Jisho

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15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
tense, solid, hard, reliable, tight
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
677 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 緊張 【キンチョウ】 tension, strain, nervousness, stress, tensions (between countries, groups, etc.), tonus, muscle tone
  • 緊急 【キンキュウ】 urgency, emergency
  • 喫緊 【キッキン】 urgent, pressing, exigent

Kun reading compounds

  • 緊める 【しめる】 to be strict with
  • 閉まる 【しまる】 to be shut, to close, to be closed, to be firm (of a body, face, etc.), to be well-knit, to be locked, to tighten, to be tightened, to become sober, to become tense

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jin3
Korean:
gin

Spanish

  • severo
  • estricto
  • tensar
  • apretar
  • apremiante
  • urgente

Portuguese

  • tenso
  • apertado
  • de confiança
  • duro
  • sólido

French

  • tendu
  • solide
  • dur
  • fiable
  • serré
1179 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
912 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3560 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1088 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1637 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1290 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1364 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1186 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1509 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3517 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1816 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2471 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1386 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27603 Morohashi
2838 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4524 New Nelson (John Haig)
1374 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1474 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1792 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3441 2001 Kanji
6a9.17 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-6 SKIP code
2-8-6 SKIP code
7790.3 Four corner code
1-22-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7dca Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
shrink, contract, shrivel, wrinkle, reduce
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
909 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 縮 【シュク】 wearing armour (armor), counter for suits of armour
  • 縮小 【シュクショウ】 reduction, curtailment, cut, cutback, scaling down
  • 圧縮 【アッシュク】 compression, condensing, shortening, summarizing, compression (of data)
  • 短縮 【タンシュク】 shortening, contraction, reduction, curtailment, abbreviation

Kun reading compounds

  • 縮む 【ちぢむ】 to shrink, to contract, to diminish (in size)
  • 縮まる 【ちぢまる】 to shorten, to narrow, to close, to shrink
  • 縮める 【ちぢめる】 to shorten, to reduce, to condense, to shrink, to crumple (fabric), to wrinkle, to make (one's body) smaller, to draw in (one's legs), to duck (one's head)
  • 縮れる 【ちぢれる】 to be wavy, to be curled, to be frizzled
  • 縮らす 【ちぢらす】 to curl, to crimp

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
suo1, su4
Korean:
chug

Spanish

  • acortar
  • reducir
  • restringir
  • encoger
  • contraerse
  • estar rizado
  • rizar

Portuguese

  • encolher
  • contrair
  • enrugar
  • ruga
  • reduzir

French

  • rétrécir
  • contracter
  • raccourcir
  • friser
  • réduire
904 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
893 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
924 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3608 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1142 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1646 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2813 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1110 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1162 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
884 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1558 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1790 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
955 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1348 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27815 Morohashi
1414 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4585 New Nelson (John Haig)
1336 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1434 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
999 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2778 2001 Kanji
6a11.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-11 SKIP code
2396.1 Four corner code
1-29-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e2e Unicode hex code