Jisho

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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

12 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
dwindle, decrease, reduce, decline, curtail, get hungry
Kun:
へ.るへ.らす
On:
ゲン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
261 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 減 【ゲン】 reduction, decrease, subtraction, reduction of penalty (under the ritsuryō codes)
  • 減少 【ゲンショウ】 decrease, reduction, decline
  • 加減 【カゲン】 degree, extent, amount, balance, state, condition, (health) condition, state of health, adjustment, moderation, regulation, addition and subtraction, slight sign of ..., slight state of ..., just right for ...
  • 削減 【サクゲン】 cut, reduction, curtailment

Kun reading compounds

  • 減る 【へる】 to decrease (in size or number), to diminish, to abate
  • 減るもんじゃない 【へるもんじゃない】 it's no big deal, it's nothing to fret about, it's not like it's the end of the world
  • 減らす 【へらす】 to abate, to decrease, to diminish, to shorten

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian3
Korean:
gam

Spanish

  • menguar
  • decrecer
  • disminuir
  • resta
  • acortar

Portuguese

  • definhar
  • decréscimo
  • reduzir
  • decadência
  • encurtar
  • obter
  • com fome

French

  • diminuer
  • réduire
  • décliner
  • décroître
  • avoir faim
775 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
693 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
667 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
533 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2637 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
610 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
694 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
715 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
728 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
430 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1219 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
733 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
436 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
548 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
372 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17759 Morohashi
601 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3249 New Nelson (John Haig)
366 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
391 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
753 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
359 2001 Kanji
3a9.37 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3315.0 Four corner code
1-24-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e1b Unicode hex code