Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
623 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 苦 【ク】 pain, anguish, suffering, distress, anxiety, worry, trouble, difficulty, hardship, duhkha (suffering)
  • 苦境 【クキョウ】 difficult situation, adverse circumstances, predicament, trouble, dilemma, distress
  • 生活苦 【セイカツク】 life's struggles
  • 病苦 【ビョウク】 pain of sickness

Kun reading compounds

  • 苦しい 【くるしい】 painful, difficult, tough, hard, distressing, (psychologically) difficult, stressful, awkward (e.g. position), straitened (circumstances), tight (financial situation), needy, struggling, strained (interpretation, explanation, etc.), lame (e.g. excuse), forced (e.g. smile), far-fetched, hard to do, unpleasant
  • 苦しい言い訳 【くるしいいいわけ】 lame excuse, poor excuse
  • 苦しむ 【くるしむ】 to suffer, to groan, to be worried
  • 苦しめる 【くるしめる】 to torment, to pain, to inflict (physical) pain, to hurt, to harass, to cause (emotional) pain, to afflict, to distress, to bother, to trouble, to stump, to baffle
  • 苦い 【にがい】 bitter
  • 苦い薬 【にがいくすり】 bitter medicine
  • 苦る 【にがる】 to feel bitter, to scowl

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ku3
Korean:
go

Spanish

  • sufrimiento
  • pena
  • doloroso
  • penoso
  • trabajoso
  • amargo

Portuguese

  • sofrimento
  • experiência
  • preocupar
  • dificuldade
  • sentir- se amargo
  • tristeza

French

  • souffrir
  • peine
  • affliction
  • souci
  • amer
  • renfrogné
197 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
283 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
264 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
597 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3928 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
264 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
864 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
687 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
545 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
554 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
342 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
646 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2789 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1433 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1932 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
230 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30797P Morohashi
2243 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5009 New Nelson (John Haig)
225 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
239 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
344 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
295 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1977 2001 Kanji
3k5.24 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
4460.4 Four corner code
1-22-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82e6 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
Variants:
Buddha, the dead, France
Kun:
ほとけ
On:
ブツフツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
819 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 仏 【ブツ】 Buddha, Buddhism
  • 仏像 【ブツゾウ】 statue of Buddha, image of Buddha, Buddhist statue, Buddhist image
  • 石仏 【セキブツ】 stone Buddhist image, unemotional person, taciturn person
  • 成仏 【ジョウブツ】 attaining Buddhahood, becoming a Buddha, entering Nirvana, going to heaven, resting in peace, dying (peacefully)
  • 仏 【フツ】 France, French (language)
  • 仏語 【フツゴ】 French (language)
  • 渡仏 【トフツ】 going to France
  • 滞仏 【タイフツ】 staying in France

Kun reading compounds

  • 仏 【ほとけ】 Buddha, Shakyamuni, Buddhist image, figure of Buddha, the dead, dead person, departed soul, merciful person
  • 仏顔 【ほとけがお】 gentle face
  • 神仏 【しんぶつ】 gods and Buddha, Shinto and Buddhism
  • 吾が仏 【あがほとけ】 my dear, my Buddha

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fo2, fu2
Korean:
bul

Spanish

  • Buda
  • Francia
  • muerto
  • difunto

Portuguese

  • Buddha
  • o morto
  • França

French

  • Bouddha
  • France
  • défunt
711 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
805 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
784 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
678 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
351 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
249 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
300 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
128 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
583 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
592 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
416 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
57 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
20 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
10 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
10 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
973 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
364 Morohashi
19 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
111 New Nelson (John Haig)
964 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1037 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
644 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2171 2001 Kanji
2a2.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-2 SKIP code
2223.0 Four corner code
1-42-09 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4ecf Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
rap 攴 (攵)
Parts:
teach, faith, doctrine
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
166 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 教育委員会 【キョウイクイインカイ】 Board of Education
  • 教育 【キョウイク】 education, schooling, training, instruction, teaching, upbringing, culture, cultivation, education
  • 政教 【セイキョウ】 religion and politics, church and state
  • 正教 【セイキョウ】 orthodoxy, (Greek) orthodox church

Kun reading compounds

  • 教える 【おしえる】 to teach, to instruct, to tell, to inform, to show, to preach
  • 教わる 【おそわる】 to be taught, to learn, to take lessons in

Readings

Japanese names:
のり、 ひさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiao4, jiao1
Korean:
gyo

Spanish

  • educación
  • enseñanza
  • enseñar
  • instruir
  • ser enseñado

Portuguese

  • ensinar
  • doutrina

French

  • enseigner
  • foi
  • doctrine
191 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
112 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
101 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
97 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2052 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
247 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
179 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1408 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
245 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
214 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
940 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1887 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1002 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1356 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1262 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13213 Morohashi
1493 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2345 New Nelson (John Haig)
1254 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1343 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
58 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
202 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1466 2001 Kanji
4i6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
1-6-4 SKIP code
4844.0 Four corner code
1-22-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6559 Unicode hex code