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

  • 緊縮 【キンシュク】 shrinkage, contraction, economy, retrenchment
  • 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
  • 凝縮 【ギョウシュク】 condensation (of ideas, emotions, etc.), condensation (of a vapour or gas)
  • 濃縮 【ノウシュク】 concentration (e.g. of a solution), enrichment, condensation

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

10 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
Variants:
property, money, wealth, assets
Kun:
たから
On:
ザイサイゾク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
494 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 財 【ザイ】 fortune, riches, goods, incorporated foundation
  • 財界 【ザイカイ】 financial world, business circles
  • 無形文化財 【ムケイブンカザイ】 intangible cultural asset
  • 文化財 【ブンカザイ】 cultural assets, cultural property
  • 財布 【サイフ】 purse, handbag, wallet
  • 財布の紐を締める 【サイフノヒモヲシメル】 to tighten the purse strings, to tighten one's belt

Kun reading compounds

  • 宝 【たから】 treasure

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cai2
Korean:
jae

Spanish

  • propiedad
  • dinero
  • riqueza
  • fortuna
  • activos

Portuguese

  • propriedade
  • dinheiro
  • riqueza
  • bens

French

  • propriété
  • argent
  • fortune
  • actifs
793 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
712 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
685 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
569 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4490 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
285 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
919 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1143 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
553 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
562 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
741 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1741 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1849 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
978 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1326 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
689 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36664 Morohashi
1457 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5773 New Nelson (John Haig)
682 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
737 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
491 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
713 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3947 2001 Kanji
7b3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-3 SKIP code
6480.0 Four corner code
1-26-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8ca1 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
rap 攴 (攵)
Parts:
politics, government
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
17 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 政 【マツリゴト】 rule, government
  • 政界 【セイカイ】 (world of) politics, political world, political circles
  • 農政 【ノウセイ】 agricultural administration
  • 帝政 【テイセイ】 imperial government, imperialism, monarchical rule
  • 摂政 【セッショウ】 regency, regent

Kun reading compounds

  • 政 【まつりごと】 rule, government
  • 政所 【まんどころ】 official in charge of the administration of domains and general affairs of powerful noble families (from the middle of the Heian period), titled lady (legal wife of an important official), government office related to finances (Kamakura and Muromachi periods), clerk working for large temples and shrines
  • 太政 【おおまつりごと】 (Japanese) imperial government
  • 政所 【まんどころ】 official in charge of the administration of domains and general affairs of powerful noble families (from the middle of the Heian period), titled lady (legal wife of an important official), government office related to finances (Kamakura and Muromachi periods), clerk working for large temples and shrines

Readings

Japanese names:
ただ、 まさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zheng4
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • política
  • gobierno
  • reglas

Portuguese

  • política
  • governo

French

  • politique
  • gouvernement
646 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
746 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
724 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
50 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2045 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
124 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
586 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
881 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
483 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
492 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
530 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
937 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1468 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
779 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1058 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
387 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13135X Morohashi
1142 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2335 New Nelson (John Haig)
381 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
407 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
23 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
700 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3166 2001 Kanji
4i5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-4 SKIP code
1814.0 Four corner code
1-32-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
653f Unicode hex code