Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
Kun:
くさくさ--ぐさ
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N3
967 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 草 【ソウ】 draft, rough copy, cursive script, "grass" kanji
  • 草案 【ソウアン】 draft (for a speech, bill, etc.)
  • 除草 【ジョソウ】 weeding
  • 起草 【キソウ】 drafting (e.g. a bill), drawing up

Kun reading compounds

  • 草 【くさ】 grass, weed, herb, thatch, ninja, not genuine, substandard, laughter, LOL
  • 草刈り 【くさかり】 mowing, mower
  • 水草 【すいそう】 water plant
  • 若草 【わかくさ】 green grass, young (fresh) grass

Readings

Japanese names:
そ、 や
Chinese:
cao3
Korean:
cho

Spanish

  • hierba
  • planta

Portuguese

  • grama
  • erva daninha
  • ervas
  • pasto
  • escrever
  • esboçar

French

  • herbe
  • mauvaise herbe
  • plantes
  • pâturage
  • écrire
  • ébauche
106 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
57 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
162 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
705 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3939 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
118 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
865 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
934 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
249 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
249 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
567 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
652 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2813 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1953 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
229 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30945P Morohashi
2263 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5032 New Nelson (John Haig)
224 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
238 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
77 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k6.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4440.6 Four corner code
33-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8349 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
root, radical, head (pimple)
Kun:
-ね
On:
コン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
620 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 根 【コン】 stick-to-itiveness, perseverance, persistence, radical (esp. one that tends to ionize easily), root, indriya (faculty of the body having a specific function, i.e. the sensory organs)
  • 根幹 【コンカン】 foundation, root, basis, core, fundamentals, root and trunk
  • 事実無根 【ジジツムコン】 groundless, entirely contrary to fact
  • 球根 【キュウコン】 (plant) bulb

Kun reading compounds

  • 根 【ね】 root (of a plant), root (of a tooth, hair, etc.), center (of a pimple, etc.), root (of all evil, etc.), source, origin, cause, basis, one's true nature, (fishing) reef
  • 根ざす 【ねざす】 to come from, to have roots in
  • 島根 【しまね】 island country
  • 尾根 【おね】 (mountain) ridge

Readings

Chinese:
gen1
Korean:
geun

Spanish

  • raíz matemática
  • perseverancia
  • raíz

Portuguese

  • raiz
  • radical
  • verruga

French

  • racine
  • radical
  • point noir (acné)
216 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
298 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
282 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
535 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2261 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
425 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
632 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1372 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
314 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
314 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
974 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1092 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1167 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
631 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
841 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1473 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14745 Morohashi
930 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2670 New Nelson (John Haig)
1461 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1571 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
390 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
355 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1865 2001 Kanji
4a6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
4793.2 Four corner code
26-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6839 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
tree, wood
Kun:
こ-
On:
ボクモク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
317 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 木刀 【ボクトウ】 wooden sword
  • 木剣 【ボッケン】 bokken, wooden sword
  • 土木 【ドボク】 engineering works, civil engineering, public works
  • 名木 【メイボク】 old tree of historical interest, excellent wood, precious woods, choice wood
  • 木 【モク】 Thursday, wood (first of the five elements)
  • 木材 【モクザイ】 lumber, timber, wood
  • 水木 【スイモク】 Wednesday and Thursday
  • 火水木 【カスイモク】 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kun reading compounds

  • 木 【き】 tree, shrub, bush, wood, timber
  • 木々 【きぎ】 (many) trees, every tree, all kinds of trees
  • 本木 【もとき】 original stock
  • 青木 【あおき】 Japanese laurel, spotted laurel, Aucuba japonica, live tree

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐ、 も、 もと
Chinese:
mu4
Korean:
mog, mo

Spanish

  • árbol
  • madera

Portuguese

  • árvore
  • madeira

French

  • arbre
  • bois (matière)
15 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
17 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
69 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
148 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2170 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
17 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
60 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
109 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
22 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
22 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
20 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1045 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4261 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2149 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2901 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
199 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14415 Morohashi
3450 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2531 New Nelson (John Haig)
195 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
207 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
255 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
36 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1864 2001 Kanji
4a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
4090.0 Four corner code
44-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6728 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
skin
Parts:
pelt, skin, hide, leather, skin radical (no. 107)
Kun:
かわ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1092 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 皮肉 【ヒニク】 irony, sarcasm, cynicism, satire, unexpected, different from what one expected, not as one had planned, (only) surface, something superficial, skin and bone, body
  • 皮革 【ヒカク】 leather, hide
  • 表皮 【ヒョウヒ】 epithelium, skin, rind
  • 上皮 【ウワカワ】 outer layer (e.g. of skin), cuticle, epidermis, bark, rind, crust, film (on the surface of a liquid), scum, epithelium

Kun reading compounds

  • 皮 【かわ】 skin, hide, pelt, fur, rind, peel, husk, bark, shell, sheath, wrapping, mask (hiding one's true nature), seeming
  • 皮切り 【かわきり】 beginning, start
  • 一皮 【ひとかわ】 unmasking
  • 薄皮 【うすかわ】 thin skin

Readings

Chinese:
pi2
Korean:
pi

Spanish

  • pellejo
  • piel
  • cuero
  • pelaje

Portuguese

  • pelego
  • pele
  • esconder
  • couro

French

  • peau
  • cuir
  • fourrure
  • radical peau (no. 107)
307 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
396 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
374 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
939 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3109 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
863 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
755 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
975 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1008 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1144 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1367 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3771 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1923 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2615 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
810 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22823 Morohashi
3037 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3878 New Nelson (John Haig)
802 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
865 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
258 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1667 2001 Kanji
2h3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-4 SKIP code
4024.7 Four corner code
40-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
76ae Unicode hex code