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On reading compounds

  • 蘊奥 【ウンノウ】 inner mysteries (of a field of study), secrets
  • 蘊蓄 【ウンチク】 great erudition, extensive knowledge, vast stock of knowledge
  • 中蘊 【チュウウン】 bardo, state (or period) of intermediate existence between one's death and rebirth (in Japan, 49 days)
  • 行蘊 【ギョウウン】 formation of volition, aggregate of volition

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yun4
Korean:
on

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4095 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32434X Morohashi
5250 New Nelson (John Haig)
3k16.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-16 SKIP code
2-4-16 SKIP code
4491.7 Four corner code
1-73-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
860a Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
Variants:
heart, interior
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1018 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 奥地 【オクチ】 interior, backwoods, hinterland, back regions
  • 奥義 【オウギ】 secret techniques (of an art or skill), inner mysteries, essence, quintessence, heart
  • 最奥 【サイオウ】 deep inside, innermost place
  • 内奥 【ナイオウ】 inner part, depths

Kun reading compounds

  • 奥 【おく】 inner part, inside, interior, depths (e.g. of a forest), back (of a house, drawer, etc.), bottom (e.g. of one's heart), recesses, heart
  • 奥さん 【おくさん】 wife, your wife, his wife, married lady, madam
  • 山奥 【やまおく】 deep in the mountains, mountain recesses
  • 大奥 【おおおく】 inner palace (in Edo Castle), palace's ladies chambers, shogun's harem
  • 奥まる 【おくまる】 to lie deep in, to extend far back

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 おお、 おん、 つ、 のく
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ao4
Korean:
o, ug

Spanish

  • profundo
  • interior
  • esposa

Portuguese

  • coração
  • interior

French

  • intérieur
  • coeur
  • fond
  • épouse
1038 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
878 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
240 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
930 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
448 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1798 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
476 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
484 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
71 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
419 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3503 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1806 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2458 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
937 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5981 Morohashi
2824 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1165 New Nelson (John Haig)
928 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
997 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1520 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
863 2001 Kanji
6b6.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-3 SKIP code
4-12-4 SKIP code
2-10-2 SKIP code
2743.0 Four corner code
1-17-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5965 Unicode hex code

12 strokes (also 13)
Radical:
tree
Parts:
poles, settlement, conclusion, end, highest rank, electric poles, very, extremely, most, highly, 10**48
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
460 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 極 【キョク】 pole, climax, extreme, extremity, culmination, height, zenith, nadir
  • 極端 【キョクタン】 extreme, extremity
  • 両極 【リョウキョク】 both extremities, North and South Poles, positive and negative poles
  • 登極 【トウキョク】 (Imperial) accession
  • 極 【ゴク】 quite, very, 10^48, quindecillion
  • 極秘 【ゴクヒ】 absolute secrecy
  • 極々 【ゴクゴク】 extremely, highly
  • 失礼至極 【シツレイシゴク】 extremely rude, impertinent, impolite

Kun reading compounds

  • 極める 【きわめる】 to carry to extremes, to go to the end of something, to investigate thoroughly, to master
  • 極まる 【きわまる】 to reach an extreme, to reach a limit, to terminate, to come to an end, extremely, to be stuck, to be in a dilemma, to be at a loss, to be decided, to be settled
  • 極まり 【きわまり】 extremity, end, bound, limit
  • 極まりない 【きわまりない】 extremely, in the extreme, knows no bounds (e.g. rudeness), unparalleled, boundless (e.g. universe, ocean), limitless
  • 極み 【きわみ】 height, acme, extremity, peak, end, limit
  • 決める 【きめる】 to decide, to choose, to determine, to make up one's mind, to resolve, to set one's heart on, to settle, to arrange, to set, to appoint, to fix, to clinch (a victory), to decide (the outcome of a match), to persist in doing, to go through with, to always do, to have made a habit of, to take for granted, to assume, to dress up, to dress to kill, to dress to the nines, to carry out successfully (a move in sports, a pose in dance, etc.), to succeed in doing, to immobilize with a double-arm lock (in sumo, judo, etc.), to eat or drink something, to take illegal drugs
  • 決まる 【きまる】 to be decided, to be settled, to be fixed, to be arranged, to be unchanging, to be the same (as always), to be fixed, to be set, to be a fixed rule, to be destined, to be a convention, to be a custom, to be common knowledge, to be well executed (of a manoeuvre in a sport, game, etc.), to go well, to succeed, to connect (of a punch), to look good (of clothing), to look sharp, to be stylish, to suit one, to be held in place (of a hairdo), to be struck and held (of a pose in kabuki)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji2
Korean:
geug

Spanish

  • polo terrestre o magnético
  • muy
  • sumamente
  • extremadamente
  • alcanzar un extremo

Portuguese

  • postes
  • acordo
  • conclusão
  • fim
  • a mais alta posição
  • postes elétricos
  • muitos
  • extremamente
  • maior
  • altamente
  • 10 elevado a48

French

  • extrêmes
  • pôles (N et S)
  • décision
  • conclusion
  • fin
  • plus haut rang
  • pôles électriques
  • très
  • extrêmement
  • le plus
  • hautement
  • 10**48
382 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
488 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
464 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
652 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2305 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
597 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
639 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1896 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
336 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
679 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1100 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1243 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
695 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
900 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1922 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15181 Morohashi
1017 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2753 New Nelson (John Haig)
1903 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2052 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
311 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
584 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1872 2001 Kanji
4a8.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-8 SKIP code
4191.4 Four corner code
1-22-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6975 Unicode hex code