Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
word, speech, language
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
301 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 語 【ゴ】 language, word
  • 語学 【ゴガク】 study of language, linguistics, foreign language study
  • 標語 【ヒョウゴ】 motto, slogan, catchword
  • 造語 【ゾウゴ】 coined word, coinage, neologism

Kun reading compounds

  • 語る 【かたる】 to talk about, to speak of, to tell, to narrate, to recite, to chant, to indicate, to show
  • 語るに落ちる 【かたるにおちる】 to let slip a secret, to let the cat out of the bag
  • 語らう 【かたらう】 to talk, to tell, to recite, to pledge, to conspire with

Readings

Chinese:
yu3, yu4
Korean:
eo

Spanish

  • palabra
  • discurso
  • lenguaje
  • hablar
  • conversar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • palavra
  • discurso
  • língua

French

  • langage
  • mot
  • raconter
209 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
124 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
112 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
274 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4374 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
231 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
87 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2136 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
67 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
67 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
154 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1685 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1944 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1402 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
353 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35533 Morohashi
1543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5628 New Nelson (John Haig)
347 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
371 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
211 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
231 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0166.1 Four corner code
24-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a9e Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
bristle, beard
Parts:
shape, form, style
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
418 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 形 【ケイ】 form, tense, adjective, i-adjective (in Japanese)
  • 形式 【ケイシキ】 form (as opposed to substance), formality, method, system, style, format, mode, appearance, form (something takes), math expression
  • 造形 【ゾウケイ】 molding, moulding, shaping, modelling (i.e. plastic arts), modeling
  • 体型 【タイケイ】 figure, body shape, build, physique, form, somatotype, biotype, habitus, (type of) physique
  • 形相 【ギョウソウ】 look (esp. an angry or upset look), expression
  • 奇形 【キケイ】 deformity, malformation, strange shape, unusual shape
  • 大仰 【オオギョウ】 exaggeration

Kun reading compounds

  • 形 【かた】 shape, appearance, collateral, obverse of an old "zeni" coin
  • 形 【かたち】 form, shape, figure, visage
  • 借金のカタ 【しゃっきんのカタ】 security for a loan, collateral
  • 館 【やかた】 mansion, palace, manor house, castle, nobleman, noblewoman, dignitary, cabin (on a boat, carriage, etc.)
  • 形 【かたち】 form, shape, figure, visage
  • 形作る 【かたちづくる】 to form, to shape, to make, to mold, to mould, to build up
  • 顔かたち 【かおかたち】 features, looks
  • 姿形 【すがたかたち】 appearance, figure, shape, form
  • 形 【なり】 style, way, shape, form, appearance, state
  • 形体 【なりかたち】 one's appearance
  • 生成り 【きなり】 unbleached cloth, unbleached colour (color), unbleached, undyed
  • 二形 【ふたなり】 hermaphrodite, androgyny, hermaphroditism

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
xing2
Korean:
hyeong

Spanish

  • forma
  • figura
  • tipo

Portuguese

  • forma
  • formulário
  • estilo

French

  • forme
  • style
200 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
115 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
104 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
408 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1589 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
223 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
518 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
414 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
395 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
399 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
509 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
615 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1050 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
565 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
749 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1727 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9969 Morohashi
846 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1713 New Nelson (John Haig)
1711 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1847 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
306 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
141 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3260 2001 Kanji
3j4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-3 SKIP code
1242.2 Four corner code
23-33 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f62 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
go
Parts:
Variants:
unusual, change, strange
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
238 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 変 【ヘン】 strange, odd, peculiar, weird, curious, queer, eccentric, funny, suspicious, fishy, unexpected, change, incident, disturbance, disaster, accident, flat
  • 変化 【ヘンカ】 change, variation, alteration, mutation, transition, transformation, transfiguration, metamorphosis, variety, diversity, inflection, declension, conjugation, sidestepping
  • 政変 【セイヘン】 political disturbance, political change, change of government, political upheaval, overthrowing of a government, coup d'état, coup, revolution
  • 異変 【イヘン】 unusual event, strange occurrence, strange phenomenon, something abnormal, change (for the worse), accident, disaster

Kun reading compounds

  • 変わる 【かわる】 to change, to be transformed, to be altered, to vary, to move to, to be different, to be uncommon, to be unusual
  • 変わり 【かわり】 change, alteration, difference, distinction, something wrong, abnormality, unusual event, accident, incident
  • 変わり種 【かわりだね】 something out of the ordinary, variant, variety, exception, novelty, person with an unusual character or background, unique figure, exceptional type, eccentric, oddball
  • 変える 【かえる】 to change, to alter, to transform, to convert, to turn, to vary, to reform, to revise, to amend

Readings

Chinese:
bian4
Korean:
byeon

Spanish

  • inusual
  • extraño
  • cambio
  • cambiar
  • alterar
  • modificar

Portuguese

  • raro
  • mudança
  • estranhar

French

  • insolite
  • étrange
  • changer
509 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
609 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
581 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
324 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
306 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
191 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
443 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
970 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
257 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
257 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
222 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
401 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2569 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1311 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1782 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1761 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5703 Morohashi
2069 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1119 New Nelson (John Haig)
1745 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1882 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
254 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
532 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
467 2001 Kanji
2j7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-6-3 SKIP code
0024.7 Four corner code
0040.7 Four corner code
42-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5909 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
spoon
Parts:
change, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
89 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 化 【カ】 action of making something, -ification
  • 化学 【カガク】 chemistry
  • 機械化 【キカイカ】 mechanization, mechanisation, computerization
  • 民営化 【ミンエイカ】 privatization, privatisation
  • 化粧 【ケショウ】 make-up, makeup, cosmetics
  • 化粧水 【ケショウスイ】 face lotion
  • 応化 【オウゲ】 assumption of a suitable form (by a buddha or bodhisattva)
  • 教化 【キョウケ】 guidance, teaching people and leading them to Buddhism

Kun reading compounds

  • 化ける 【ばける】 to take the form of (esp. in ref. to a spirit, fox, raccoon dog, etc.), to assume the shape of, to turn oneself into, to transform oneself into, to disguise oneself as, to change radically, to metamorphose, to improve unexpectedly and dramatically (esp. of an actor, artist, rikishi, etc.)
  • 化かす 【ばかす】 to bewitch, to confuse, to enchant, to delude
  • 老ける 【ふける】 to age, to grow old (esp. in appearance), to show marks of age

Readings

Chinese:
hua4
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • cambiar
  • transformarse
  • modificarse
  • disfrazarse

Portuguese

  • mudança
  • tomar a forma de
  • influência
  • encantar
  • iludir
  • seduzir
  • -isação

French

  • transformation
  • prendre la forme de
  • maquillage
  • influence
  • fantôme
  • enchanter
  • tromper
  • chimie
  • -isation
163 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
258 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
238 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
100 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
350 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
76 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
378 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
56 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
254 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
254 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
414 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
55 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
22 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
12 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
12 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1017 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2572X Morohashi
21 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
580 New Nelson (John Haig)
1008 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1083 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
104 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
242 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2156 2001 Kanji
2a2.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-2 SKIP code
2121.0 Four corner code
2421.0 Four corner code
18-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5316 Unicode hex code