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, circumstance, 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, spine, reverse, rear side, 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)
  • 傴僂 【せむし】 hunchback, humpback, crookback
  • 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

Chinese:
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
39-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
80cc Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
side, lean, oppose, regret
Kun:
かわがわそば
On:
ソク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
216 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 側 【ソク】 first principle of the Eight Principles of Yong, tiny dash or speck
  • 側 【ソバ】 near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while, third person
  • 体側 【タイソク】 side of a body
  • 背側 【ハイソク】 dorsal

Kun reading compounds

  • 側 【がわ】 side (of something, or taking someone's side), part, (watch) case
  • 側板 【がわいた】 stringer, slanted staircase beam, side plate, side panel, side sheet
  • 裏っかわ 【うらっかわ】 the reverse, other side, lining
  • 上っ側 【うわっかわ】 upper side, surface
  • 側 【がわ】 side (of something, or taking someone's side), part, (watch) case
  • 側板 【がわいた】 stringer, slanted staircase beam, side plate, side panel, side sheet
  • 縁側 【えんがわ】 veranda, porch, balcony, open corridor, bone at the base of a fin, meat at the base of a fin (esp. of a flatfish)
  • 体制側 【たいせいがわ】 the establishment
  • 側 【そば】 near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while, third person
  • 妾 【めかけ】 mistress, kept woman, concubine
  • お側 【おそば】 near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while, attendant, retainer, vassal

Readings

Chinese:
ce4, ze4
Korean:
cheug

Spanish

  • lado
  • fila

Portuguese

  • lado
  • inclinação
  • opõe
  • pesar

French

  • côté
  • pencher
  • opposer
  • regretter
667 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
562 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
535 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
240 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
509 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
538 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
330 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.12 Japanese for Busy People
609 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
619 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
809 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
119 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
155 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
105 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
120 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
984 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
897 Morohashi
137 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
275 New Nelson (John Haig)
975 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1049 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
280 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
571 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2143 2001 Kanji
2a9.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-9 SKIP code
2220.0 Four corner code
34-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5074 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
skin
Parts:
pelt, skin, hide, leather, skin radical (no. 107)
Kun:
かわ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1092 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 皮肉 【ヒニク】 irony, sarcasm, cynicism, satire, unexpected, different from what one expected, not as one had planned, (only) surface, something superficial, skin and bone, body
  • 皮革 【ヒカク】 leather, hide
  • 表皮 【ヒョウヒ】 epithelium, skin, rind
  • 上皮 【ウワカワ】 outer layer (e.g. of skin), cuticle, epidermis, bark, rind, crust, film (on the surface of a liquid), scum, epithelium

Kun reading compounds

  • 皮 【かわ】 skin, hide, pelt, fur, rind, peel, husk, bark, shell, sheath, wrapping, mask (hiding one's true nature), seeming
  • 皮切り 【かわきり】 beginning, start
  • 一皮 【ひとかわ】 unmasking
  • 薄皮 【うすかわ】 thin skin

Readings

Chinese:
pi2
Korean:
pi

Spanish

  • pellejo
  • piel
  • cuero
  • pelaje

Portuguese

  • pelego
  • pele
  • esconder
  • couro

French

  • peau
  • cuir
  • fourrure
  • radical peau (no. 107)
307 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
396 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
374 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
939 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3109 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
863 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
755 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
975 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1008 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1144 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1367 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3771 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1923 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2615 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
810 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22823 Morohashi
3037 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3878 New Nelson (John Haig)
802 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
865 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
258 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1667 2001 Kanji
2h3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-4 SKIP code
4024.7 Four corner code
40-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
76ae Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
Variants:
substance, quality, matter, temperament
Kun:
たちただ.すもとわりふ
On:
シツシチ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N4
389 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 質 【シツ】 quality, value, nature, inherent quality, character, logical quality
  • 質疑 【シツギ】 question, interpellation
  • 変質 【ヘンシツ】 alteration (of character or essence), change in quality, transformation, deterioration, degeneration, transmutation
  • タンパク質 【タンパクシツ】 protein
  • 質 【シチ】 pawn, pawned article, pledge, security, guarantee
  • 質屋 【シチヤ】 pawnshop
  • 入質 【ニュウシチ】 pawning
  • 流質 【リュウシチ】 forfeiting a pawned article
  • 入質 【ニュウシチ】 pawning
  • 流質 【リュウシチ】 forfeiting a pawned article

Kun reading compounds

  • 質 【たち】 nature (of a person), disposition, temperament, nature (of something), character, kind, sort
  • 質がいい 【たちがいい】 good-natured, of good character
  • 質す 【ただす】 to enquire of someone about something (inquire), to question

Readings

Chinese:
zhi2, zhi4
Korean:
jil, ji

Spanish

  • substancia
  • contenido
  • simplicidad
  • calidad
  • depósito
  • custodia

Portuguese

  • substância
  • qualidade
  • matéria
  • temperamento

French

  • substance
  • matière
  • qualité
  • tempérament
628 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
726 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
699 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
369 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4518 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
325 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
253 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2395 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
176 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
176 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
238 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1737 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3483 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1796 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2445 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1146 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36833 Morohashi
2808 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5817 New Nelson (John Haig)
1137 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1219 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
359 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
808 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2661 2001 Kanji
7b8.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-7 SKIP code
2-13-2 SKIP code
7280.6 Four corner code
28-33 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8cea Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
see
Parts:
Variants:
inspection, regard as, see, look at
Kun:
み.る
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
362 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 視 【シ】 viewing as ..., seeing as ..., treating as ..., regarding as ...
  • 視界 【シカイ】 field of vision, visibility, view, visual field, (one's) ken
  • 検視 【ケンシ】 autopsy, inquest, investigation of death
  • 警視 【ケイシ】 police superintendent

Kun reading compounds

  • 見る 【みる】 to see, to look, to watch, to view, to observe, to look over, to look on, to assess, to examine, to judge, to look after, to keep an eye on, to take care of, to view (e.g. flowers, movie), to try, to try out, to test, to see that..., to find that...

Readings

Japanese names:
とも、 み
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
si

Spanish

  • inspeccionar
  • mirar con cuidado
  • considerar

Portuguese

  • inspeção
  • avaliar
  • ver
  • olhar

French

  • inspection
  • point de vue
  • voir
  • regarder
798 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
889 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
878 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
502 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3248 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
794 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1737 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1348 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
606 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
616 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
806 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1645 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1223 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
662 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
884 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1102 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34827P Morohashi
972 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5525 New Nelson (John Haig)
1093 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1174 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
922 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
657 2001 Kanji
4e7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
3621.0 Four corner code
27-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8996 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
see
Parts:
Variants:
memorize, learn, remember, awake, sober up
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
710 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 覚醒剤 【カクセイザイ】 stimulant (e.g. psychoactive drugs like methamphetamine, ritalin, etc.)
  • 覚悟 【カクゴ】 resolution, resignation, readiness, preparedness
  • 視聴覚 【シチョウカク】 senses of seeing and hearing, audiovisual
  • 才覚 【サイカク】 ready wit, quick wits, resourcefulness, raising (money)

Kun reading compounds

  • 覚える 【おぼえる】 to memorize, to memorise, to commit to memory, to learn by heart, to bear in mind, to remember, to learn, to pick up, to acquire, to feel, to think, to regard
  • 覚ます 【さます】 to awaken, to arouse from sleep, to bring to one's senses, to disabuse (someone of), to sober up, to dampen, to throw a damper on, to spoil
  • 覚める 【さめる】 to wake, to wake up, to become sober, to sober up, to regain consciousness (e.g. after anaesthesia), to come to one's senses, to be disillusioned
  • 悟る 【さとる】 to perceive, to sense, to discern, to understand, to comprehend, to realize, to attain enlightenment

Readings

Chinese:
jue2, jiao4
Korean:
gag, gyo

Spanish

  • memorizar
  • recordar
  • despertarse
  • comprender
  • aclararse

Portuguese

  • memorizar
  • aprender
  • recordar
  • acordar
  • ficar sóbrio

French

  • mémoriser
  • se rappeler
  • perception
  • sens
  • réveil
  • dessoûler
363 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
463 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
439 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
896 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4288 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
397 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
889 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1752 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
605 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
615 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
208 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1646 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3217 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1668 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2258 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
331 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34846 Morohashi
2604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5529 New Nelson (John Haig)
325 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
347 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
581 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
957 2001 Kanji
3n9.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-7 SKIP code
9021.6 Four corner code
3221.6 Four corner code
19-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
899a Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
foot 足 (⻊)
Parts:
Variants:
path, route, road, distance
Kun:
-じみち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
529 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 路上 【ロジョウ】 (on the) road, (on the) way, (in the) street
  • 路地 【ロジ】 alley, alleyway, lane, bare earth (i.e. ground not covered by a roof), open field, outdoors (non-greenhouse cultivation of crops), teahouse garden, path through a gate (or through a garden, etc.)
  • 活路 【カツロ】 means of survival, means of escape, way out of a difficulty
  • 岐路 【キロ】 forked road, crossroads
  • 路加 【ルカ】 St Luke
  • 舎路 【シアトル】 Seattle

Kun reading compounds

  • 道 【みち】 road, path, street, lane, passage, route, way, distance, journey, road (e.g. to victory), course, way (of living, proper conduct, etc.), moral principles, teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist), dogma, field (e.g. of medicine), subject, speciality, means, way, method
  • 道教え 【みちおしえ】 tiger beetle (esp. the Japanese tiger beetle, Cicindela japonica)
  • 長路 【ながみち】 long road, far journey
  • 脇道 【わきみち】 side road, byroad, digression (e.g. from argument)

Readings

Chinese:
lu4
Korean:
ro

Spanish

  • camino
  • ruta
  • carretera

Portuguese

  • caminho
  • rota
  • estrada
  • distância

French

  • chemin
  • route
  • distance
540 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
439 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
415 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
367 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4561 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
677 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
935 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1925 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
151 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
533 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1764 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1936 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1031 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1394 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1290 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
37524 Morohashi
1533 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5876 New Nelson (John Haig)
1282 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1376 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
425 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3777 2001 Kanji
7d6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
6716.4 Four corner code
47-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8def Unicode hex code