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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)
  • 西洋 【セイヨウ】 the West, the Occident, Western countries
  • 南西 【ナンセイ】 southwest
  • 北北西 【ホクホクセイ】 north-northwest
  • 西方 【セイホウ】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 西遊 【セイユウ】 westward trip, trip to the West
  • 西瓜 【スイカ】 watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
  • 西班牙 【スペイン】 Spain
  • 瑞西 【スイス】 Switzerland
  • 仏蘭西 【フランス】 France

Kun reading compounds

  • 西 【にし】 west
  • 西日 【にしび】 westering sun, setting sun, afternoon sun
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-32-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
897f Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
sovereign, the emperor, god, creator
Kun:
みかど
On:
テイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1276 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 帝国 【テイコク】 empire, imperial
  • 帝王切開 【テイオウセッカイ】 Caesarean section (Cesarean), C-section
  • 女帝 【ジョテイ】 empress
  • 大帝 【タイテイ】 great emperor, ... the Great

Kun reading compounds

  • 帝 【みかど】 emperor (of Japan), mikado, (the gates of an) imperial residence
  • 帝揚羽 【みかどあげは】 common jay (species of swallowtail butterfly, Graphium doson)
  • 時の帝 【ときのみかど】 emperor of the time

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
di4
Korean:
je

Spanish

  • soberano
  • emperador

Portuguese

  • soberano
  • o imperador
  • Deus
  • criador

French

  • souverain
  • empereur
  • dieu
  • créateur
1616 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1024 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
305 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
906 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1250 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
971 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1179 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1237 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1066 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
561 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2573 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1315 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1786 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
442 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8865 Morohashi
2073 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1560 New Nelson (John Haig)
435 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
466 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1250 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
444 2001 Kanji
2j7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-6-3 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
1-36-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e1d Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
country
Kun:
くに
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
3 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 国際 【コクサイ】 international, diplomatic intercourse
  • 国語 【コクゴ】 national language, Japanese language (esp. as a school subject in Japan), one's native language, mother tongue, native Japanese words (as opposed to loanwords and Chinese-derived words)
  • 大国 【タイコク】 large country, major nation, great power, province of the highest rank (ritsuryō system)
  • 開国 【カイコク】 founding a country, opening of a country (e.g. Japan) to the world, ending (a policy of) national seclusion

Kun reading compounds

  • 国 【くに】 country, state, region, national government, central government, home (i.e. hometown, home country), province (of Japan), land, earth
  • 国境 【こっきょう】 national border, provincial border
  • お国 【おくに】 your native country, your hometown, my home country (i.e. Japan), countryside, country, daimyo's territory (Edo period)
  • 現国 【うつしくに】 world of mankind, this world

Readings

Japanese names:
くな、 こ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guo2
Korean:
gug

Spanish

  • país

Portuguese

  • País
  • terra
  • nação

French

  • pays
79 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
136 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
123 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
8 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1037 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
111 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
36 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
745 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
40 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
344 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2659 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
588 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4752 Morohashi
3087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
950 New Nelson (John Haig)
581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
624 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
158 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
3s5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
6010.3 Four corner code
1-25-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56fd Unicode hex code