Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
go, do
Parts:
Variants:
defense, protection
On:
エイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
400 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 衛生 【エイセイ】 hygiene, sanitation, health
  • 衛星 【エイセイ】 (natural) satellite, moon, (artificial) satellite
  • 自衛 【ジエイ】 self-defense, self-defence
  • 専守防衛 【センシュボウエイ】 nonaggressive defense (policy) (defence)
  • 衛生 【エイセイ】 hygiene, sanitation, health
  • 衛星 【エイセイ】 (natural) satellite, moon, (artificial) satellite
  • 近衛 【コノエ】 Imperial Guards
  • 兵衛 【ヒョウエ】 middle palace guard (ritsuryo system)

Readings

Japanese names:
もり、 い、 まもる
Chinese:
wei4
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • defensa
  • protección
  • guardián

Portuguese

  • defesa
  • proteção

French

  • défense
  • protection
551 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
646 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
617 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
394 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1639 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
686 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1722 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2452 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
815 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
834 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
780 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1617 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
938 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
526 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
686 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1661 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34073 Morohashi
760 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1776 New Nelson (John Haig)
1646 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1775 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
287 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
813 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2053 2001 Kanji
3i13.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-13 SKIP code
2122.1 Four corner code
2150.6 Four corner code
17-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
885b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:
star, spot, dot, mark
Kun:
ほし-ぼし
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
844 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 星 【セイ】 Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), Singapore
  • 星座 【セイザ】 constellation, star sign, zodiac sign
  • 新星 【シンセイ】 nova, new face, new star
  • 小惑星 【ショウワクセイ】 asteroid
  • 客星 【カクセイ】 celestial body seen only for a short time (e.g. comet)
  • 七星 【シチセイ】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow

Kun reading compounds

  • 星 【ほし】 star (usu. not including the Sun), planet (usu. not including Earth), heavenly body, star (glyph, symbol, shape), star (actor, player, etc.), small dot, spot, fleck, star point (in go), hoshi, intersection marked with a dot, perp, perpetrator, mark, offender, suspect, bullseye, one's star (that determines one's fate), one's fortune, point, score
  • 星空 【ほしぞら】 starry sky
  • 四三の星 【しそうのほし】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow
  • 希望の星 【きぼうのほし】 ray of light, ray of hope, promising talent

Readings

Chinese:
xing1
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • estrella
  • punto pequeño
  • resultado de un juego

Portuguese

  • estrela
  • ponto
  • marca

French

  • étoile
  • point
  • marque
264 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
171 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
154 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
877 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2121 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
838 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
599 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
946 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
730 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
743 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
463 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
973 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3089 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1577 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1570 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13837 Morohashi
2435 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2452 New Nelson (John Haig)
1556 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1676 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
181 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3872 2001 Kanji
4c5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
6010.4 Four corner code
32-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
661f Unicode hex code