Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
discontinue, sever, cut off, abstain, interrupt, suppress, be beyond, without match, peerless, unparalleled
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
784 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 絶大 【ゼツダイ】 tremendous, immense
  • 絶縁 【ゼツエン】 breaking off relations, disconnection, insulation (esp. electrical), isolation
  • 超絶 【チョウゼツ】 transcendence, excellence, superiority
  • 壮絶 【ソウゼツ】 grand, heroic, sublime, fierce

Kun reading compounds

  • 絶える 【たえる】 to die out, to peter out, to become extinct, to cease, to be stopped, to be discontinued, to be cut off
  • 絶えることなく 【たえることなく】 unceasing, relentless
  • 絶やす 【たやす】 to exterminate, to eradicate, to wipe out, to put an end to, to let (fire) go out, to let die (e.g. flowers), to run out of
  • 断つ 【たつ】 to sever, to cut off, to suppress, to eradicate, to exterminate, to abstain (from), to give up

Readings

Chinese:
jue2
Korean:
jeol

Spanish

  • extinguir
  • eliminar
  • rechazar
  • absoluto
  • lugar escarpado
  • desaparecer
  • extinguirse
  • exterminar
  • erradicar
  • suprimir

Portuguese

  • descontinuar
  • além de
  • romper
  • cortar desligar
  • abster- se
  • interromper
  • suprimir

French

  • cesser
  • au-delà
  • rompre
  • couper
  • s'abstenir
  • interrompre
  • supprimer
828 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
756 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
733 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
743 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3539 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
630 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
820 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2148 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
742 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
755 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
734 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1534 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1711 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
917 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1240 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1770 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
49469 Morohashi
1353 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4490 New Nelson (John Haig)
1754 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1891 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
756 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2756 2001 Kanji
6a6.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-6 SKIP code
2791.7 Four corner code
32-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d76 Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
affinity, relation, connection, edge, border, verge, brink
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1291 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 縁 【エン】 fate, destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together), relationship (e.g. between two people), bond, link, connection, family ties, affinity, opportunity, chance (to meet someone and start a relationship), pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes), narrow open-air veranda
  • 縁起 【エンギ】 omen, sign of luck, origin, history, causation, dependent arising, doctrine that everything has a cause and there is nothing that arises out of nothing
  • 遠縁 【トオエン】 distant relative
  • 内縁 【ナイエン】 de facto marriage, common-law marriage

Kun reading compounds

  • 縁 【ふち】 rim, brim, edge, brink
  • 縁石 【えんせき】 curb (stone), kerb
  • 盆の縁 【ぼんのふち】 edge of a tray
  • 縁取る 【ふちどる】 to (add a) border or fringe
  • 縁 【ゆかり】 connection (to a person, place, etc.), relation, affinity
  • 縁の色 【ゆかりのいろ】 violet
  • 縁 【よすが】 something to rely on, aid, clue, way, means, someone to rely on, relative, reminder, memento
  • 縁 【へり】 edge (of a river, woods, etc.), shoulder (of a road), rim, brim, hem, margin, fringe, selvage, fabric border (of a tatami mat, etc.), edging
  • 縁石 【えんせき】 curb (stone), kerb
  • 縁 【えん】 fate, destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together), relationship (e.g. between two people), bond, link, connection, family ties, affinity, opportunity, chance (to meet someone and start a relationship), pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes), narrow open-air veranda

Readings

Chinese:
yuan2
Korean:
yeon, dan

Spanish

  • afinidad
  • relación
  • conexión
  • borde
  • frontera
  • margen

Portuguese

  • afinidade
  • relação
  • conexão
  • margem
  • borda
  • limite
  • extremidade

French

  • affinité
  • relation
  • karma
  • rapport
  • bord
  • bordure
1030 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1362 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3585 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1244 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1641 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2660 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1131 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1183 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
732 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1548 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1754 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
940 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1269 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1384 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27656P Morohashi
1386 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4553 New Nelson (John Haig)
1372 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1472 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1790 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2751 2001 Kanji
6a9.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2793.2 Four corner code
17-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e01 Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
line, track
Kun:
すじ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
382 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 線 【セン】 line, stripe, stria, line (e.g. telephone line), wire, ray (e.g. X-ray), beam, line (e.g. of a railroad), track, route, lane, outline, contours, form, level, division, line (of action), position, approach, policy, principle, impression one leaves, air one gives off
  • 繊維 【センイ】 fibre, fiber, textile
  • 横線 【オウセン】 horizontal line
  • 赤外線 【セキガイセン】 infrared rays, infrared radiation

Readings

Chinese:
xian4
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • línea
  • cable
  • frontera
  • raíl
  • carril

Portuguese

  • linha
  • trilha

French

  • ligne
  • voie
447 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
176 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
329 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
247 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3580 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
389 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
826 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
299 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
299 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
841 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1551 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1760 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
944 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1273 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1351 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27641 Morohashi
1392 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4548 New Nelson (John Haig)
1339 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1438 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
236 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2742 2001 Kanji
6a9.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2693.2 Four corner code
32-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7dda Unicode hex code