかたち】 one's appearance
  • 生成り 【きなり】 unbleached cloth, unbleached colour (color), unbleached, undyed
  • 二形 【ふたなり】 hermaphrodite, androgyny, hermaphroditism

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xing2
Korean:
hyeong

Spanish

  • forma
  • figura
  • tipo

Portuguese

  • forma
  • formulário
  • estilo

French

  • forme
  • style
200 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
115 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
104 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
408 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1589 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
223 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
518 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
414 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
395 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
399 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
509 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
615 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1050 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
565 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
749 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1727 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9969 Morohashi
846 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1713 New Nelson (John Haig)
1711 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1847 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
306 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
141 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3260 2001 Kanji
3j4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-3 SKIP code
1242.2 Four corner code
1-23-33 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f62 Unicode hex code