Jisho

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19 strokes
Radical:
colour, prettiness
Parts:
Variants:
glossy, luster, glaze, polish, charm, colorful, captivating
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2207 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 艶 【エン】 charming, fascinating, voluptuous
  • 演歌 【エンカ】 enka, traditional-style Japanese popular ballad, troubadour
  • 妖艶 【ヨウエン】 fascinating, voluptuous, bewitching, captivating
  • 凄艶 【セイエン】 weirdly beautiful

Kun reading compounds

  • 艶 【つや】 gloss, luster, lustre, shine, sheen, polish, mellowness (of a voice), youthfulness (e.g. of skin), interest, appeal, charm, color, colour, feeling, romance, love, sexiness
  • 艶やか 【つややか】 glossy (e.g. hair), sleek, shiny, lustrous
  • 艶々 【つやつや】 glossy, bright, slick
  • 艶かしい 【なまめかしい】 charming, captivating, bewitching, seductive, coquettish
  • 艶やか 【あでやか】 glamorous, charming, beguiling, bewitching, beautiful, fascinatingly elegant
  • 艶めく 【つやめく】 (for an object) to be shiny, to be glossy, (for a woman) to be alluring, to look sexy
  • 艶めく 【なまめく】 to brim over with feminine charm, to look captivating (of a woman), to be sexy, to be seductive, to be enticing, to look young and fresh, to be elegant, to look refined, to have a calm and composed appearance

Readings

Japanese names:
もろ、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yan4
Korean:
yeom

Spanish

  • encantador
  • cautivador
  • lustroso
  • vidriado
  • pulido

Portuguese

French

  • luisant
  • brillant
  • lustré
  • charmant
  • poli
  • verni
  • coloré
  • captivant
3890 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1914 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2833 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2209 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
990 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2403 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1683 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1771 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30632 Morohashi
1908 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4957 New Nelson (John Haig)
1755 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1892 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3d16.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-13-6 SKIP code
5711.7 Four corner code
1-17-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8276 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sheep 羊 (⺶)
Parts:
beauty, beautiful
Kun:
うつく.しい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
462 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 美 【ビ】 beauty
  • 美術館 【ビジュツカン】 art museum, art gallery
  • 賛美 【サンビ】 praise, glorification, extolment
  • 華美 【カビ】 splendor, splendour, gorgeousness, pomp, magnificence, showiness, gaudiness, extravagance, luxury
  • 御 【ミ】 august, beautiful
  • 見事 【ミゴト】 splendid, magnificent, excellent, fine, superb, beautiful, admirable, utter (esp. defeat), total, complete, something worth seeing, sight, spectacle

Kun reading compounds

  • 美しい 【うつくしい】 beautiful, pretty, lovely, sweet, pure (heart, friendship, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
はる、 よし、 よしみ、 り
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mei3
Korean:
mi

Spanish

  • belleza
  • bello

Portuguese

  • beleza
  • bela

French

  • beauté
  • beau, belle
308 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
398 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
376 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
289 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3658 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
268 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
833 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
923 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
401 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
405 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
673 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1566 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2817 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1451 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1955 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
554 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28435 Morohashi
2264 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4660 New Nelson (John Haig)
548 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
587 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
339 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
343 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
963 2001 Kanji
2o7.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4-9-4 SKIP code
2-6-3 SKIP code
8043.1 Four corner code
1-40-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7f8e Unicode hex code