Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
Kun:
もと
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
660 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 素 【ソ】 plain, white silk, prime
  • 素質 【ソシツ】 makings (of), aptitude, talent, qualities, nature, character, temperament
  • 二酸化炭素 【ニサンカタンソ】 carbon dioxide, CO2
  • 栄養素 【エイヨウソ】 nutrient
  • 素 【ス】 one's nature, one's feelings, oneself, plain, unadorned, undecorated, unadulterated, au naturel, mere, poor, exceedingly
  • 素敵 【ステキ】 lovely, wonderful, nice, great, fantastic, superb, cool
  • 空素 【カラス】 dealt hand containing only 1-point cards (scoring combination)
  • 鉤素 【ハリス】 snell (fishing), leader, trace, cast

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, base, mix, stock, (someone's) side, (someone's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元より 【もとより】 from the beginning, from the first, all along, originally, of course
  • 味の素 【あじのもと】 Ajinomoto, brand name of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
su4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • materia prima
  • elemental
  • normal
  • usual

Portuguese

  • elementar
  • princípio
  • descoberto
  • nu

French

  • élément
  • principe
  • nu
  • découvert
658 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
759 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
737 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3511 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
797 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1623 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1707 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
271 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
271 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
636 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1506 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3108 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1546 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27300 Morohashi
2458 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1532 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1652 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
500 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
716 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1441 2001 Kanji
6a4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
5090.3 Four corner code
1-33-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d20 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
early, fast
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
402 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 早急 【ソウキュウ】 immediate, prompt, quick, rapid, urgent, pressing
  • 早期 【ソウキ】 early stage
  • 時期早々 【ジキソウソウ】 premature
  • 尚早 【ショウソウ】 prematurity
  • 早速 【サッソク】 at once, immediately, without delay, promptly
  • 早急 【ソウキュウ】 immediate, prompt, quick, rapid, urgent, pressing

Kun reading compounds

  • 早い 【はやい】 fast, quick, rapid, swift, speedy, brisk, prompt, early, soon, earlier than usual, premature, too soon, too early, easy, simple, quick, fast, as soon as ..., the moment ..., the instant ...
  • 早い話が 【はやいはなしが】 in short, in a nutshell, in a word, to cut a long story short
  • 早 【はや】 already, now, by this time, quick, early, fast, rapid
  • 甲矢 【はや】 arrow with feathers that curve to the left (the first of two arrows to be fired)
  • 早々 【はやはや】 quickly
  • なる早 【なるはや】 as soon as possible, ASAP
  • 早まる 【はやまる】 to be brought forward (e.g. by three hours), to be moved up, to be advanced, to be hasty, to be rash, to quicken, to speed up, to gather speed
  • 早める 【はやめる】 to bring forward (e.g. by 3 hours), to advance, to hasten (e.g. one's death), to expedite, to precipitate, to quicken (e.g. one's step), to speed up, to accelerate

Readings

Japanese names:
さか、 さわ、 そ、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zao3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • temprano
  • rápido
  • pronto
  • apresurarse
  • precipitarse
  • acelerar

Portuguese

  • cedo
  • rápido

French

  • tôt
  • rapide
104 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
56 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
50 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
259 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2100 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
117 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
185 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
295 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
248 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
248 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
117 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
966 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3042 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1549 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2120 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
26 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13742 Morohashi
2390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2419 New Nelson (John Haig)
26 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
26 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
409 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
55 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3855 2001 Kanji
4c2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
6040.0 Four corner code
1-33-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65e9 Unicode hex code