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西

6 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
Variants:
west, Spain
Kun:
にし
On:
セイサイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
259 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 西 【セイ】 Spain, Spanish (language)
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 南西 【ナンセイ】 southwest
  • 北北西 【ホクホクセイ】 north-northwest
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 西方 【セイホウ】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 西瓜 【スイカ】 watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
  • 西班牙 【スペイン】 Spain

Kun reading compounds

  • 西 【にし】 west
  • 西方 【せいほう】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 南西 【なんせい】 southwest
  • 東は東西は西 【ひがしはひがしにしはにし】 East is East, and West is West

Readings

Japanese names:
いり、 ひし、 むら
Chinese:
xi1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • Oeste
  • España

Portuguese

  • oeste
  • Espanha

French

  • Ouest
  • Espagne
96 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
169 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
152 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
167 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4273 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
28 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
83 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
336 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
72 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
72 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1638 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4333 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2193 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2951 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1616 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34763 Morohashi
3520 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5514 New Nelson (John Haig)
1602 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1728 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
198 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
128 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3275 2001 Kanji
0a6.20 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-1 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
32-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
897f Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
side, lean, oppose, regret
Kun:
かわがわそば
On:
ソク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
216 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 側 【ソク】 first principle of the Eight Principles of Yong, tiny dash or speck
  • 側 【ソバ】 near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while, third person
  • 体側 【タイソク】 side of a body
  • 背側 【ハイソク】 dorsal

Kun reading compounds

  • 側 【がわ】 side (of something, or taking someone's side), part, (watch) case
  • 側板 【がわいた】 stringer, slanted staircase beam, side plate, side panel, side sheet
  • 裏っかわ 【うらっかわ】 the reverse, other side, lining
  • 上っ側 【うわっかわ】 upper side, surface
  • 側 【がわ】 side (of something, or taking someone's side), part, (watch) case
  • 側板 【がわいた】 stringer, slanted staircase beam, side plate, side panel, side sheet
  • 縁側 【えんがわ】 veranda, porch, balcony, open corridor, bone at the base of a fin, meat at the base of a fin (esp. of a flatfish)
  • 体制側 【たいせいがわ】 the establishment
  • 側 【そば】 near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while, third person
  • 妾 【めかけ】 mistress, kept woman, concubine
  • お側 【おそば】 near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while, attendant, retainer, vassal

Readings

Chinese:
ce4, ze4
Korean:
cheug

Spanish

  • lado
  • fila

Portuguese

  • lado
  • inclinação
  • opõe
  • pesar

French

  • côté
  • pencher
  • opposer
  • regretter
667 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
562 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
535 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
240 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
509 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
538 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
330 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.12 Japanese for Busy People
609 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
619 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
809 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
119 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
155 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
105 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
120 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
984 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
897 Morohashi
137 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
275 New Nelson (John Haig)
975 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1049 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
280 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
571 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2143 2001 Kanji
2a9.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-9 SKIP code
2220.0 Four corner code
34-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5074 Unicode hex code