Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
vegetable, side dish, greens
Kun:
On:
サイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1327 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 菜 【サイ】 side dish
  • 菜園 【サイエン】 vegetable garden
  • 山菜 【サンサイ】 edible wild plants
  • 前菜 【ゼンサイ】 hors d'oeuvre, appetizer, appetiser, starter

Kun reading compounds

  • 菜 【な】 greens, vegetables, rape (Brassica napus), rapeseed
  • 菜種 【なたね】 rapeseed, coleseed
  • 若菜 【わかな】 young greens, young herbs
  • うまい菜 【うまいな】 Swiss chard

Readings

Japanese names:
よう
Chinese:
cai4
Korean:
chae

Spanish

  • verduras
  • entremeses
  • vegetales

Portuguese

  • legume
  • salada
  • verduras

French

  • légume
  • accompagnement (du riz)
401 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
509 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
483 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1108 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3982 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
870 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
246 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1447 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
931 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
958 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
774 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
660 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2880 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1486 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2004 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
742 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31184P Morohashi
2305 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5097 New Nelson (John Haig)
734 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
793 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
566 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k8.25 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-8 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
26-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
83dc Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
flower
Kun:
はな
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
578 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 花形 【ハナガタ】 floral pattern, flourish, ornament, star (actor, player, etc.)
  • 花園 【ハナゾノ】 flower garden
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering, floral tribute, laying flowers
  • 紅花 【ベニバナ】 safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), dyer's safflower
  • 花かご 【ハナカゴ】 flower basket, flower basket (or plate) used for flower-scattering rituals
  • 花瓶 【ケビョウ】 vase used to hold flower offerings (often made of gilded copper)
  • 天花 【テンゲ】 flowers that bloom in the heavens, paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image

Kun reading compounds

  • 花 【はな】 flower, blossom, bloom, petal, cherry blossom, beauty, blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), ikebana, hanafuda, (the) best, glorious, lovely
  • 花形 【はながた】 floral pattern, flourish, ornament, star (actor, player, etc.)
  • 菜の花 【なのはな】 rape blossoms, rapeseed flowers
  • 紅花 【べにばな】 safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), dyer's safflower

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
hua1
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • flor

Portuguese

  • flor

French

  • fleur
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
70 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
9 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
551 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3909 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
328 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
81 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
481 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
255 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
255 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
314 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
641 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2740 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1405 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1894 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1018 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30734P Morohashi
2211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4980 New Nelson (John Haig)
1009 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1084 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
69 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1956 2001 Kanji
3k4.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4421.4 Four corner code
18-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82b1 Unicode hex code