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, highly cursive style (of writing Chinese characters), grass style
  • 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, LOL, haha
  • 草刈り 【くさかり】 mowing, mower
  • 水草 【みずくさ】 water plant, aquatic plant, waterweed, hydrophyte
  • 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

9 strokes
Radical:
eat, food 食 (飠)
Parts:
eat, food
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
328 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 食 【ショク】 food, foodstuff, eating, appetite, meal
  • 食 【ショク】 eclipse (solar, lunar, etc.)
  • 飽食 【ホウショク】 gluttony, satiation, engorgement
  • 会食 【カイショク】 dining together, mess
  • 食堂 【ジキドウ】 dining hall (at a temple)
  • 食封 【ジキフ】 stipend given to a designated person, such as a noble, and which was paid by a designated household (ritsuryo system)
  • 断食 【ダンジキ】 fasting, fast
  • 斎食 【サイジキ】 morning meal (for priests, monks, etc.), food offering at a Buddhist ceremony

Kun reading compounds

  • 食う 【くう】 to eat, to live, to make a living, to survive, to bite, to sting (as insects do), to tease, to torment, to taunt, to make light of, to make fun of, to encroach on, to eat into, to consume, to defeat a superior, to threaten a position, to consume time and-or resources, to receive something (usu. an unfavourable event), to have sexual relations with a woman, esp. for the first time
  • 食うや食わず 【くうやくわず】 (living) from hand to mouth, living on the fringe of subsistance
  • 食らう 【くらう】 to eat, to drink, to wolf, to knock back, to receive (e.g. a blow), to be on the receiving end (of something undesirable), to undergo (trouble)
  • 食べる 【たべる】 to eat, to live on (e.g. a salary), to live off, to subsist on
  • 食む 【はむ】 to eat (fodder, grass, etc.), to receive (a salary), to receive a stipend from one's lord

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐい
Chinese:
shi2, si4
Korean:
sig, sa

Spanish

  • alimento
  • comida
  • eclipse
  • comer

Portuguese

  • comer
  • comida
  • alimento

French

  • manger
  • nourriture
253 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
163 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
146 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
269 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5154 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
283 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
99 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1159 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
322 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
322 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
131 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1900 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2578 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1316 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1787 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1484 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44014 Morohashi
2075 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6674 New Nelson (John Haig)
1472 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1582 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
207 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
180 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2865 2001 Kanji
8b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
8073.2 Four corner code
31-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
98df Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
sex, gender, nature
Kun:
さが
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
104 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 性 【セイ】 nature (of a person), sex, gender, -ty, -ity, -ness, -cy
  • 性格 【セイカク】 character (of a person), personality, disposition, nature, characteristics, nature (of a thing, event, etc.)
  • 耐性 【タイセイ】 resistance (e.g. to antibiotics), tolerance (e.g. drug tolerance)
  • 社会性 【シャカイセイ】 sociality
  • 性 【ショウ】 nature (of a person or thing), that which does not change according to external influences
  • 性根 【ショウネ】 nature, character, disposition
  • 冷え性 【ヒエショウ】 sensitivity to cold
  • 凝り性 【コリショウ】 fastidiousness, enthusiasm for one thing, meticulousness, monomania, obsession, susceptibility for a stiffening of the shoulders

Kun reading compounds

  • 性 【さが】 one's nature, one's destiny, custom, tradition, habit, convention

Readings

Chinese:
xing4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • sexo
  • género
  • naturaleza
  • temperamento

Portuguese

  • sexo
  • gênero
  • natureza

French

  • sexe
  • genre
  • nature
  • propriétés
645 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
745 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
723 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
199 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1666 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
280 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
564 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
98 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
98 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
421 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
811 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
357 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
266 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1572 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10478 Morohashi
299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1822 New Nelson (John Haig)
1558 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1679 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
119 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
690 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1172 2001 Kanji
4k5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-1-7 SKIP code
9501.0 Four corner code
32-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6027 Unicode hex code