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

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On reading compounds

  • 薄弱 【ハクジャク】 feebleness, weakness, weak
  • 薄謝 【ハクシャ】 small consideration (remuneration, token of gratitude)
  • 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
  • 薄板 【うすいた】 laminate, veneer
  • 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

6 strokes
Radical:
colour, prettiness
Parts:
color
Kun:
いろ
On:
ショクシキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
621 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 色 【ショク】 counter for colours
  • 紫色 【ムラサキイロ】 purple, violet
  • 彩色 【サイシキ】 colouring, coloring, colouration, coloration, painting
  • 色 【シキ】 rupa (form), visible objects (i.e. color and form)
  • 色彩 【シキサイ】 colour, color, hue, tints
  • 彩色 【サイシキ】 colouring, coloring, colouration, coloration, painting
  • 極彩色 【ゴクサイシキ】 richly colored, richly coloured

Kun reading compounds

  • 色 【いろ】 colour, color, hue, tint, tinge, shade, complexion, skin colour, skin color, look (on one's face), expression, appearance, air, feeling, personality, character, tone (of one's voice, etc.), tune, sound, ring, love, lust, sensuality, love affair, lover, paramour, beauty, sexiness, physical appeal, kind, type, variety
  • 色合い 【いろあい】 colouring, coloring, shade (of colour), hue, tone, tinge, tint, flavour, nuance, feel, sense, look
  • 紫色 【むらさきいろ】 purple, violet
  • 橙色 【だいだいいろ】 orange (color, colour)

Readings

Japanese names:
しか、 しこ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
se4, shai3
Korean:
saeg

Spanish

  • color
  • aspecto

Portuguese

  • cor

French

  • couleur
94 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
162 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
145 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
326 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3889 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
241 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
243 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
345 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
204 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
204 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
316 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1599 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2522 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1280 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1748 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1769 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30602 Morohashi
2029 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4956 New Nelson (John Haig)
1753 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1890 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
405 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
127 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2556 2001 Kanji
2n4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
2771.7 Four corner code
1-31-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8272 Unicode hex code

西

6 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
Variants:
west, Spain
Kun:
にし
On:
セイサイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
259 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 西 【セイ】 Spain, Spanish (language)
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 南西 【ナンセイ】 southwest
  • 北北西 【ホクホクセイ】 north-northwest
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 西方 【セイホウ】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 西瓜 【スイカ】 watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
  • 西班牙 【スペイン】 Spain

Kun reading compounds

  • 西 【にし】 west
  • 西方 【せいほう】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 南西 【なんせい】 southwest
  • 東は東西は西 【ひがしはひがしにしはにし】 East is East, and West is West

Readings

Japanese names:
いり、 ひし、 むら
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xi1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • Oeste
  • España

Portuguese

  • oeste
  • Espanha

French

  • Ouest
  • Espagne
96 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
169 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
152 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
167 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4273 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
28 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
83 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
336 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
72 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
72 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1638 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4333 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2193 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2951 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1616 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34763 Morohashi
3520 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5514 New Nelson (John Haig)
1602 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1728 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
198 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
128 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3275 2001 Kanji
0a6.20 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-1 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
1-32-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
897f Unicode hex code

11 strokes (also 10)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
Kun:
-べ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
36 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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  • 部 【ブ】 department (in an organization), division, bureau, club, part, component, element, category, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
  • 部位 【ブイ】 part (esp. of the body), region, site, cut (of meat)
  • 情報部 【ジョウホウブ】 information bureau, intelligence department
  • 首脳部 【シュノウブ】 executives, top management, governing body

Readings

Japanese names:
とり、 ふ、 ぺ、 ま
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bu4
Korean:
bu

Spanish

  • sección
  • departamento
  • parte
  • copia

Portuguese

  • seção
  • biro
  • departamento
  • classe
  • cópia
  • parte
  • porção
  • sufixo para contagem de jornais ou revistas

French

  • partie
  • bureau
  • service
  • classe
  • copie
  • section
  • portion
  • compteur de copies (presse)
504 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
407 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
384 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
37 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4767 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
282 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
969 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1418 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
86 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
86 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
53 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
762 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2111 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1099 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1498 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1862 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39460 Morohashi
1676 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6146 New Nelson (John Haig)
1845 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1988 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
52 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
386 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
444 2001 Kanji
2d8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-3 SKIP code
1-8-2 SKIP code
0762.7 Four corner code
1-41-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90e8 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
soil, earth, ground, Turkey
Kun:
つち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
307 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 土 【ド】 Saturday, earth, dirt, soil, land, lands, ground, earth (third of the five elements)
  • 土地 【トチ】 plot of land, lot, soil, locality, region, place
  • 浄土 【ジョウド】 pure land (esp. the Western Pure Land paradise of Amitabha), (Buddhist) paradise, Pure Land Buddhism
  • 郷土 【キョウド】 native place, birth-place, one's old home, province, region, locality
  • 土 【ト】 Turkey
  • 時計 【トケイ】 clock, watch, timepiece
  • 下土 【カド】 lower world, this world, the earth
  • 率土 【ソット】 face of the earth

Kun reading compounds

  • 土 【つち】 earth, soil, dirt, clay, mud, the earth (historically, esp. as opposed to the heavens), the ground, the land, low-quality torinoko-gami (containing mud), (period of) refraining from construction in the direction of the god of the earth (in Onmyōdō)
  • 土方 【どかた】 construction worker, laborer (labourer), navvy
  • 盛り土 【もりど】 embankment (for road, railway, etc.), raising the ground level, fill
  • 赤土 【あかつち】 red clay, tuff loam, dark-red paint

Readings

Japanese names:
つく、 は、 ひじ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tu3
Korean:
to, du

Spanish

  • suelo
  • tierra
  • Turquía

Portuguese

  • solo
  • terra
  • chão
  • Turquia

French

  • sol
  • terre
  • terrain
  • Turquie
17 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
19 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
60 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
316 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1050 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
19 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
37 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
42 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
24 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
24 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
22 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
347 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4211 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2127 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2875 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
152 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4867 Morohashi
3403 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
966 New Nelson (John Haig)
150 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
161 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
360 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
22 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1472 2001 Kanji
3b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-2 SKIP code
4010.0 Four corner code
1-37-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
571f Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
stand, erect
Parts:
Variants:
dragon, imperial
Kun:
たついせ
On:
リュウリョウロウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1195 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 竜 【リュウ】 dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon), naga, semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, promoted rook
  • 竜王 【リュウオウ】 Dragon King, promoted rook
  • 鎧竜 【ガイリュウ】 ankylosaur (any dinosaur of infraorder Ankylosauria)
  • 青龍 【セイリョウ】 blue dragon (an auspicious creature in Chinese mythology), Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens)
  • 竜 【リュウ】 dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon), naga, semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, promoted rook
  • 竜駕 【リョウガ】 imperial carriage
  • 青龍 【セイリョウ】 blue dragon (an auspicious creature in Chinese mythology), Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens)
  • 蛟竜 【コウリョウ】 mizuchi, mythical dragon-like beast, believed to ascend to the heavens through rain, unfulfilled genius, dormant talent

Kun reading compounds

  • 竜 【りゅう】 dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon), naga, semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, promoted rook
  • 竜巻 【たつまき】 tornado, waterspout
  • 伊勢海老 【いせえび】 spiny lobster (esp. Japanese spiny lobster, Panulirus japonicus)

Readings

Japanese names:
りう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
long2
Korean:
ryong, nong

Spanish

  • dragón

Portuguese

  • dragão imperial

French

  • dragon
  • impérial
1899 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1110 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5440 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1992 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1600 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1199 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1758 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1886 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1867 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1930 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2603 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1332 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1805 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
542 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25751 Morohashi
2099 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4232 New Nelson (John Haig)
536 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
575 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1406 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
456 2001 Kanji
5b5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-5-5 SKIP code
0071.6 Four corner code
1-46-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7adc Unicode hex code