Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
tea
On:
チャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1116 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 茶 【チャ】 tea, tea plant (Camellia sinensis), tea preparation, making tea, brown, mockery
  • 茶色 【チャイロ】 light brown, tawny
  • 煎茶 【センチャ】 green tea, green leaf tea, non-powdered tea (as opposed to matcha), medium-grade green tea
  • 抹茶 【マッチャ】 matcha, powdered green tea
  • 茶道 【サドウ】 tea ceremony, Way of Tea
  • 茶店 【サテン】 tea house
  • 喫茶 【キッサ】 tea drinking, teahouse, tearoom, coffee lounge, coffee shop, (rather formal) cafe
  • 歌声喫茶 【ウタゴエキッサ】 utagoe coffeehouse, sing-along tearoom, coffee shop in which customers can sing in chorus accompanied by a band

Readings

Japanese names:
ちや
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cha2
Korean:
da, cha

Spanish

  • hoja de té

Portuguese

  • chá

French

  • thé
275 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
187 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
171 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
805 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3940 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
392 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
245 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
931 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
251 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
251 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
145 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
654 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2808 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1446 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1948 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
258 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30915P Morohashi
2259 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5033 New Nelson (John Haig)
252 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
267 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
183 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k6.19 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
1-35-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8336 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
colour, prettiness
Parts:
color
Kun:
いろ
On:
ショクシキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
621 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 色 【ショク】 counter for colours
  • 紫色 【ムラサキイロ】 purple, violet
  • 彩色 【サイシキ】 colouring, coloring, colouration, coloration, painting
  • 色 【シキ】 rupa (form), visible objects (i.e. color and form)
  • 色彩 【シキサイ】 colour, color, hue, tints
  • 彩色 【サイシキ】 colouring, coloring, colouration, coloration, painting
  • 極彩色 【ゴクサイシキ】 richly colored, richly coloured

Kun reading compounds

  • 色 【いろ】 colour, color, hue, tint, tinge, shade, complexion, skin colour, skin color, look (on one's face), expression, appearance, air, feeling, personality, character, tone (of one's voice, etc.), tune, sound, ring, love, lust, sensuality, love affair, lover, paramour, beauty, sexiness, physical appeal, kind, type, variety
  • 色合い 【いろあい】 colouring, coloring, shade (of colour), hue, tone, tinge, tint, flavour, nuance, feel, sense, look
  • 紫色 【むらさきいろ】 purple, violet
  • 橙色 【だいだいいろ】 orange (color, colour)

Readings

Japanese names:
しか、 しこ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
se4, shai3
Korean:
saeg

Spanish

  • color
  • aspecto

Portuguese

  • cor

French

  • couleur
94 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
162 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
145 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
326 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3889 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
241 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
243 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
345 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
204 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
204 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
316 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1599 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2522 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1280 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1748 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1769 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30602 Morohashi
2029 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4956 New Nelson (John Haig)
1753 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1890 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
405 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
127 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2556 2001 Kanji
2n4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
2771.7 Four corner code
1-31-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8272 Unicode hex code

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  • 蛹化 【ヨウカ】 pupation
  • 蛹虫 【ヨウチュウ】 pupa, chrysalis

Kun reading compounds

  • 蛹 【さなぎ】 chrysalis, pupa

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yong3
Korean:
yong

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4148 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33076 Morohashi
5326 New Nelson (John Haig)
6d7.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-7 SKIP code
5712.7 Four corner code
1-73-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
86f9 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
Variants:
shellfish
Kun:
かい
On:
バイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N2
1787 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 貝 【バイ】 Japanese babylon (species of shelled mollusk, Babylonia japonica), Japanese ivory shell, spinning top (traditionally made from a Japanese babylon shell)
  • 貝貨 【バイカ】 shell money
  • 越虫貝 【エッチュウバイ】 finely-striate buccinum (species of whelk, Buccinum striatissimum)
  • 蝦夷貝 【エゾバイ】 Middendorf's whelk (Buccinum middendorffi)

Kun reading compounds

  • 貝 【かい】 shellfish, seashell, shell
  • 貝殻 【かいがら】 seashell, shell
  • 魚介 【ぎょかい】 marine products, seafood, fish and shellfish
  • パウア貝 【パウアかい】 paua (edible New Zealand abalone; species Haliotis iris, H. australis, H. virginea)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bei4
Korean:
pae

Spanish

  • concha

Portuguese

  • Marisco
  • conchas

French

  • coquillage
169 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
49 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
90 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1590 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4486 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
44 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
917 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
498 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
240 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
240 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
719 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1720 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3150 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1614 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2200 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
54 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36656 Morohashi
2543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5766 New Nelson (John Haig)
54 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
56 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
70 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3961 2001 Kanji
7b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
6080.0 Four corner code
1-19-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8c9d Unicode hex code