Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
seedling, sapling, shoot
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1713 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 苗 【ミャオ】 Miao (people), Hmong
  • 苗裔 【ビョウエイ】 descendant
  • 種苗 【シュビョウ】 seeds and seedlings, eggs and hatchlings, (fish) eggs and fry
  • 育苗 【イクビョウ】 raising seedlings
  • 苗字 【ミョウジ】 surname, family name
  • 苗字帯刀 【ミョウジタイトウ】 the right to bear a surname and to wear a sword (during the Edo period)
  • 豆苗 【トウミョウ】 pea sprouts

Kun reading compounds

  • 苗 【なえ】 seedling, young plant, rice seedling
  • 苗木 【なえぎ】 seedling, sapling, young tree
  • 早苗 【さなえ】 rice seedling
  • 玉苗 【たまなえ】 rice seedling

Readings

Japanese names:
ねい、 のら、 みう、 みつ
Chinese:
miao2
Korean:
myo

Spanish

  • siembra
  • plantón
  • retoño
  • vástago

Portuguese

  • Muda (planta)
  • broto

French

  • plant
  • jeune arbre
  • bourgeon
1740 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1767 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3923 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1287 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1698 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
685 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1468 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1565 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1837 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
649 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2781 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1426 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1924 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
239 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30781P Morohashi
2237 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5004 New Nelson (John Haig)
234 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
249 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1215 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1976 2001 Kanji
3k5.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
4460.0 Four corner code
1-41-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82d7 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
character, letter, word, section of village
Kun:
あざあざな-な
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
485 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 字 【ジ】 character (esp. kanji), letter, written text, handwriting, penmanship, the ... word (e.g. "the L word" = "love")
  • 字形 【ジケイ】 character style, character form
  • 題字 【ダイジ】 title lettering
  • 英字 【エイジ】 English letter, alphabetic character

Kun reading compounds

  • 字 【あざ】 section of village
  • 字 【あざな】 Chinese courtesy name (name formerly given to adult Chinese men, used in place of their given name in formal situations), nickname, section of a village
  • 大字 【おおあざ】 larger section (of village)
  • 小字 【こあざ】 small administrative unit (of a village)
  • 字 【あざな】 Chinese courtesy name (name formerly given to adult Chinese men, used in place of their given name in formal situations), nickname, section of a village

Readings

Chinese:
zi4
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • carácter
  • letra
  • palabra

Portuguese

  • caracter
  • letra
  • palavra
  • seção de aldeia

French

  • caractère
  • lettre
  • mot
  • hameau
86 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
78 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
28 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
612 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1281 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
121 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
156 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
110 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
110 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
528 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
457 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2696 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
188 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6942 Morohashi
2172 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1285 New Nelson (John Haig)
185 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
197 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
57 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
747 2001 Kanji
3m2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
2-3-2 SKIP code
3040.7 Four corner code
1-27-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b57 Unicode hex code