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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 紫外線 【シガイセン】 ultraviolet rays, ultraviolet radiation
  • 紫色 【ムラサキイロ】 purple, violet
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • púrpura
  • violeta

Portuguese

  • roxo
  • violeta

French

  • violet
1320 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1489 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3534 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1392 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1626 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2209 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1389 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1478 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1711 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1507 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3332 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1728 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2348 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1387 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27337X Morohashi
2688 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4486 New Nelson (John Haig)
1375 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1475 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1577 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1241 2001 Kanji
6a6.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-6 SKIP code
2-5-6 SKIP code
2290.3 Four corner code
2190.3 Four corner code
1-27-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d2b Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
colour, prettiness
Parts:
color
Kun:
いろ
On:
ショクシキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
621 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 色 【ショク】 counter for colours
  • 脚色 【キャクショク】 dramatization (e.g. of a novel), dramatisation, adaptation (for the stage or screen), embellishment (of the facts), exaggeration, dramatization, embroidery
  • 金色 【キンイロ】 gold (colour, color)
  • 色 【シキ】 rupa (form), visible objects (i.e. color and form)
  • 色彩 【シキサイ】 colour, color, hue, tints
  • 彩色 【サイシキ】 colouring, coloring, colouration, coloration, painting
  • 極彩色 【ゴクサイシキ】 richly colored, richly coloured

Kun reading compounds

  • 色 【いろ】 colour, color, hue, tint, tinge, shade, complexion, skin colour, skin color, look (on one's face), expression, appearance, air, feeling, personality, character, tone (of one's voice, etc.), tune, sound, ring, love, lust, sensuality, love affair, lover, paramour, beauty, sexiness, physical appeal, kind, type, variety
  • 色々 【いろいろ】 various, all sorts of, variety of, various colors (colours)
  • 金色 【きんいろ】 gold (colour, color)
  • 七色 【なないろ】 seven colours (of the rainbow), prismatic colors, blend of seven spices (cayenne, sesame, Japanese pepper, citrus peel, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
しか、 しこ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
se4, shai3
Korean:
saeg

Spanish

  • color
  • aspecto

Portuguese

  • cor

French

  • couleur
94 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
162 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
145 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
326 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3889 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
241 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
243 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
345 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
204 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
204 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
316 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1599 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2522 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1280 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1748 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1769 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30602 Morohashi
2029 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4956 New Nelson (John Haig)
1753 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1890 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
405 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
127 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2556 2001 Kanji
2n4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
2771.7 Four corner code
1-31-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8272 Unicode hex code