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

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On reading compounds

  • 素 【ソ】 plain, white silk, prime
  • 素案 【ソアン】 rough plan, draft
  • 栄養素 【エイヨウソ】 nutrient
  • 酵素 【コウソ】 enzyme
  • 素 【ス】 one's nature, one's feelings, oneself, plain, unadorned, undecorated, unadulterated, au naturel, mere, poor, exceedingly
  • 素顔 【スガオ】 face with no make-up, unpainted face, true face (of a country, celebrity, etc.), real face, true picture, real nature, sober face, sobriety
  • 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, (somebody's) side, (somebody'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:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
texture, skin, body, grain
Kun:
はだ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1559 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 肌骨 【キコツ】 skin and bones
  • 肌膚 【キフ】 skin
  • 雪肌 【ユキハダ】 snow's surface, lily-white skin, fair skin
  • 美肌 【ビハダ】 beautiful skin

Kun reading compounds

  • 肌 【はだ】 skin, body (in the context of intimate bodily contact), surface, grain (e.g. of wood), texture, disposition, temperament, character, type
  • 肌色 【はだいろ】 (one's) skin colour, skin color, skin tone, flesh colour (of a Japanese person), flesh color, pale orange
  • 素肌 【すはだ】 bare (naked) body, complexion (e.g. face)
  • 地肌 【じはだ】 texture, grain, one's skin (lacking makeup, etc.), natural skin, bare skin, scalp, surface of the earth, bare ground, surface of a sword blade

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji1
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • textura
  • piel
  • cuero
  • cutis

Portuguese

  • textura
  • pele
  • corpo
  • granulação

French

  • épiderme
  • texture
  • grain
  • corps
1704 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1130 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3726 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1890 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
840 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1306 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1385 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1345 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1021 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1021 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
553 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
731 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
66 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29242 Morohashi
827 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4755 New Nelson (John Haig)
66 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
70 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1079 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3957 2001 Kanji
4b2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-2 SKIP code
7721.0 Four corner code
1-40-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
808c Unicode hex code