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

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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, third finger, fourth finger (in piano-playing), fourth toe

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-44-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
85ac Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
jewel, ball
Kun:
たまたま--だま
On:
ギョク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N2
737 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 玉 【ギョク】 precious stone (esp. jade), egg (sometimes esp. as a sushi topping), stock or security being traded, product being bought or sold, position (in finance, the amount of a security either owned or owed by an investor or dealer), geisha, time charge for a geisha, king (of the junior player)
  • 玉音 【ギョクオン】 the Emperor's voice, beautiful voice, beautiful sound
  • 珠玉 【シュギョク】 jewel, gem, gem (of a story, essay, etc.), accomplished work, beautiful piece
  • 翠玉 【スイギョク】 emerald, jade

Kun reading compounds

  • 玉 【たま】 ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet, ball (in sports), pile (of noodles, etc.), bullet, bulb (i.e. a light bulb), lens (of glasses, etc.), bead (of an abacus), ball (i.e. a testicle), gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl, female entertainer (e.g. a geisha), person (when commenting on their nature), character, item, funds or person used as part of a plot, egg, coin, precious, beautiful, excellent
  • 卵 【たまご】 eggs, egg, spawn, roe, (hen's) egg, (an expert) in the making, beginning, origin, infancy
  • 埼玉 【さいたま】 Saitama (city, prefecture)
  • 勾玉 【まがたま】 magatama, comma-shaped bead from prehistoric Japan, usually made of jade

Readings

Japanese names:
おう、 だん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yu4
Korean:
og

Spanish

  • joya
  • esfera
  • bola
  • pelota

Portuguese

  • jóia
  • bola
  • gota

French

  • bijoux
  • balle
  • boule
64 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
48 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
102 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
610 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2923 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
103 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
732 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
204 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
295 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
295 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
575 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1313 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4289 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2166 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2919 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
262 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20821 Morohashi
3477 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3620 New Nelson (John Haig)
256 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
272 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
40 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
4f0.2 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-1 SKIP code
1010.3 Four corner code
1-22-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7389 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
packed, close, pressed, reprove, rebuke, blame
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1020 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 詰問 【キツモン】 cross-examination, close questioning, demanding an explanation
  • 難詰 【ナンキツ】 reprimand
  • 面詰 【メンキツ】 reprimanding (a person) personally, personal reproof

Kun reading compounds

  • 詰める 【つめる】 to stuff into, to jam, to cram, to pack, to fill, to plug, to stop up, to shorten, to move closer together, to reduce (spending), to conserve, to focus intently on, to strain oneself to do, to go through thoroughly, to work out (details), to bring to a conclusion, to wind up, to be on duty, to be stationed, to corner (esp. an opponent's king in shogi), to trap, to checkmate, to cut off (one's finger as an act of apology), to catch (one's finger in a door, etc.), to do non-stop, to do continuously, to keep doing (without a break), to do completely, to do thoroughly, to force someone into a difficult situation by ...
  • 詰め 【つめ】 stuffing, packing, end (esp. the foot of a bridge), lowest-ranking guest at tea ceremony, tea master, endgame (esp. in shogi or used figuratively), sweet eel sauce, middle-aged woman, appointment to a particular workplace, using as the sole ground of judgement (judgment), continuing, keep doing for period of time
  • 詰める 【つめる】 to stuff into, to jam, to cram, to pack, to fill, to plug, to stop up, to shorten, to move closer together, to reduce (spending), to conserve, to focus intently on, to strain oneself to do, to go through thoroughly, to work out (details), to bring to a conclusion, to wind up, to be on duty, to be stationed, to corner (esp. an opponent's king in shogi), to trap, to checkmate, to cut off (one's finger as an act of apology), to catch (one's finger in a door, etc.), to do non-stop, to do continuously, to keep doing (without a break), to do completely, to do thoroughly, to force someone into a difficult situation by ...
  • お詰め 【おつめ】 lowest-ranking guest at tea ceremony, tea master
  • 詰まる 【つまる】 to be packed (with), to be full (space, schedule, etc.), to be blocked (road, pipe, nose, etc.), to be clogged, to be plugged up, to shorten (width, interval, etc.), to shrink (shirt, word form, etc.), to narrow, to be at a loss, to be hard pressed, to end up, to be settled, to become a geminate consonant, to hit the ball near the handle of the bat
  • 詰まるところ 【つまるところ】 in short, in brief, to sum up, ultimately, in the end, in the long run, when all is said and done, what it all comes down to, when you get right down to it
  • 詰む 【つむ】 to become fine (of fabric), to be checkmated, to be hard pressed, to be at a loss, to reach the limits

Readings

Japanese names:
ずめ、 づめ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie2
Korean:
hil

Spanish

  • pedir informes
  • empaquetar
  • rellenar
  • reprobar
  • reprender
  • trabajar duro

Portuguese

  • empacotado
  • fechar
  • pressionar
  • reprovar
  • repreender
  • culpa

French

  • hermétiquement clos
  • conserve
  • coincé
  • réprimande
  • blâme
1144 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1035 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4359 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1507 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
901 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1142 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1195 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1576 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1678 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1920 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1021 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1380 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
349 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35440 Morohashi
1521 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5609 New Nelson (John Haig)
343 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
367 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1665 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a6.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
0466.1 Four corner code
1-21-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a70 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
Kun:
くさくさ--ぐさ
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N3
967 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 草 【ソウ】 draft, rough copy, highly cursive style (of writing Chinese characters), grass style
  • 草案 【ソウアン】 draft (for a speech, bill, etc.)
  • 除草 【ジョソウ】 weeding
  • 起草 【キソウ】 drafting (e.g. a bill), drawing up

Kun reading compounds

  • 草 【くさ】 grass, weed, herb, thatch, ninja, not genuine, substandard, LOL, haha
  • 草刈り 【くさかり】 mowing, mower
  • 水草 【みずくさ】 water plant, aquatic plant, waterweed, hydrophyte
  • 若草 【わかくさ】 green grass, young (fresh) grass

Readings

Japanese names:
そ、 や
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cao3
Korean:
cho

Spanish

  • hierba
  • planta

Portuguese

  • grama
  • erva daninha
  • ervas
  • pasto
  • escrever
  • esboçar

French

  • herbe
  • mauvaise herbe
  • plantes
  • pâturage
  • écrire
  • ébauche
106 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
57 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
162 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
705 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3939 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
118 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
865 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
934 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
249 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
249 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
567 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
652 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2813 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1953 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
229 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30945P Morohashi
2263 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5032 New Nelson (John Haig)
224 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
238 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
77 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k6.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4440.6 Four corner code
1-33-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8349 Unicode hex code