Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
ear
Parts:
Variants:
hear, ask, listen
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
319 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 聞見 【ブンケン】 information, experience, knowledge, observation
  • 聞香 【ブンコウ】 smelling incense, savoring incense, distinguishing incense by smell, incense-smelling party
  • 見聞 【ケンブン】 information, experience, knowledge, observation
  • スポーツ新聞 【スポーツシンブン】 sports newspaper
  • 聞見 【ブンケン】 information, experience, knowledge, observation
  • 聞香 【ブンコウ】 smelling incense, savoring incense, distinguishing incense by smell, incense-smelling party
  • 見聞 【ケンブン】 information, experience, knowledge, observation
  • 奏聞 【ソウモン】 reporting to the Emperor

Kun reading compounds

  • 聞く 【きく】 to hear, to listen (e.g. to music), to ask, to enquire, to query, to hear about, to hear of, to learn of, to follow (advice, order, etc.), to obey, to listen to, to comply with, to hear (e.g. a plea), to grant (a request), to accept (e.g. an argument), to give consideration to, to smell (esp. incense), to sample (a fragrance), to taste (alcohol), to try
  • 聞く耳を持たない 【きくみみをもたない】 to turn a deaf ear to, to not listen to, to not get the message
  • 聞こえる 【きこえる】 to be heard, to be audible, to reach one's ears, to sound (like), to come across (as), to be well known, to be famous, to accept (someone's words), to agree, to understand

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wen2, wen4
Korean:
mun

Spanish

  • preguntar
  • escuchar
  • rumor
  • reputación
  • oír

Portuguese

  • escutar
  • perguntar
  • escuta

French

  • entendre
  • écouter
  • demander
314 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
219 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
200 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
262 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4959 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
109 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
80 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2244 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
64 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
64 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
179 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1584 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4127 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2097 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2840 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1640 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29104 Morohashi
3326 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4732 New Nelson (John Haig)
1626 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1754 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
184 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
234 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3854 2001 Kanji
8e6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-6 SKIP code
7712.1 Four corner code
7740.1 Four corner code
1-42-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
805e Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
hand
Kun:
て--てた-
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
60 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 手段 【シュダン】 means, way, measure
  • 手術 【シュジュツ】 surgery, operation, procedure, skill with one's hands, sleight of hand
  • 拍手 【ハクシュ】 clapping hands, applause
  • 握手 【アクシュ】 handshake, reconciliation, joining hands, cooperation
  • 交際上手 【コウサイジョウズ】 good at socializing, sociability, being a good mixer
  • 処世上手 【ショセイジョウズ】 knowing how to get on in the world, knowing the secret of success in life

Kun reading compounds

  • 手 【て】 hand, arm, forepaw, foreleg, handle, hand, worker, help, trouble, care, effort, means, way, trick, move, technique, workmanship, hand, handwriting, kind, type, sort, one's hands, one's possession, ability to cope, hand (of cards), direction, move (in go, shogi, etc.)
  • 手紙 【てがみ】 letter, missive, note, mail
  • 結婚相手 【けっこんあいて】 marriage partner, spouse, wife-to-be, husband-to-be, future spouse, fiancée, fiancé
  • 攻め手 【せめて】 offense, offence, method of attack

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shou3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • mano

Portuguese

  • mão

French

  • main
28 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
35 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
32 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
42 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1827 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
37 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
54 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
118 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
57 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
57 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
170 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
847 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4267 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2155 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2907 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
644 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11768 Morohashi
3456 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2060 New Nelson (John Haig)
637 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
687 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
57 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
30 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2247 2001 Kanji
3c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
2-1-3 SKIP code
2050.0 Four corner code
1-28-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
624b Unicode hex code