Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
purple, violet
Kun:
むらさき
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1516 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 紫色 【ムラサキイロ】 purple, violet
  • 紫外線 【シガイセン】 ultraviolet rays, ultraviolet radiation
  • 紅紫 【コウシ】 crimson and purple, red-purple, magenta
  • 九紫 【キュウシ】 ninth of nine traditional astrological signs (corresponding to Mars and south)

Kun reading compounds

  • 紫 【むらさき】 purple, violet, Lithospermum erythrorhizon (species of gromwell), type of soy sauce
  • 紫色 【むらさきいろ】 purple, violet
  • 貝紫 【かいむらさき】 Tyrian purple
  • 古代紫 【こだいむらさき】 reddish-purple

Readings

Japanese names:
さい、 ゆかり
Chinese:
zi3
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • púrpura
  • violeta

Portuguese

  • roxo
  • violeta

French

  • violet
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