Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
horn
Parts:
Variants:
unravel, notes, key, explanation, understanding, untie, undo, solve, answer, cancel, absolve, explain, minute
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
176 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 解 【カイ】 solution (of an equation, inequality, etc.), root (e.g. of a polynomial), solution (to a given problem), answer, explanation, interpretation
  • 解禁 【カイキン】 lifting a ban, raising an embargo, opening a season (hunting, fishing, etc.), publishing contents, revealing information
  • 瓦解 【ガカイ】 collapse, downfall
  • 明解 【メイカイ】 clear explanation
  • 解熱 【ゲネツ】 lowering a fever, alleviation of fever
  • 解脱 【ゲダツ】 liberation from earthly desires and the woes of man, deliverance of one's soul, moksha, mukti, vimukti
  • 雪消 【ユキゲ】 snow melting, water from melting snow
  • 義解 【ギゲ】 explanation (of the meaning), interpretation

Kun reading compounds

  • 解く 【とく】 to untie, to unfasten, to unwrap, to undo, to unbind, to unpack, to unsew, to unstitch, to solve, to work out, to answer, to dispel (misunderstanding, etc.), to clear up, to remove (suspicion), to appease, to dissolve (a contract), to cancel, to remove (a prohibition), to lift (a ban), to raise (a siege), to release (from duty), to relieve, to dismiss, to comb (out), to card, to untangle (hair)
  • 溶かす 【とかす】 to dissolve, to melt
  • 梳かす 【とかす】 to comb out, to brush, to untangle, to unravel
  • 溶ける 【とける】 to melt, to thaw, to fuse, to dissolve
  • 解ける 【とける】 to be solved, to be resolved, to loosen, to come untied, to come undone, to be removed (of restrictions), to be lifted (e.g. a ban), to be broken (spells, curses, etc.), to dissipate (of anger, tension, etc.), to melt away, to ease, to be appeased, to be resolved (of a dispute, misunderstanding, etc.), to be cleared up
  • 解く 【ほどく】 to undo, to untie, to unfasten, to unlace, to unravel, to loosen, to unpack
  • 解ける 【ほどける】 to come loose, to come untied, to come undone, to unravel, to loosen up (e.g. tension)
  • 分かる 【わかる】 to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to see, to get, to follow, to become clear, to be known, to be discovered, to be realized, to be realised, to be found out, I know!, I think so too!

Readings

Japanese names:
さとる、 とけ
Chinese:
jie3, jie4, xie4
Korean:
hae, gae

Spanish

  • desenredar
  • desatar
  • liberar
  • aclarar
  • resolver
  • peinarse
  • aflojar

Portuguese

  • solucionar
  • notas
  • chave
  • explicação
  • compreensão
  • desamarrar
  • desfazer
  • resolveer
  • resposta
  • cancelar
  • absolver
  • explicar
  • deta

French

  • délier
  • notes
  • clé
  • explication
  • compréhension
  • défaire
  • résoudre
  • répondre
  • annuler
  • absoudre
  • expliquer
  • minute
567 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
662 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
632 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
192 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4306 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
577 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
892 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1923 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
474 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
482 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
293 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1651 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1913 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1017 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1375 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1831 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35067 Morohashi
1517 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5548 New Nelson (John Haig)
1814 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1955 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
142 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
769 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2555 2001 Kanji
4g9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
2725.2 Four corner code
1-18-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
89e3 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
promise, approximately, shrink
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
94 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 約 【ヤク】 approximately, about, promise, appointment, engagement, shortening, reduction, simplification, contraction (in phonetics)
  • 約束 【ヤクソク】 promise, agreement, arrangement, one's word, contract, pact, appointment, engagement, date, convention, rule, destiny, fate
  • 締約 【テイヤク】 conclusion of a treaty
  • 成約 【セイヤク】 conclusion of a contract

Kun reading compounds

  • 約まる 【つづまる】 to compress, to shrink
  • 約める 【つづめる】 to abridge, to shorten, to economize
  • 約やか 【つづまやか】 concise, brief, humble, frugal, modest, discrete

Readings

Chinese:
yue1, yao1
Korean:
yag, yo

Spanish

  • promesa
  • aproximadamente
  • encogerse
  • economizar

Portuguese

  • promessa
  • aproximadamente
  • recuar

French

  • environ
  • promettre
  • abréger
  • raccourcir
726 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
621 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
591 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
137 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3499 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
451 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
808 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
211 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
211 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
381 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1516 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1632 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1177 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1374 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27242X Morohashi
1280 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4440 New Nelson (John Haig)
1362 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1462 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
258 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
534 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2752 2001 Kanji
6a3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
2792.0 Four corner code
1-44-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d04 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
ward off, defend, protect, resist
Kun:
ふせ.ぐ
On:
ボウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
331 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 防衛施設庁 【ボウエイシセツチョウ】 (Japanese) Defense Facilities Administration Agency (Defence)
  • 防衛 【ボウエイ】 defense, defence, protection
  • 砂防 【サボウ】 erosion control
  • 攻防 【コウボウ】 offense and defense, offence and defence

Kun reading compounds

  • 防ぐ 【ふせぐ】 to defend against, to protect against, to prevent, to avert, to avoid

Readings

Japanese names:
あた、 う、 ほう
Chinese:
fang2
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • defender
  • proteger
  • aguantar
  • prevenir
  • presa
  • banco

Portuguese

  • desligar
  • defender
  • proteger
  • resistir

French

  • prévenir (un danger)
  • défendre
  • protéger
  • résister
718 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
812 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
791 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
325 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4980 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
680 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
983 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
374 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
513 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
522 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
781 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
725 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
320 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
203 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
242 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1311 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41576 Morohashi
270 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6429 New Nelson (John Haig)
1302 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1399 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
326 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
674 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3645 2001 Kanji
2d4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
1-2-4 SKIP code
7022.7 Four corner code
1-43-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9632 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
stop
Parts:

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 止血 【シケツ】 stopping of bleeding, stanching, hemostasis, haemostasis
  • 止音器 【シオンキ】 (piano) damper
  • 抑止 【ヨクシ】 check, checkmate, stave off, control, restraint, inhibit, deterrent, deterrence
  • 解止 【カイシ】 termination

Kun reading compounds

  • 止まる 【とまる】 to stop (moving), to come to a stop, to stop (doing, working, being supplied), to come to a halt, to cease, to be stopped, to be suspended, to alight, to perch on
  • 止める 【とめる】 to stop, to turn off, to park, to prevent, to suppress (a cough), to hold back (tears), to hold (one's breath), to relieve (pain), to stop (someone from doing something), to dissuade, to forbid, to prohibit, to notice, to be aware of, to concentrate on, to pay attention to, to remember, to bear in mind, to fix (in place), to fasten, to tack, to pin, to nail, to button, to staple, to detain, to keep in custody
  • 留める 【とどめる】 to stop, to stay (e.g. the night), to cease, to put an end to, to contain, to keep (in position, in place), to limit, to record (e.g. a fact), to retain
  • 止め 【とどめ】 finishing blow, coup de grâce
  • 留める 【とどめる】 to stop, to stay (e.g. the night), to cease, to put an end to, to contain, to keep (in position, in place), to limit, to record (e.g. a fact), to retain
  • 止まる 【とどまる】 to remain, to abide, to stay (in the one place), to be limited to, to be confined to, to only account for
  • とどまるところを知らない 【とどまるところをしらない】 knowing no bounds, showing no signs of stopping or slowing down
  • 止める 【やめる】 to stop (an activity), to cease, to discontinue, to end, to quit, to cancel, to abandon, to give up, to abolish, to abstain, to refrain
  • 止む 【やむ】 to cease, to stop, to be over
  • やむを得ない 【やむをえない】 cannot be helped, unavoidable
  • 止す 【よす】 to cease, to desist, to cut it out, to lay off (an activity), to drop (a subject) to abolish, to resign, to give up

Readings

Japanese names:
どめ
Chinese:
zhi3
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • parar
  • cesar
  • dejar de hacer
  • detenerse
  • pararse
  • detener

Portuguese

  • parada

French

  • arrêter
  • cesser
220 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
143 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
129 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
400 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2429 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
552 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
202 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
87 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
477 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
485 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
217 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1127 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3659 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1868 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2545 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
376 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16253 Morohashi
2941 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2954 New Nelson (John Haig)
370 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
396 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
415 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
94 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1273 2001 Kanji
2m2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-2 SKIP code
2110.0 Four corner code
1-27-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b62 Unicode hex code