Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
part of speech, words, poetry
Kun:
ことば
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1636 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 詞 【シ】 words, writing, lyrics, ci (form of Chinese poetry), independent word
  • 詞華集 【シカシュウ】 anthology (of poems), florilegium
  • 作詞 【サクシ】 (writing) song lyrics
  • 固有名詞 【コユウメイシ】 proper noun

Kun reading compounds

  • 言葉 【ことば】 language, dialect, word, phrase, expression, term, speech, (manner of) speaking, (use of) language, words, remark, statement, comment, learning to speak, language acquisition
  • 詞書き 【ことばがき】 foreword to a collection of poems, preface, explanatory notes, captions
  • 枕詞 【まくらことば】 pillow word, decorative word used prefixally in classical Japanese literature, preface, introduction
  • 花言葉 【はなことば】 language of flowers, floriography, flower symbolism, e.g. red roses mean love

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ci2
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • parte de oración
  • palabras
  • poesía

Portuguese

  • parte de discurso
  • palavras
  • poesia

French

  • partie du discours
  • mots
  • poésie
799 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
890 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
879 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1624 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4335 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
807 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
900 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1665 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
843 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
862 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1205 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1671 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1897 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1007 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1363 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1883 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35394 Morohashi
1503 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5582 New Nelson (John Haig)
1865 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2009 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
946 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3049 2001 Kanji
7a5.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-5 SKIP code
0762.0 Four corner code
1-27-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a5e Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
splendor, flower, petal, shine, luster, ostentatious, showy, gay, gorgeous
Kun:
はな
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1085 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 華 【カ】 flashiness, showiness, brilliance, splendor, bloom, flowers
  • 華僑 【カキョウ】 overseas Chinese
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering, floral tribute, laying flowers
  • 精華 【セイカ】 essence, quintessence, flower, glory
  • 華厳 【ケゴン】 avatamsa (flower adornment, as a metaphor for becoming a buddha), Avatamska sutra, Kegon (sect of Buddhism)
  • 花かご 【ハナカゴ】 flower basket, flower basket (or plate) used for flower-scattering rituals
  • 法華 【ホッケ】 Nichiren sect, Tendai sect, Lotus Sutra
  • 天花 【テンゲ】 flowers that bloom in the heavens, paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image

Kun reading compounds

  • 花 【はな】 flower, blossom, bloom, petal, cherry blossom, beauty, blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), ikebana, hanafuda, (the) best, glorious, lovely
  • 華やか 【はなやか】 showy, brilliant, gorgeous, florid, gay
  • 武士道の華 【ぶしどうのはな】 flower of chivalry (Bushido)
  • 雪の花 【ゆきのはな】 snowdrop (Galanthus spp.), snow falling like flower petals, snow on a tree resembling a flower, red snow

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hua2, hua4, hua1
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • flor
  • pétalo
  • esplendor
  • vistoso

Portuguese

  • esplendor
  • flor
  • pétala
  • brilho
  • lustre
  • ostentação
  • gritante
  • alegre
  • maravilhoso

French

  • splendeur
  • fleur
  • pétale
  • briller
  • lustre
  • ostentatoire
  • voyant
  • magnifique
1046 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
807 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3955 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1409 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1704 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1266 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1074 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1122 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1323 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
656 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2841 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1465 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1973 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1595 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31119 Morohashi
2283 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5058 New Nelson (John Haig)
1581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1704 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1386 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
4-10-4 SKIP code
2-4-6 SKIP code
4450.4 Four corner code
1-18-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
83ef Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
small bird
Parts:
gather, meet, congregate, swarm, flock
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
210 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 集 【シュウ】 collection, compilation
  • 集荷 【シュウカ】 collection of cargo (esp. produce, etc.), cargo booking
  • 句集 【クシュウ】 collection of haiku poems
  • 歌集 【カシュウ】 collection of waka poems, anthology, songbook

Kun reading compounds

  • 集まる 【あつまる】 to gather, to collect, to assemble
  • 集める 【あつめる】 to collect, to assemble, to gather
  • 集う 【つどう】 to meet, to assemble, to congregate

Readings

Japanese names:
あつまり、 ず
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji2
Korean:
jib

Spanish

  • reunir
  • coleccionar
  • reunirse

Portuguese

  • juntar
  • reunião
  • congregar
  • enxame
  • bando

French

  • rassembler
  • réunir
  • collection
  • grouiller
  • attroupement
243 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
324 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
309 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
168 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5031 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
279 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
272 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1779 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.8 Japanese for Busy People
436 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
442 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
224 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1851 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3445 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1772 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2413 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
566 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41974 Morohashi
2771 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6500 New Nelson (John Haig)
559 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
601 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
224 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
399 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2464 2001 Kanji
8c4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-4 SKIP code
2090.4 Four corner code
1-29-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96c6 Unicode hex code