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

10 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
expert, teacher, master, model, exemplar, army (incl. counter), war
Kun:
いくさ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
563 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 師 【シ】 teacher, master, one's mentor, religious leader, specialist, five-battalion brigade comprising 2500 men (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army)
  • 獅子 【シシ】 lion, left-hand guardian dog at a Shinto shrine
  • 大師 【ダイシ】 great teacher (i.e. a buddha, bodhisattva or high monk, esp. Kobo Daishi)
  • 歯科医師 【シカイシ】 dentist

Readings

Japanese names:
のし、 のり、 もろ、 かず、 つかさ、 みつ、 もと
Chinese:
shi1
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • maestro
  • profesor
  • experto
  • técnico

Portuguese

  • perito
  • professor
  • mestre
  • exército
  • guerra

French

  • maître
  • expert
  • professeur
  • exemplaire
  • modèle
  • armée
  • guerre
624 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
720 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
693 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
490 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
113 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
547 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
496 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1130 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
409 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
415 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
967 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
563 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1680 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
892 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1211 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1277 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8916 Morohashi
1326 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1562 New Nelson (John Haig)
1269 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1361 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
438 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
714 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
844 2001 Kanji
3f7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-4 SKIP code
2172.7 Four corner code
27-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e2b Unicode hex code