Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
old 老 (耂)
Parts:
old man, old age, grow old
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
803 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 老 【ロウ】 old age, age, old people, the old, the aged, senior, elder, I, me, my humble self
  • 老化 【ロウカ】 ageing, aging, senile deterioration
  • 養老 【ヨウロウ】 making provision for the elderly, making provision for one's old age, spending one's old age in comfort, Yōrō era (717.11.17-724.2.4)
  • 敬老 【ケイロウ】 respect for the aged

Kun reading compounds

  • 老いる 【おいる】 to age, to grow old
  • 老ける 【ふける】 to age, to grow old (esp. in appearance), to show marks of age

Readings

Japanese names:
えび、 おい、 び
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lao3
Korean:
ro

Spanish

  • envejecer
  • viejo
  • experimentado
  • hacerse viejo

Portuguese

  • velho
  • velhice
  • envelhecer

French

  • vieillard
  • âgé
  • vieillir
541 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
638 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
609 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
788 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3683 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
637 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
837 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
334 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
543 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
552 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
737 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1576 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3963 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2040 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2754 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1259 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28842 Morohashi
3197 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4696 New Nelson (John Haig)
1251 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1340 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
472 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1456 2001 Kanji
2k4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-2 SKIP code
4471.1 Four corner code
1-47-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8001 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, Edoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am), north, eleventh month of the lunar calendar
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 Metal Rat (37th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1924, 1984, 2044)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
1-27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
step
Parts:
Variants:
accompany, obey, submit to, comply, follow, secondary, incidental, subordinate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
601 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 従 【ジュウ】 subordinate, secondary, junior, incidental
  • 従業員 【ジュウギョウイン】 employee, worker
  • 専従 【センジュウ】 working exclusively for, working full-time (for)
  • 侍従 【ジジュウ】 chamberlain
  • 従容 【ショウヨウ】 calm, composed, tranquil
  • 従容自若 【ショウヨウジジャク】 having presence of mind, imperturbable, calm and self-possessed, with serenity
  • 追従 【ツイショウ】 flattery, sycophancy, adulation
  • 阿諛追従 【アユツイショウ】 excessive flattery, adulation
  • 従 【ジュ】 lesser (of equal court ranks), lower, junior
  • 従 【ジュウ】 subordinate, secondary, junior, incidental

Kun reading compounds

  • 従う 【したがう】 to obey (an order, law, etc.), to abide by (a rule, custom, etc.), to follow, to observe, to conform to, to yield to, to follow (a person), to accompany, to go with, to go alongside (e.g. a river), to follow (e.g. a sign), to serve (as), to engage in (work)
  • 従える 【したがえる】 to be accompanied by, to be attended by, to take along (someone), to conquer, to subjugate, to subdue

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cong2
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • seguir
  • obedecer
  • doblegar

Portuguese

  • acompanhar
  • obedecer
  • submeter a
  • concordar
  • seguir
  • subordinado
  • acidental
  • secundário

French

  • accompagner
  • obéir
  • se soumettre à
  • se conformer à
  • suivre
  • s'ensuivre
  • secondaire
  • accessoire
  • subordonné
808 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
902 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
891 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
727 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1613 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
673 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1281 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1050 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1482 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1579 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
642 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
628 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
498 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
309 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
376 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
886 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10133 Morohashi
415 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1745 New Nelson (John Haig)
877 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
942 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
329 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
903 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2070 2001 Kanji
3i7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
2828.1 Four corner code
1-29-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f93 Unicode hex code