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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

3 strokes
Radical:
river 巛 (川, 巜)
Parts:
stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)
Kun:
かわ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
181 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 川柳 【センリュウ】 senryū, comic haiku, humorous seventeen-mora poem
  • 川きゅう 【センキュウ】 cnidium rhizome (Cnidium officinale)
  • 山川 【サンセン】 mountains and rivers
  • 四川 【シセン】 Sichuan (China), Szechuan, Szechwan

Kun reading compounds

  • 川 【かわ】 river, stream, River, the ... river
  • 川上 【かわかみ】 upper reaches of a river, upstream
  • 堀川 【ほりかわ】 canal
  • 山川 【さんせん】 mountains and rivers

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 こ、 さわ
Chinese:
chuan1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • arroyo
  • río

Portuguese

  • corrente
  • rio

French

  • rivière
  • fleuve
  • radical rivière (no. 47)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
59 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
48 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
111 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1447 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
41 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
49 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
20 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
33 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
33 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
101 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
548 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
6 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
129 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8673 Morohashi
6 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1526 New Nelson (John Haig)
127 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
134 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
196 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
21 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1254 2001 Kanji
0a3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
2200.0 Four corner code
32-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5ddd Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
circumference, circuit, lap
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
562 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 周 【シュウ】 Zhou dynasty (China, approx. 1046-256 BCE), Chou dynasty, perimeter, counter for laps or circuits
  • 周囲 【シュウイ】 surroundings, environs, circumference
  • 円周 【エンシュウ】 circumference
  • 外周 【ガイシュウ】 outer circumference

Kun reading compounds

  • 周り 【まわり】 circumference, girth, surroundings, neighbourhood, neighborhood, vicinity
  • 周りの目 【まわりのめ】 how others look at you, what others think about you

Readings

Japanese names:
あまね、 しゅ、 す、 ちか、 のり、 ひろ、 びび、 まこと
Chinese:
zhou1
Korean:
ju

Spanish

  • circunferencia
  • vuelta
  • alrededores
  • difundir

Portuguese

  • circunferência
  • circuito
  • volta

French

  • circonférence
  • tour
  • alentours
632 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
532 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
504 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
694 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
622 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
187 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
409 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
736 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
91 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
91 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
558 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
324 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3720 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1903 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2585 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
323 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3441P Morohashi
2998 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
768 New Nelson (John Haig)
317 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
339 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
507 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3649 2001 Kanji
2r6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-6 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
28-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5468 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
I, my, our, one's own
Kun:
われわが-あ-
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
1828 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 吾兄 【アセ】 you (referring to a male)
  • 吾人 【ゴジン】 we
  • 故吾 【コゴ】 one's former self
  • 今吾 【コンゴ】 one's present self

Kun reading compounds

  • 我 【われ】 I, me, oneself, you, prefix indicating familiarity or contempt
  • 我ら 【われら】 we, us, I, me, you (referring to a group of one's equals or inferiors)

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あが
Chinese:
wu2
Korean:
o

Spanish

  • yo
  • mi
  • nuestro

Portuguese

French

  • moi
  • mon
  • notre
  • son propre
1393 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
37 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1933 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
491 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2035 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3060 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1558 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2132 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
17 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3379 Morohashi
2407 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
733 New Nelson (John Haig)
17 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
17 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3177 2001 Kanji
3d4.17 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-3 SKIP code
1060.1 Four corner code
24-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
543e Unicode hex code