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

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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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-17-50 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

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On reading compounds

  • 星 【セイ】 Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), Singapore
  • 星座 【セイザ】 constellation, astrological sign, 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

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-32-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
661f Unicode hex code

11 strokes (also 10)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
metropolis, capital, all, everything
Kun:
みやこ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
123 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 都 【ト】 Metropolis (of Tokyo), (Tokyo) Metropolitan District, metropolitan prefecture, counter for cities and towns, capital
  • 都営 【トエイ】 (under) metropolitan government management
  • 遷都 【セント】 relocation of the capital, transfer of the capital
  • 東都 【トウト】 the Eastern Capital (now Tokyo), Yedo, Edo
  • 都度 【ツド】 each (every) time, whenever
  • 都合 【ツゴウ】 circumstances, condition, convenience, to arrange, to manage, to lend money, to raise money, in all, in total, all told

Kun reading compounds

  • 都 【みやこ】 capital (esp. Kyoto, Japan's former capital), seat of government, capital (of music, fashion, etc.), city (e.g. of light), location of the Imperial Palace
  • 都入り 【みやこいり】 arriving in the capital
  • 京の都 【きょうのみやこ】 Kyoto
  • 森の都 【もりのみやこ】 tree-clad town

Readings

Japanese names:
くに、 ず、 ち、 づめ、 みや
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
du1, dou1
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • metrópoli
  • capital

Portuguese

  • metropole
  • capital

French

  • métropole
  • capitale
287 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
376 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
355 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
92 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4769 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
173 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
265 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1419 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
188 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
188 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
338 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
761 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2120 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1106 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1505 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1863 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39497P Morohashi
1686 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6148 New Nelson (John Haig)
1846 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1989 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
384 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1444 2001 Kanji
2d8.13 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-3 SKIP code
1-8-2 SKIP code
4762.7 Four corner code
1-37-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90fd Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
market, city, town
Kun:
いち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
42 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 市 【シ】 city
  • 市営 【シエイ】 (under) municipal management (transport, housing, etc.), city facility management
  • 同市 【ドウシ】 same city
  • 田園都市 【デンエントシ】 rural or garden city

Kun reading compounds

  • 市 【いち】 market, fair
  • 市中 【しちゅう】 in the city
  • 骨董市 【こっとういち】 antique market, flea market
  • 草市 【くさいち】 flower market during Obon, fair of plants and flowers (as offerings)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 ち
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
si

Spanish

  • mercado
  • ciudad

Portuguese

  • mercado
  • cidade

French

  • marché
  • ville
  • cité
222 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
144 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
130 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
78 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
284 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
119 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
162 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
195 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
181 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
181 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
547 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
556 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2487 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1258 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1724 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
419 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8775 Morohashi
1993 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1549 New Nelson (John Haig)
412 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
440 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
305 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
109 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
444 2001 Kanji
2j3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
4-4-3 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
1-27-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e02 Unicode hex code