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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
1-32-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
897f Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:
Variants:
single, alone, spontaneously, Germany
Kun:
ひと.り
On:
ドクトク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
365 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 独 【ドク】 Germany
  • 独裁 【ドクサイ】 dictatorship, despotism
  • 東独 【トウドク】 East Germany (1949-1990)
  • 西独 【セイドク】 West Germany (1949-1990)

Kun reading compounds

  • 一人 【ひとり】 one person, being alone, being by oneself, being single, being unmarried, by oneself, alone, just, only, simply
  • 一人歩き 【ひとりあるき】 taking on a life of its own (of a rumour, etc.), walking by oneself, talking a walk by oneself, walking unaided, being able to walk without help, standing on one's own feet, being independent, taking care of oneself

Readings

Japanese names:
どいつ、 どっ
Chinese:
du2
Korean:
dog

Spanish

  • único
  • sólo
  • Alemania

Portuguese

  • solteiro
  • espontaneamente
  • Alemanha

French

  • célibataire
  • seul
  • spontanément
  • Allemagne
687 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
784 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
763 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
479 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2884 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
618 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
728 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
788 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
219 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
219 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
559 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1303 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
471 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
293 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
354 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
528 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20406 Morohashi
395 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3574 New Nelson (John Haig)
522 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
561 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
205 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
704 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2971 2001 Kanji
3g6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
4523.6 Four corner code
1-38-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
72ec Unicode hex code