Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
stalk, stem
Kun:
くき
On:
ケイキョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2013 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 茎頂 【ケイチョウ】 tip of a stem (of a plant)
  • 茎葉 【ケイヨウ】 stems and leaves
  • 塊茎 【カイケイ】 tuber
  • 包茎 【ホウケイ】 phimosis
  • 包茎 【ホウケイ】 phimosis
  • 陰茎 【インケイ】 penis

Kun reading compounds

  • 茎 【くき】 stalk, stem
  • 茎茶 【くきちゃ】 twig tea, stem tea, kukicha, tea made from twigs pruned from the tea plant during its dormant season
  • 水茎 【みずぐき】 writing brush, writing, handwriting
  • 一茎 【ひとくき】 one stem

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jing1
Korean:
gyeong

Spanish

  • tallo
  • caña
  • raíz

Portuguese

  • caule
  • talo

French

  • tige
  • queue
1194 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1995 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3912 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1291 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1700 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
684 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1474 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1571 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1836 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
647 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2788 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1432 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1931 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
722 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30861PX Morohashi
2242 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4991 New Nelson (John Haig)
715 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
772 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1214 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1972 2001 Kanji
3k5.23 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
4410.4 Four corner code
1-23-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
830e Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 large, big, great, huge, vast, major, important, serious, severe, great, prominent, eminent, distinguished, -sized, as big as, the size of, university, large (e.g. serving size), large option, long month (i.e. having 31 days)
  • 大英博物館 【ダイエイハクブツカン】 British Museum
  • 国大 【コクダイ】 national university
  • 電通大 【デンツウダイ】 University of Electro-Communications
  • 大 【タイ】 nth year in the Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
  • 大尉 【タイイ】 captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF), lieutenant (Navy), flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor, headman

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud, extensive, spacious, important, decisive, valuable, older, grown up

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
1-34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
name, noted, distinguished, reputation
Kun:
-な
On:
メイミョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
177 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 名 【メイ】 counter for people (usu. seating, reservations and such), first name, famous, great, name, noun
  • 名画 【メイガ】 famous picture, masterpiece (painting), film classic
  • 同名 【ドウメイ】 same name, homonym
  • 芸名 【ゲイメイ】 stage name
  • 名目 【メイモク】 name, title, appellation, (something) nominal, (under the) pretext (of), pretense
  • 苗字 【ミョウジ】 surname, family name, last name
  • 仮名 【カメイ】 alias, pseudonym, pen name, nom de plume
  • 同名 【ドウメイ】 same name, homonym

Kun reading compounds

  • 名 【な】 name, given name, title, fame, renown, reputation, pretext, pretense, justification, appearance
  • 名残 【なごり】 remains, traces, vestiges, relics, (the sorrow of) parting, end
  • 仮名 【かめい】 alias, pseudonym, pen name, nom de plume
  • 片仮名 【かたかな】 katakana, angular Japanese syllabary used primarily for loanwords

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • nombre
  • célebre
  • distinguido
  • reputación

Portuguese

  • nome
  • fama
  • distinção
  • reputação

French

  • nom
  • célèbre
  • fameux
  • réputation
140 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
55 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
71 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
116 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1170 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
131 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
34 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
346 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
82 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
82 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
82 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
285 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2693 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1371 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
113 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3297 Morohashi
2169 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
716 New Nelson (John Haig)
112 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
117 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
140 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
53 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2577 2001 Kanji
3d3.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
4-6-1 SKIP code
3-3-3 SKIP code
2760.0 Four corner code
1-44-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
540d Unicode hex code

12 strokes (also 11)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
play
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
941 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遊撃 【ユウゲキ】 raid, military attack by a mobile unit, hit-and-run attack, search-and-kill mission, search-and-destroy mission, military action without a predetermined target, attacking the enemy or assisting allies as the opportunity arises, shortstop, short
  • 遊園地 【ユウエンチ】 amusement park
  • 浮遊 【フユウ】 floating, drifting, suspension, wandering (about)
  • 外遊 【ガイユウ】 foreign travel
  • 遊撃 【ユウゲキ】 raid, military attack by a mobile unit, hit-and-run attack, search-and-kill mission, search-and-destroy mission, military action without a predetermined target, attacking the enemy or assisting allies as the opportunity arises, shortstop, short
  • 遊園地 【ユウエンチ】 amusement park

Kun reading compounds

  • 遊ぶ 【あそぶ】 to play (games, sports), to enjoy oneself, to have a good time, to mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.), to be idle, to do nothing, to be unused, to meet up (with friends), to hang out, to give oneself up (to gambling, drinking, etc.), to go to (for pleasure or for study), to tease (somebody), to play (with), to intentionally throw a ball to lower the batter's concentration
  • 遊糸 【ゆうし】 gossamer, heat haze, shimmer of hot air
  • 遊ばす 【あそばす】 to let (someone) play, to keep (someone) amused, to entertain, to leave idle, to not make use of, to let go to waste, to do, to do

Readings

Japanese names:
あす、 う
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
you2
Korean:
yu

Spanish

  • jugar
  • viajar
  • moverse libremente

Portuguese

  • Jogo
  • jogar

French

  • jouer
326 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
424 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
402 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
728 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4726 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
587 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
962 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1809 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1003 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1040 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
196 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
712 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3896 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2008 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2709 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1056 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38994P Morohashi
3142 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6093 New Nelson (John Haig)
1047 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1126 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
411 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
447 2001 Kanji
2q8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-9 SKIP code
3-3-8 SKIP code
3-2-8 SKIP code
3830.4 Four corner code
1-45-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
904a Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
compilation, knit, plait, braid, twist, editing, completed poem, part of a book
Kun:
あ.む-あ.み
On:
ヘン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
591 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 編 【ヘン】 compilation (of a text), editing, volume (of a text), completed literary work
  • 編者 【ヘンシャ】 editor, compiler
  • 再編 【サイヘン】 reorganization, reorganisation, reshuffle
  • 改編 【カイヘン】 reorganization, reorganisation

Kun reading compounds

  • 編む 【あむ】 to knit, to plait, to braid, to compile (anthology, dictionary, etc.), to edit

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bian1
Korean:
pyeon, byeon

Spanish

  • ensamblar
  • tejer
  • editar
  • compilar

Portuguese

  • acumulo
  • tricotar
  • trançar
  • trança
  • torcer
  • editar
  • poema completo
  • divisão de um livro

French

  • compilation
  • tricoter
  • natte
  • tresse
  • éditer
  • poème complet
  • partie d'un livre
714 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
806 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
785 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
495 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3583 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
473 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
827 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
682 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
695 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
883 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1553 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1755 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
941 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1270 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1842 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27665X Morohashi
1387 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4552 New Nelson (John Haig)
1825 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1966 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
811 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2753 2001 Kanji
6a9.13 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2392.7 Four corner code
1-42-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7de8 Unicode hex code