Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
medicine, chemical, enamel, gunpowder, benefit
Kun:
くすり
On:
ヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
702 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 薬 【ヤク】 dope, narcotic, drug
  • 薬価 【ヤッカ】 National Health Insurance drug price, NHI drug price
  • 製薬 【セイヤク】 medicine manufacture, drug manufacture
  • 医薬 【イヤク】 medicine, Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau

Kun reading compounds

  • 薬 【くすり】 medicine, pharmaceuticals, (legal) drugs, pill, ointment, salve, efficacious chemical (gunpowder, pesticide, etc.), (pottery) glaze, (illegal) drug, narcotic, small bribe
  • 薬指 【くすりゆび】 ring finger, fourth finger

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
yao4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • medicina
  • droga

Portuguese

  • remédio
  • produto químico
  • esmalte
  • pólvora
  • benefício

French

  • médicament
  • produit chimique
  • émail
  • poudre à canon
  • bénéfice
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
420 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
398 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
541 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4074 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
323 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
247 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2568 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
359 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
360 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
315 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
672 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3011 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1539 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2100 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1752 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32188PX Morohashi
2375 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5224 New Nelson (John Haig)
1736 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1873 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
439 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k13.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
44-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
85ac Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
corpse
Parts:
bureau, board, office, affair, conclusion, court lady, lady-in-waiting, her apartment
Kun:
つぼね
On:
キョク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
286 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 局 【キョク】 bureau, department, office (e.g. post, telephone), broadcasting station (e.g. television, radio), channel, exchange, affair, situation, game (of go, shogi, etc.)
  • 局員 【キョクイン】 clerk, (bureau, post-office) staff
  • 医局 【イキョク】 medical office (esp. in a hospital), doctor's office
  • 開局 【カイキョク】 opening (of a broadcasting station, post office, bureau, etc.), establishment

Kun reading compounds

  • 局 【つぼね】 court lady, lady-in-waiting (Heian period), separate room in a palace (esp. for a lady) (Heian period), room for a very low class prostitute, very low class prostitute
  • 局女郎 【つぼねじょろう】 prostitute of the lowest class (Edo period)
  • 御局 【おつぼね】 court lady with her own private chamber or office, low-class prostitute (Edo period)

Readings

Chinese:
ju2
Korean:
gug

Spanish

  • oficina
  • departamento

Portuguese

  • junta
  • escritório
  • caso
  • conclusão
  • dama da corte
  • amante
  • apartamento dela

French

  • local
  • pièce
  • bureau
  • affaire
  • conclusion
  • dame de cour
  • dame d'honneur
  • son appartement à elle
194 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
280 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
262 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
194 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1384 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
422 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
482 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
514 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
170 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
170 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
228 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
524 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3800 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1943 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2636 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1075 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7653 Morohashi
3063 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1412 New Nelson (John Haig)
1066 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1147 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
228 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
279 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3749 2001 Kanji
3r4.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-4 SKIP code
3-4-3 SKIP code
7722.7 Four corner code
22-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c40 Unicode hex code