Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
turf, lawn
Kun:
しば
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1052 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 芝 【シバ】 lawn, sod, turf
  • 芝居 【シバイ】 play, drama
  • 霊芝 【レイシ】 bracket fungus (Ganoderma lucidum), reishi mushroom

Kun reading compounds

  • 芝 【しば】 lawn, sod, turf
  • 芝居 【しばい】 play, drama
  • 高麗芝 【こうらいしば】 Korean lawn grass
  • 道芝 【みちしば】 roadside grass, roadside weeds, guidance (sometimes esp. referring to guidance in love), guidepost, guide, Chinese fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)

Readings

Japanese names:
こげ、 しは
Chinese:
zhi1
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • césped
  • hierba

Portuguese

  • gramado
  • relva

French

  • pelouse
  • gazon
1335 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
722 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3893 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
954 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1695 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
289 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
250 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
250 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
568 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
640 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2705 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1380 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1867 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1224 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30699P Morohashi
2180 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4961 New Nelson (John Haig)
1216 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1301 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1089 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1970 2001 Kanji
3k2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
2-3-2 SKIP code
4430.7 Four corner code
28-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
829d Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
life
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
29 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself
  • 生育 【セイイク】 birth and growth, giving birth and raising, development, breeding
  • 回生 【カイセイ】 resurrection, resuscitation, regeneration, university student in ... year
  • 公衆衛生 【コウシュウエイセイ】 sanitation, public health
  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself
  • 生家 【セイカ】 house where one was born, parents' house
  • 転生 【テンセイ】 transmigration of souls, reincarnation
  • 殺生 【セッショウ】 killing, destruction of life, barbarous, callous, brutal, cruel, heartless

Kun reading compounds

  • 生きる 【いきる】 to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to be in effect, to be in use, to function, to come to life, to be enlivened, to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
  • 生きる力 【いきるちから】 zest for living, energy to live
  • 生かす 【いかす】 to make (the best) use of, to put to good use, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.), to capitalise on (experience, etc.), to let live, to keep alive, to revive, to resuscitate, to bring back to life, to restore (a deleted passage; in proofreading)
  • 生ける 【いける】 to arrange (flowers), to plant, living, live
  • 生ける屍 【いけるしかばね】 living corpse
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生む 【うむ】 to give birth, to bear (child), to lay (eggs), to produce, to yield, to give rise to, to deliver
  • 生う 【おう】 to grow, to spring up, to cut (teeth)
  • 生える 【はえる】 to grow, to spring up, to sprout, to cut (teeth)
  • 生やす 【はやす】 to grow, to cultivate, to wear a beard
  • 生 【き】 pure, undiluted, raw, crude
  • 生地 【きじ】 cloth, fabric, material, texture, dough, batter, inherent quality, one's true character, one's true colours, unglazed pottery, skin with no make-up
  • 生 【なま】 raw, uncooked, fresh, natural, as it is, unedited, unprocessed, unprotected (i.e. not wearing a condom), live (i.e. not recorded), inexperienced, unpolished, green, crude, impudence, sauciness, unpasteurized beer, draft beer, draught beer, just a little, somehow, vaguely, partially, somewhat, half-, semi-, irresponsibly, half-baked, cash, tipsiness
  • 生り 【なまり】 boiled and half-dried bonito
  • お生 【おなま】 impudence, sauciness
  • 現生 【げんなま】 real money, cash
  • 生る 【なる】 to bear fruit
  • 生す 【なす】 to have a child
  • 生す 【むす】 to grow (of moss, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あさ、 いき、 いく、 いけ、 うぶ、 うまい、 え、 おい、 ぎゅう、 くるみ、 ごせ、 さ、 じょう、 すぎ、 そ、 そう、 ちる、 なば、 にう、 にゅう、 ふ、 み、 もう、 よい、 りゅう
Chinese:
sheng1
Korean:
saeng

Spanish

  • vida
  • nacimiento
  • vivir
  • existir
  • nacer
  • dar a luz
  • puro
  • crudo

Portuguese

  • vida
  • genuína
  • nascimento

French

  • vie
  • naissance
  • authentique
  • cru
34 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
42 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
29 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2991 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
67 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
71 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
214 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
44 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
44 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
49 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1327 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4309 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2933 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1569 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21670 Morohashi
3497 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3715 New Nelson (John Haig)
1555 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1675 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
9 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
43 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2472 2001 Kanji
0a5.29 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2510.0 Four corner code
32-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
751f Unicode hex code