Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
laid waste, rough, rude, wild
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1099 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 荒廃 【コウハイ】 ruin, destruction, devastation, waste, decay
  • 荒野 【コウヤ】 wasteland, wilderness, deserted land, prairie, vast plain, wilds, desert, wild land
  • 破天荒 【ハテンコウ】 unheard-of, unprecedented
  • 救荒 【キュウコウ】 famine relief

Kun reading compounds

  • 荒らす 【あらす】 to lay waste, to devastate, to damage, to invade, to break into, to troll (e.g. web forums), to spam
  • 粗筋 【あらすじ】 outline, summary, argument
  • 荒れる 【あれる】 to become stormy, to become rough (of the sea), to fall into ruin, to become neglected, to become dilapidated, to become rough (of skin), to get chapped, to become unruly, to become violent, to go wild, to get out of control, to become unsettled (e.g. of one's life), to become disordered
  • 荒い 【あらい】 rough, wild, violent, rude, coarse, harsh, fierce, heavy (e.g. breathing), immoderate, extravagant, reckless
  • 荒石 【あらいし】 unprocessed stone, rubble
  • 荒ぶ 【すさぶ】 to grow wild, to run to waste, to become degenerate, to become rough (of art, craft, etc.), to lose refinement, to deteriorate (of skill), to intensify (of wind, rain, etc.), to become more severe, to do as one pleases, to amuse oneself, to play around
  • 荒む 【すさむ】 to grow wild, to run to waste, to become degenerate, to become rough (of art, craft, etc.), to lose refinement, to deteriorate (of skill), to intensify (of wind, rain, etc.), to become more severe
  • 荒らし 【あらし】 (Internet) troll, disturber, raising havoc, laying waste, trolling, vandalism, robbery, holdup, robber, thief
  • 荒らし回る 【あらしまわる】 to break into (houses here and there), to rampage
  • 山荒 【やまあらし】 porcupine (any mammal of suborder Hystricomorpha)

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
huang1
Korean:
hwang

Spanish

  • áspero
  • tosco
  • rudo
  • salvaje
  • violento
  • desolarse
  • enfurecerse

Portuguese

  • Abandonado no mato
  • selvagem
  • rude

French

  • brutalité
  • dévaster
  • rude
  • sauvage
1253 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
901 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3941 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1028 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
866 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
935 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1377 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1464 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1666 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
651 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2810 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1447 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1950 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
499 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30953P Morohashi
2260 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5034 New Nelson (John Haig)
488 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
527 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1291 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1957 2001 Kanji
3k6.18 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4421.1 Four corner code
1-25-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8352 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
conceal, hide, cover
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1089 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 陰謀 【インボウ】 plot, intrigue, scheme, conspiracy, agreement between two or more people to commit an unlawful act
  • 隠居 【インキョ】 retirement (from work), leading a quiet life (after retirement), retired person, retiree, surrendering headship of the family (pre-WWII)
  • 退隠 【タイイン】 retirement (from an official position)
  • 大隠 【タイイン】 enlightened hermit
  • 隠密 【オンミツ】 secret, clandestine, covert, spy (for a daimyo, shogun, etc.), secret agent
  • 隠形 【オンギョウ】 invisibility (through magic)

Kun reading compounds

  • 隠す 【かくす】 to hide, to conceal
  • 隠し 【かくし】 hiding, concealing, being hidden, being concealed, pocket
  • 隠し事 【かくしごと】 secret, secrecy
  • 釘隠 【くぎかくし】 nail hider, nailhead cover, decorative object which conceals the head of a nail
  • 雉隠 【きじかくし】 Asparagus schoberioides
  • 隠れる 【かくれる】 to hide, to be hidden, to conceal oneself, to disappear

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 がくし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yin3
Korean:
eun

Spanish

  • ocultar
  • esconder
  • cubrir
  • esconderse
  • estar escondido

Portuguese

  • esconder
  • esconderijo
  • capa

French

  • dissimuler
  • cacher
  • couvrir
1014 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1511 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5020 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1374 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1881 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2074 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
868 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
887 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1235 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
749 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
873 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
502 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
645 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1322 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41836P Morohashi
713 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6480 New Nelson (John Haig)
1313 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1410 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1740 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3658 2001 Kanji
2d11.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
7223.7 Four corner code
1-17-3 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96a0 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
beginning, former time, origin
Kun:
もと
On:
ゲンガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
192 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 元 【ゲン】 unknown (e.g. in an equation), element (of a set), yuan (monetary unit of China), New Taiwan dollar, Yuan dynasty (of China; 1271-1368), Yüan dynasty, Mongol dynasty
  • 元気 【ゲンキ】 lively, full of spirit, energetic, vigorous, vital, spirited, healthy, well, fit, in good health
  • 還元 【カンゲン】 restoration, return, reduction, resolution, deoxidization, deoxidation
  • 復元 【フクゲン】 restoration (to original state or location), reconstruction, reversion
  • 元来 【ガンライ】 originally, essentially, naturally, by nature, really, actually, in the first place, to begin with
  • 元日 【ガンジツ】 New Year's Day

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, base, mix, stock, (someone's) side, (someone's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元 【もと】 former, ex-, past, one-time, earlier times, the past, previous state, formerly, previously, originally, before
  • 家元 【いえもと】 head of a school (of music, dance), head family of a school
  • 胸元 【むなもと】 breast, chest, pit of the stomach, solar plexus, epigastrium

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 はじめ、 はる、 ゆき、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • principio
  • origen
  • jefe

Portuguese

  • começo
  • tempo anterior
  • origem

French

  • commencement
  • origine
  • ancien temps
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
117 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
106 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
328 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
275 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
106 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
121 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
60 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
137 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
141 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2428 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1226 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
59 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1340 Morohashi
1929 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
343 New Nelson (John Haig)
59 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
63 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
408 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
89 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
0a4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
1021.1 Four corner code
1-24-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5143 Unicode hex code