Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
stature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
696 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 背後 【ハイゴ】 back, rear, background, behind the scenes
  • 背景 【ハイケイ】 background, scenery, backdrop, setting, background (of an incident, situation, etc.), circumstances, context, backing, support (from behind the scenes)
  • 違背 【イハイ】 violation, transgression
  • 向背 【コウハイ】 one's attitude, state of affairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 背 【せ】 back, reverse, rear side, back (e.g. of a chair), spine (of a book), height, stature, ridge (of a mountain)
  • 背 【せい】 height, stature
  • 膝皿貝 【ひざらがい】 chiton (any marine mollusk of the class Polyplacophora), sea cradle, Japanese chiton (Acanthopleura japonica)
  • 角背 【かくせ】 flat back (book spine), square back
  • 背 【せい】 height, stature
  • 背丈 【せたけ】 stature, height
  • 背く 【そむく】 to run counter to, to go against, to disobey, to infringe
  • 背ける 【そむける】 to turn (one's face) away, to avert (one's eyes)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bei4, bei1
Korean:
bae, pae

Spanish

  • espalda
  • detrás
  • estatura
  • desobedecer
  • infringir
  • rebelarse

Portuguese

  • estatura
  • altura
  • costas
  • atrás
  • desobedecer
  • desafiar
  • quebrar promesum
  • rebelar

French

  • stature
  • taille
  • dos
  • arrière
  • désobéir
  • défier
  • revenir sur
  • se rebeller
967 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
957 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
796 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3754 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
933 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
845 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
957 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1265 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1338 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1085 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1017 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3182 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1641 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2230 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
455 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29363 Morohashi
2573 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4794 New Nelson (John Haig)
446 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
481 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
893 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1246 2001 Kanji
4b5.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
1222.7 Four corner code
1122.7 Four corner code
1-39-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
80cc Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
line
Parts:
in, inside, middle, mean, center
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
11 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 中 【チュウ】 medium, average, middle, moderation, middle school, China, volume two (of three), during (a certain time when one did or is doing something), under (construction, etc.), while, in, out of, of the
  • 中学校 【チュウガッコウ】 junior high school, middle school, lower secondary school
  • 熱中 【ネッチュウ】 being enthusiastic about, being wild about, being absorbed in, being engrossed in, being devoted to
  • 命中 【メイチュウ】 (direct) hit, hitting the mark

Kun reading compounds

  • 中 【なか】 inside, interior, among, within, middle, center, centre, during, while, middle, midst, amid, interval, gap, mean, average, second (of three, e.g. sons, volumes), middle, medium grade, medium quality, red-light district
  • 半ば 【なかば】 middle, halfway, midway, half (of), one half, half (e.g. done, jokingly), partly, in part, partially, mostly, almost, nearly
  • お腹 【おなか】 belly, abdomen, stomach
  • 市中 【しちゅう】 in the city, in the community
  • 内 【うち】 inside, within, while (e.g. one is young), during, within (e.g. a day), in the course of, among, amongst, (out) of, between, in (secret, chaos, poverty, etc.), amidst, with (e.g. success), within oneself, one's feelings, inner thoughts, we, our company, our organization, one's home, one's family, my spouse, my husband, my wife, signed on behalf of (husband's name) by his wife, I, me, imperial palace grounds, emperor
  • 碁打ち鳥飼い馬鹿の中 【ごうちとりかいばかのうち】 go players and bird keepers are idiots (both activities demand a lot of time)
  • 此の内 【このうち】 meanwhile, the other day, recently
  • 当たる 【あたる】 to be hit, to strike, to touch, to be in contact, to be affixed, to be equivalent to, to be applicable, to apply to, to be right on the money (of a prediction, criticism, etc.), to be selected (in a lottery, etc.), to win, to be successful, to go well, to be a hit, to face, to confront, to lie (in the direction of), to undertake, to be assigned, to be stricken (by food poisoning, heat, etc.), to be afflicted, to be called on (e.g. by a teacher), to treat (esp. harshly), to lash out at, to be unnecessary, to be hitting well, to be on a hitting streak, to feel a bite (in fishing), (of fruit, etc.) to be bruised, to spoil, to feel (something) out, to probe into, to check (i.e. by comparison), to shave, to be a relative of a person, to be a ... in relation to ..., to stand in a relationship

Readings

Japanese names:
あたる、 かなえ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhong1, zhong4
Korean:
jung

Spanish

  • centro
  • dentro
  • interior
  • medio

Portuguese

  • em
  • interior
  • médio
  • meio
  • centro

French

  • dans
  • dedans
  • à l'intérieur
  • milieu
  • centre
  • moyenne
23 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
26 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
55 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
13 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
81 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
31 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
7 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
75 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
28 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
28 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
33 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
16 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4262 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2150 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2902 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
39 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
73 Morohashi
3451 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
28 New Nelson (John Haig)
39 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
39 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
12 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
32 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1655 2001 Kanji
0a4.40 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
5000.6 Four corner code
1-35-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e2d Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
yonder, facing, beyond, confront, defy, tend toward, approach
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
182 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 向上 【コウジョウ】 elevation, rise, improvement, advancement, progress
  • 向後 【コウゴ】 hereafter
  • 傾向 【ケイコウ】 tendency, trend, inclination
  • 志向 【シコウ】 intention, aim, preference (for), orientation (towards a goal)

Kun reading compounds

  • 向く 【むく】 to turn toward, to look (up, down, etc.), to face (e.g. east) (of a building, window, etc.), to look out on, to front (on), to point (of an arrow, compass needle, etc.), to be suited to, to be fit for, to go towards, to turn to (of one's interests, feelings, etc.), to be inclined (to do)
  • 向いている 【むいている】 to be cut out for (e.g. a job), to be suited (to)
  • 向ける 【むける】 to turn towards, to point
  • 向かう 【むかう】 to face, to go towards, to head towards
  • 向かうところ敵無し 【むかうところてきなし】 unbeatable, invincible, irresistible
  • 向い 【むかい】 facing, opposite, across the street, other side
  • 向かい合う 【むかいあう】 to be opposite, to face each other
  • 向こう 【むこう】 opposite side, other side, opposite direction, over there, that way, far away, beyond, the other party, the other person, future (starting now)
  • 向こう側 【むこうがわ】 other side, opposite side, other party
  • 向こう 【むこう】 opposite side, other side, opposite direction, over there, that way, far away, beyond, the other party, the other person, future (starting now)
  • 向こう側 【むこうがわ】 other side, opposite side, other party
  • 向い 【むかい】 facing, opposite, across the street, other side
  • 向かい合う 【むかいあう】 to be opposite, to face each other

Readings

Japanese names:
こお、 た、 な、 むか、 むかい、 むこう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiang4
Korean:
hyang, sang

Spanish

  • mirar hacia
  • volverse
  • hacer frente
  • oponerse

Portuguese

  • Aquele lá
  • em frente
  • além de
  • confronta
  • desafia
  • tende para
  • aproximação

French

  • se diriger vers
  • direction
  • en face
  • de l'autre côté
  • éloigné
  • confronter
  • défier
  • approcher
  • avoir tendance
213 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
294 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
278 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
217 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
101 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
215 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
402 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
312 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
199 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
199 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
557 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
319 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3790 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1934 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2627 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
186 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3301 Morohashi
3052 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
712 New Nelson (John Haig)
183 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
195 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
192 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
266 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
849 2001 Kanji
3d3.10 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-3 SKIP code
2722.0 Four corner code
1-24-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5411 Unicode hex code