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On reading compounds

  • 腱 【ケン】 tendon
  • 腱炎 【ケンエン】 tendinitis, tendonitis
  • 膝蓋腱 【シツガイケン】 patellar tendon

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian4
Korean:
geon

Spanish

Portuguese

French

3792 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
29708 Morohashi
4843 New Nelson (John Haig)
4b8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-9 SKIP code
7524.0 Four corner code
1-71-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8171 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
leather, rawhide
Parts:
sheath, case, margin, difference, shells (of beans)
Kun:
さや
On:
ショウソウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 鞘翅類 【ショウシルイ】 coleopterans, beetles
  • 髄鞘 【ズイショウ】 myelin sheath (around the axon of a neuron)
  • 幼芽鞘 【ヨウガショウ】 coleoptile, acrospire

Kun reading compounds

  • 鞘 【さや】 scabbard, sheath, cap (on pen, brush, etc.), case, sleeve, margin (between two prices), spread, markup, commission, enclosure, outer fence
  • 鞘当て 【さやあて】 rivalry in love, rivalry for the heart of a woman, quarrel over something trivial, storm in a teacup, quarrel between two samurai due to an (accidental) clash of sheaths while crossing paths
  • 元サヤ 【もとサヤ】 getting back together, being reconciled, returning to normal
  • 弓は袋に太刀は鞘 【ゆみはふくろにたちはさや】 the world is at peace, bows in bags and swords in sheaths

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qiao4, shao1
Korean:
cho

Spanish

Portuguese

French

5099 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2542 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2259 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1598 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
42850X Morohashi
6587 New Nelson (John Haig)
2784 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2805 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4b12.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-7 SKIP code
4952.7 Four corner code
1-30-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9798 Unicode hex code

5 strokes (also 4)
Radical:
work
Parts:
gigantic, big, large, great
On:
キョ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
892 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 巨匠 【キョショウ】 master, masterhand, maestro
  • 巨額 【キョガク】 huge sum (esp. of money), enormous sum, massive amount

Readings

Japanese names:
おお、 か、 こ、 なお
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ju4
Korean:
geo

Spanish

  • gigantesco
  • grande
  • gran

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme
  • gigantesco

French

  • gigantesque
  • grand
  • gros
1153 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
764 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
758 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1537 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
491 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
199 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1293 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1368 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1004 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
235 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3773 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1924 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2616 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
864 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8722X Morohashi
3039 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1534 New Nelson (John Haig)
856 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
920 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1041 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3475 2001 Kanji
2t2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
3-2-2 SKIP code
7171.7 Four corner code
1-21-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5de8 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
dainty, get thin, taper, slender, narrow, detailed, precise
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
537 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 細 【サイ】 detail, details
  • 細菌 【サイキン】 bacterium, bacteria, germ
  • 子細 【シサイ】 reasons, circumstances, significance, particulars, hindrance, obstruction, interference
  • 精細 【セイサイ】 fine, minute, detailed, meticulous, precise

Kun reading compounds

  • 細い 【ほそい】 thin, slender, fine, unlucky
  • 細い糸 【ほそいいと】 fine thread
  • 細る 【ほそる】 to get thin, to taper off
  • 細か 【こまか】 small, fine, detailed, stingy
  • 細かい 【こまかい】 small, fine, minute, minor, trivial, sensitive, attentive, careful, frugal, stingy
  • 細かい 【こまかい】 small, fine, minute, minor, trivial, sensitive, attentive, careful, frugal, stingy
  • 細かいこと 【こまかいこと】 trifles, minor details

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xi4
Korean:
se

Spanish

  • estrecho
  • fino
  • delgado
  • detallado
  • adelgazar
  • minucioso

Portuguese

  • franzino
  • emagrecer
  • afinar
  • delgado
  • estreito

French

  • menu
  • long et fin
  • délicat
  • mince
  • fluet
  • étroit
218 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
140 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
284 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
721 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3522 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
701 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
812 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1958 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
695 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
708 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
123 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1525 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1689 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
900 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1220 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1375 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27344 Morohashi
1333 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4472 New Nelson (John Haig)
1363 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1463 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
205 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2776 2001 Kanji
6a5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
2690.0 Four corner code
1-26-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d30 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
placenta, sac, sheath
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1379 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 胞子 【ホウシ】 spore
  • 胞衣 【エナ】 afterbirth, placenta
  • 卵胞 【ランポウ】 (ovarian) follicle
  • 肺胞 【ハイホウ】 pulmonary alveolus, alveoli, lung cavity, air cell

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bao1
Korean:
po

Spanish

  • estómago de la mujer
  • placenta
  • vaina

Portuguese

  • placenta
  • bolsa
  • estojo

French

  • placenta
  • cavité
  • gaine
1796 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1764 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3749 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1237 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1673 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1284 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1358 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1630 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1029 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1148 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
620 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
826 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
537 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29396P Morohashi
917 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4788 New Nelson (John Haig)
531 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
570 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1266 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3956 2001 Kanji
4b5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
7721.2 Four corner code
1-43-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
80de Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
tumor, swelling
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
2145 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 腫 【シュ】 tumor, tumour
  • 腫瘍 【シュヨウ】 tumor, tumour, neoplasm, neoplasia
  • 奇形腫 【キケイシュ】 teratoma, teratocarcinoma, teratoid tumor
  • 神経腫 【シンケイシュ】 neuroma
  • 疽腫 【ソショウ】 swelling, boil

Kun reading compounds

  • 腫れる 【はれる】 to swell (from inflammation), to become swollen
  • 腫れ 【はれ】 swelling, boil
  • 腫れる 【はれる】 to swell (from inflammation), to become swollen
  • 腫らす 【はらす】 to cause to swell, to inflame
  • 腫れ物 【はれもの】 tumor, tumour, swelling, boil, abscess
  • 腫れ物扱い 【はれものあつかい】 treating (someone) with great caution (so as not to anger or upset them), handling with kid gloves, treating gingerly

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhong3
Korean:
jong

Spanish

Portuguese

French

3797 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2106 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1310 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
951 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
29697 Morohashi
4848 New Nelson (John Haig)
2467 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1807 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4b9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-9 SKIP code
7221.4 Four corner code
1-28-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
816b Unicode hex code