Jisho

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15 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
storehouse, hide, own, have, possess
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
468 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蔵 【ゾウ】 possession, ownership, Tibet, Tibetan people
  • 蔵書 【ゾウショ】 collection of books, (personal) library
  • 地蔵 【ジゾウ】 Kshitigarbha (bodhisattva who looks over children, travellers and the underworld), Ksitigarbha, Jizō
  • 内蔵 【ナイゾウ】 internal (e.g. disk), built-in, equipped (with)
  • 秘蔵 【ヒゾウ】 treasuring, cherishing, prizing, holding dear

Kun reading compounds

  • 蔵 【くら】 warehouse, storehouse, cellar, magazine, granary, godown, depository, treasury, elevator
  • 蔵元 【くらもと】 brewery (sake, soy), brewer, warehouse overseer
  • 大蔵 【おおくら】 Ministry of Finance
  • お蔵 【おくら】 shelving (a play, movie, etc.), closing down, cancelling, canceling, shelf (i.e. "on the shelf"), rice storehouse of the Edo shogunate

Readings

Japanese names:
くらし、 くらん、 くろう、 さし、 ざ、 ろう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cang2, zang4
Korean:
jang

Spanish

  • almacén
  • depósito
  • bodega
  • esconder
  • guardar

Portuguese

  • armazém
  • esconder
  • possuir
  • ter

French

  • entrepôt
  • salle de stockage
  • cacher
  • avoir
  • posséder
833 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
936 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
923 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
429 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4042 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
779 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
873 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2424 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1286 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1360 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1111 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
667 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2995 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1530 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2088 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
858 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31885P Morohashi
2364 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5182 New Nelson (John Haig)
850 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
913 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
986 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1959 2001 Kanji
3k12.17 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-12 SKIP code
2-3-11 SKIP code
4425.3 Four corner code
1-34-2 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8535 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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 元 【ゲン】 unknown (e.g. in an equation), element (of a set), yuan (monetary unit of China), New Taiwan dollar, Yuan dynasty (China, 1271-1368), Yüan dynasty, Mongol dynasty
  • 原価 【ゲンカ】 cost price
  • 中元 【チュウゲン】 15th day of the 7th lunar month, (last day of) Bon lantern festival, mid-year gift, summer gift, Bon Festival gifts
  • 抗原 【コウゲン】 antigen
  • 元日 【ガンジツ】 New Year's Day
  • 元凶 【ゲンキョウ】 ringleader, main culprit, main cause, source

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody'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