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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

6 strokes (also 5)
Radical:
melon
Parts:
melon
Kun:
うり
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
2459 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 瓜蒂 【カテイ】 stem and calyx of muskmelon (used in traditional Chinese medicine)
  • 瓜田 【カデン】 melon field, melon patch
  • 種なし西瓜 【タネナシスイカ】 seedless watermelon
  • 木瓜 【ボケ】 Japanese quince (Chaenomeles speciosa), flowering quince
  • 木瓜 【ボケ】 Japanese quince (Chaenomeles speciosa), flowering quince
  • 草木瓜 【クサボケ】 dwarf Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica), (Japanese) flowering quince, Maule's quince, japonica

Kun reading compounds

  • 瓜 【うり】 melon, gourd
  • ウリ科 【ウリか】 Cucurbitaceae, gourd family
  • 毛瓜 【もううり】 Okinawan yellow cucumber
  • 赤瓜 【あかもううい】 Okinawan yellow cucumber

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
gua1
Korean:
gwa

Spanish

  • melón

Portuguese

French

  • melon
2973 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1888 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
305 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3789 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2626 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1895 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21371X Morohashi
3038 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3686 New Nelson (John Haig)
1877 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2022 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2662 2001 Kanji
0a6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
7223.0 Four corner code
17-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
74dc Unicode hex code