Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece
Kun:
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
414 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 葉 【ヨウ】 counter for leaves, pieces of paper, etc., counter for boats
  • 葉胃 【ヨウイ】 omasum, psalterium, third compartment of the stomach in ruminants
  • 枝葉 【シヨウ】 branches and leaves, foliage, unimportant details, nonessentials, side issue, digression
  • 中葉 【チュウヨウ】 about the middle (of an era), middle lobe (right lung), median lobe (prostate)

Kun reading compounds

  • 葉 【は】 leaf, blade (of grass), (pine) needle
  • 葉書 【はがき】 postcard, memo, note, card
  • 枝葉 【しよう】 branches and leaves, foliage, unimportant details, nonessentials, side issue, digression
  • 一葉 【いちよう】 one leaf, one page, one sheet, one card, one photo, one boat

Readings

Japanese names:
よ、 わ
Chinese:
xie2, ye4, she4
Korean:
yeob, seob

Spanish

  • hoja
  • contador de cosas planas
  • follaje

Portuguese

  • folha
  • avião
  • ponta
  • agulha
  • lâmina
  • lança
  • sufixo p/ contagem de coisas chatas

French

  • feuille
  • lobe
  • aiguille
  • brin (herbe)
  • fragment
  • compteur d'objets plats
327 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
428 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
405 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
405 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4001 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
179 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
870 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1991 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
253 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
253 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
569 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
663 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2912 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1497 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2024 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
233 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31387P Morohashi
2321 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5129 New Nelson (John Haig)
228 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
243 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
275 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
412 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k9.21 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-9 SKIP code
2-3-8 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
45-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8449 Unicode hex code

19 strokes
Radical:
bird
Parts:
Variants:
chicken
Kun:
にわとりとり
On:
ケイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1901 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 鶏肉 【トリニク】 chicken meat, fowl, poultry, bird meat
  • 鶏卵 【ケイラン】 hen's egg
  • 養鶏 【ヨウケイ】 poultry raising, poultry farming, chicken farming
  • 成鶏 【セイケイ】 adult chicken, mature fowl

Kun reading compounds

  • 鶏 【にわとり】 chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), domestic chicken, chicken meat
  • 鶏小屋 【にわとりごや】 henhouse, chicken coop
  • 鳥 【とり】 bird, bird meat (esp. chicken meat), fowl, poultry
  • 鶏 【にわとり】 chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), domestic chicken, chicken meat
  • 花鶏 【あとり】 brambling (bird) (Fringilla montifringilla)
  • 頭青花鶏 【ずあおあとり】 chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Readings

Chinese:
ji1
Korean:
gye

Spanish

  • pollo
  • gallo
  • ave de corral

Portuguese

  • Frango
  • galinha

French

  • poule
1206 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1669 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5359 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1548 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1922 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2821 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
926 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
949 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1863 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1936 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2221 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1158 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1577 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1966 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
47074P Morohashi
1768 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6980 New Nelson (John Haig)
1947 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2097 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1928 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2050 2001 Kanji
11b8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-11 SKIP code
2752.7 Four corner code
23-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9d8f Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
head, counter for large animals
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
433 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, top of the head
  • 教頭 【キョウトウ】 deputy head teacher, vice principal
  • 会頭 【カイトウ】 society president
  • 頭 【コウベ】 head
  • 頭打ち 【アタマウチ】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 竜頭 【リュウズ】 crown (of a watch), stem, cannon (of a bell)
  • 飛竜頭 【ヒリョウズ】 filhos (traditional Portuguese dessert), deep-fried tofu mixed with thinly sliced vegetables
  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, top of the head
  • 鳥兜 【トリカブト】 aconite (esp. species Aconitum japonicum), wolfsbane, monkshood, traditional bugaku hat

Kun reading compounds

  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭打ち 【あたまうち】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 石頭 【いしあたま】 obstinate person, stubbornness, pigheadedness, hard head (like a rock)
  • ごま塩頭 【ごましおあたま】 salt and pepper hair, dark hair streaked with gray
  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭文字 【かしらもじ】 first letter of a word, capital letter (at the start of a word or sentence), initials (of one's name)
  • 鯛の尾より鰯の頭 【たいのおよりいわしのかしら】 better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
  • め組の頭 【めぐみのかしら】 fire brigade chief (in Edo), chief fireman
  • 頭 【こうべ】 head
  • 頭を振る 【かぶりをふる】 to shake one's head (in denial)

Readings

Japanese names:
かみ、 がみ、 ちゃん、 つむり、 づ
Chinese:
tou2, tou5
Korean:
du

Spanish

  • cabeza
  • principio
  • delantera

Portuguese

  • cabeça
  • sufixo para contagem de animais grandes

French

  • tête
  • compteur de gros animaux
294 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
186 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
386 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4469 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
519 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
275 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2504 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
276 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
276 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
166 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1889 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2019 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1073 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1453 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43490 Morohashi
1604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6639 New Nelson (John Haig)
1441 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1549 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
234 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
238 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3061 2001 Kanji
9a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
1118.6 Four corner code
38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code