Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
insect
Parts:
Variants:
silkworm
Kun:
かいこ
On:
サンテン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
2272 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蚕糸 【サンシ】 silk thread, silk yarn
  • 蚕業 【サンギョウ】 sericulture
  • 養蚕 【ヨウサン】 sericulture, silkworm culture, silkworm raising
  • 秋蚕 【シュウサン】 autumn silkworms, fall silkworms

Kun reading compounds

  • 蚕 【かいこ】 silkworm (Bombyx mori)
  • 蚕蛾 【かいこが】 silkworm moth, silk moth (Bombyx mori)
  • 三眠蚕 【さんみんかいこ】 three-molt silkworm
  • 蚕糞 【こくそ】 silkworm droppings
  • 蚕玉 【こだま】 guardian deity of silkworms
  • 三眠蚕 【さんみんかいこ】 three-molt silkworm
  • 桑蚕 【くわこ】 wild silkworm moth (Bombyx mandarina)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tian3, can2
Korean:
cheon, jam

Spanish

  • gusano de seda

Portuguese

  • bicho-da-seda

French

  • ver à soie
617 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
885 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
688 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
2017 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
57 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
880 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1715 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1877 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2042 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1866 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1606 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3107 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1589 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2170 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
529 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32869 Morohashi
2457 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5290 New Nelson (John Haig)
523 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
562 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
901 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3171 2001 Kanji
6d4.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
1013.6 Four corner code
1-27-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8695 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, okonomiyaki, 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