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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

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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

10 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
squad, corps, unit, group
On:
ハン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1592 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 班 【ハン】 group, party, team, squad, section
  • 班員 【ハンイン】 member of a group
  • 首班 【シュハン】 head, leader, prime minister
  • 取材班 【シュザイハン】 data collecting party, news crew

Readings

Chinese:
ban1
Korean:
ban

Spanish

  • grupo
  • unidad
  • contador de grupos

Portuguese

  • esquadra
  • corpos (mil.)
  • unidade
  • grupo

French

  • équipe
  • corps
  • unité
  • groupe
970 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
960 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1448 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2935 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1804 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1535 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1075 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1381 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1468 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1541 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1318 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1182 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
642 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
853 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1237 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20976 Morohashi
946 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3636 New Nelson (John Haig)
1229 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1315 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
914 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
4f6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
1111.4 Four corner code
40-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
73ed Unicode hex code

5 strokes (also 4)
Radical:
fang
Parts:
tusk, fang, tusk radical (no. 92)
Kun:
きば
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
2067 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 牙城 【ガジョウ】 stronghold (esp. of an enemy or opponent), inner citadel, bastion
  • 牙関緊急 【ガカンキンキュウ】 trismus, lockjaw
  • 爪牙 【ソウガ】 claws and fangs, claws and tusks, clutches, devious design, means of causing harm, weapon, pawn, stooge, cat's-paw, right-hand man
  • 毒牙 【ドクガ】 poison fang, sinister ways, crooked means, clutches, wily ways, dirty trick
  • 新象牙 【シンゾウゲ】 ivory-like plastic (used for mahjong tiles, shogi pieces, etc.)
  • 黒花狼牙 【クロバナロウゲ】 purple marshlocks (Comarum palustre), swamp cinquefoil, marsh cinquefoil

Kun reading compounds

  • 牙 【きば】 tusk, fang
  • 牙海蜷 【きばうみにな】 mud creeper (Terebralia palustris)

Readings

Chinese:
ya2
Korean:
a

Spanish

  • colmillo

Portuguese

French

  • croc
  • défense
  • radical défense d'ivoire (no. 92)
2848 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1548 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
4243 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2891 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1923 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19909 Morohashi
3435 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3531 New Nelson (John Haig)
1904 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2053 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
0a4.28 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-1 SKIP code
3-3-1 SKIP code
7124.0 Four corner code
1024.0 Four corner code
18-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7259 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:
lunatic, insane, crazy, confuse
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1425 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 狂 【キョウ】 (some type of) enthusiast, somebody possessed of a (certain kind of) mental abnormality
  • 狂気 【キョウキ】 madness, insanity
  • 粋狂 【スイキョウ】 whim, vagary, capriciousness, eccentricity
  • 誇大妄想狂 【コダイモウソウキョウ】 megalomania

Kun reading compounds

  • 狂う 【くるう】 to go mad, to lose one's mind, to go crazy, to go insane, to get out of order, to go amiss, to malfunction, to become imprecise, to go wrong (of a plan or expectation, etc.), to fall through, to get mixed up, to go crazy (over someone or something), to get enthusiastic, to go wild
  • 狂おしい 【くるおしい】 mad (with grief, love, etc.), crazy, out of one's mind, on the verge of insanity
  • 狂おしい 【くるおしい】 mad (with grief, love, etc.), crazy, out of one's mind, on the verge of insanity

Readings

Chinese:
kuang2
Korean:
gwang

Spanish

  • locura
  • desorden
  • enloquecer
  • loco
  • demente

Portuguese

  • lunático
  • louco
  • insano
  • confundir

French

  • fou
  • aliéné
  • insensé
  • confusion
1161 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1352 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2872 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
972 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1523 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
366 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
883 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
904 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1513 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1300 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
318 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
202 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
241 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
266 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20287 Morohashi
269 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3562 New Nelson (John Haig)
260 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
277 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1141 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2972 2001 Kanji
3g4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
4121.4 Four corner code
22-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
72c2 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
concept, think, idea, thought
Kun:
おも.う
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
381 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 想 【ソウ】 conception, idea, thought, samjna (perception)
  • 想像 【ソウゾウ】 imagination, guess
  • 追想 【ツイソウ】 recollection, reminiscence
  • お愛想 【オアイソ】 compliments, civilities, courtesies, flattery, hospitality, special treatment, entertainment, bill (at a restaurant), check
  • 想 【ソウ】 conception, idea, thought, samjna (perception)
  • 想像 【ソウゾウ】 imagination, guess
  • お愛想 【オアイソ】 compliments, civilities, courtesies, flattery, hospitality, special treatment, entertainment, bill (at a restaurant), check
  • 仏教思想 【ブッキョウシソ】 Buddhist thought, Buddhist concept

Kun reading compounds

  • 思う 【おもう】 to think, to consider, to believe, to reckon, to think (of doing), to plan (to do), to judge, to assess, to regard, to imagine, to suppose, to dream, to expect, to look forward to, to feel, to be (in a state of mind), to desire, to want, to recall, to remember

Readings

Chinese:
xiang3
Korean:
sang

Spanish

  • concepto
  • idea
  • pensamiento

Portuguese

  • conceito
  • pensar
  • idéia
  • pensamento

French

  • concept
  • pensée
  • idée
660 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
350 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
532 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
352 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1728 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
324 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
544 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
147 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
147 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
392 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
796 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3507 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1810 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2462 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
616 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10858 Morohashi
2828 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1922 New Nelson (John Haig)
609 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
656 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
197 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
421 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1858 2001 Kanji
4k9.18 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-4 SKIP code
4633.0 Four corner code
33-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
60f3 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
bend, music, melody, composition, pleasure, injustice, fault, curve, crooked, perverse, lean
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
810 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 曲 【キョク】 composition, piece of music, song, track (on a record), tune, melody, air, enjoyment, fun, interest, pleasure
  • 曲折 【キョクセツ】 windings, meanderings, complications, twists and turns
  • 歌謡曲 【カヨウキョク】 kayōkyoku, form of Japanese popular music that developed during the Showa era, (Western) pop song
  • 名曲 【メイキョク】 famous music

Kun reading compounds

  • 曲がる 【まがる】 to bend, to curve, to warp, to wind, to twist, to turn, to be awry, to be askew, to be crooked
  • 曲げる 【まげる】 to bend, to crook, to bow, to curve, to curl, to lean, to tilt, to incline, to slant, to bend (the truth), to distort, to twist, to pervert, to yield (a point), to depart (from a principle), to ignore (what one really thinks), to pawn
  • 隈 【くま】 corner, nook, recess, shadow, shade, dark circles (e.g. around one's eyes)

Readings

Japanese names:
まがた
Chinese:
qu3, qu1
Korean:
gog

Spanish

  • melodía
  • curva
  • encorvado
  • torcer
  • doblar
  • torcerse
  • girarse

Portuguese

  • tender
  • música
  • melodia
  • composição
  • prazer
  • injustiça
  • falta
  • curva
  • tortuoso
  • perverso
  • inclinar

French

  • courber
  • musique
  • mélodie
  • composition
  • plaisir
  • injustice
  • faute
  • malhonnête
  • pervers
  • pencher
381 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
279 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
261 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
604 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
103 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
715 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
609 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
327 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
366 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
367 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
625 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
996 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4340 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2197 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2956 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1180 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14280 Morohashi
3527 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2418 New Nelson (John Haig)
1172 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1256 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
264 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1976 2001 Kanji
0a6.27 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-2 SKIP code
5560.0 Four corner code
22-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f2 Unicode hex code