Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
dilute, thin, weak (tea), pampas grass
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1009 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 薄氷 【ハクヒョウ】 thin ice
  • 薄弱 【ハクジャク】 feebleness, weakness, weak
  • 肉薄 【ニクハク】 closing in on (the enemy, first place, etc.), coming close to, pressing hard, pressing hard (e.g. with a question), taking to task, grilling
  • 精薄 【セイハク】 mental retardation (pejorative), mentally retarded

Kun reading compounds

  • 薄い 【うすい】 thin, pale, light, faint, watery, thin, dilute, weak (taste, etc.), little (affection, etc.) not much (of a presence), slim (probability, etc.), small, sparse, patchy, scattered
  • 薄い板 【うすいいた】 sheet, thin plate
  • 薄める 【うすめる】 to dilute, to water down
  • 薄まる 【うすまる】 to become weak
  • 薄らぐ 【うすらぐ】 to become thin, to fade, to grow pale
  • 薄れる 【うすれる】 to fade, to become dim
  • 薄 【すすき】 Japanese pampas grass (Miscanthus sinensis), maiden silvergrass, zebra grass
  • 花薄 【はなすすき】 Japanese pampas grass in ear

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bo2, bao2, bo4
Korean:
bag

Spanish

  • pálido
  • fino
  • delgado
  • diluirse
  • debilitarse
  • diluir
  • aclarar
  • palidecer
  • desvanecerse

Portuguese

  • diluir
  • fraco
  • ralo (chá)

French

  • fin
  • dilué
  • léger (thé)
1699 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
975 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4075 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1091 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
874 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2569 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1449 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1542 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
799 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
671 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3004 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1534 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2093 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
232 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32083P Morohashi
2370 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5225 New Nelson (John Haig)
227 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
242 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1850 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1948 2001 Kanji
3k13.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
4414.6 Four corner code
1-39-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8584 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Kun:
もと
On:
ホン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
10 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 本 【ホン】 book, volume, script, this, present, main, head, real, regular, counter for long cylindrical things, counter for films, TV shows, etc., counter for goals, home runs, etc., counter for telephone calls
  • 本当 【ホントウ】 truth, reality, actuality, fact, proper, right, correct, official, genuine, authentic, real, natural, veritable
  • 製本 【セイホン】 book making (binding, publishing)
  • 配本 【ハイホン】 distribution of books

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
  • 元々 【もともと】 originally, by nature, from the start
  • 大本 【おおもと】 root, origin, source, cause, basis, foundation, Ōmoto (religion)
  • 旗本 【はたもと】 shogunal vassal, direct retainer of a shogun

Readings

Japanese names:
まと、 ごう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ben3
Korean:
bon

Spanish

  • libro
  • origen
  • base
  • contador de cosas alargadas

Portuguese

  • livro
  • presente
  • real
  • verdadeiro
  • principal
  • sufixo p/ contagem De coisas longas

French

  • livre
  • présent
  • essentiel
  • origine
  • principal
  • réalité
  • vérité
  • compteur d'objets allongés
45 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
76 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
70 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
15 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
96 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
20 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
61 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
212 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
25 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
25 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
37 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1046 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4314 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2183 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2937 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
215 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14421 Morohashi
3502 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2536 New Nelson (John Haig)
211 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
224 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
47 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1855 2001 Kanji
0a5.25 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-3 SKIP code
5023.0 Four corner code
1-43-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
672c Unicode hex code