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

10 strokes
Radical:
dish
Parts:
benefit, gain, profit, advantage
Kun:
ま.す
On:
エキヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
674 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 益 【エキ】 benefit, use, good, advantage, gain, profit, gains
  • 益金 【エキキン】 profit
  • 増益 【ゾウエキ】 increased (profit)
  • 公益 【コウエキ】 public interest, public benefit, public good
  • 益 【エキ】 benefit, use, good, advantage, gain, profit, gains
  • 益体もない 【ヤクタイモナイ】 useless, worthless, absurd, baloney
  • 現世利益 【ゲンセリヤク】 benefits gained in this world through observance of the Buddhist teachings, happiness gained in this world through observance of the Buddhist teachings

Kun reading compounds

  • 益々 【ますます】 increasingly, more and more, decreasingly (when declining), less and less
  • 益人 【ますひと】 people, subjects, populace

Readings

Japanese names:
まし、 ます
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi4
Korean:
ig

Spanish

  • beneficio
  • ganancia
  • ventaja
  • provecho

Portuguese

  • benefício
  • ganho
  • lucro
  • vantagem

French

  • bénéfice
  • gain
  • profit
  • avantage
742 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
648 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
619 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
825 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
597 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
631 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1553 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1201 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
716 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
729 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
921 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1370 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2849 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1468 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1978 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1899 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22972P Morohashi
2285 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3891 New Nelson (John Haig)
1881 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2026 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
707 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
974 2001 Kanji
2o8.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
2-5-5 SKIP code
2-2-8 SKIP code
8010.7 Four corner code
1-17-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
76ca Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
Variants:
robust, manhood, prosperity
Kun:
さかん
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1657 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 壮 【ソウ】 vibrancy, strength, bravery, manliness, (esp. of men) one's prime (approx. age 30), counter for times of moxibustion
  • 壮行 【ソウコウ】 rousing
  • 悲壮 【ヒソウ】 tragic but brave, heroic, grim, pathetic
  • 強壮 【キョウソウ】 able-bodied, robust, sturdy, strong

Kun reading compounds

  • 盛ん 【さかん】 prosperous, flourishing, thriving, successful, popular, widespread, active, lively, energetic, vigorous, brisk, strong, enthusiastic, eager, hearty, frequent, repeated

Readings

Japanese names:
つよし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhuang4
Korean:
jang

Spanish

  • poderoso
  • influyente
  • próspero

Portuguese

  • robusto
  • másculo
  • prosperidade

French

  • robuste
  • âge d'homme
  • prospérité
1514 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1449 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2837 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1329 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1174 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
243 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1326 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1409 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1445 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
394 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
198 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
327 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5642 Morohashi
224 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
974 New Nelson (John Haig)
321 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
343 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1068 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1272 2001 Kanji
2b4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
3411.0 Four corner code
1-33-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58ee Unicode hex code