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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On reading compounds

  • 語 【ゴ】 word, language, speech
  • 語学 【ゴガク】 study of foreign languages, linguistics
  • 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

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-24-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a9e Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
878 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 恐慌 【キョウコウ】 panic, scare, alarm, panic, financial panic
  • 恐喝 【キョウカツ】 blackmail, extortion, threat (to extort money)
  • 戦々恐々 【センセンキョウキョウ】 trembling with fear, filled with trepidation
  • 最恐 【サイキョウ】 scariest, most frightening

Kun reading compounds

  • 恐れる 【おそれる】 to fear, to be afraid of
  • 恐る 【おそる】 to fear, to be afraid
  • 恐る恐る 【おそるおそる】 fearfully, timidly, nervously, cautiously, gingerly
  • 恐ろしい 【おそろしい】 terrible, dreadful, terrifying, frightening, surprising, startling, tremendous, amazing
  • 恐ろしい思いをする 【おそろしいおもいをする】 to find oneself fearful, to have an awful time
  • 怖い 【こわい】 scary, frightening, eerie, dreadful
  • 怖いもの見たさ 【こわいものみたさ】 curiosity of fear, urge to look at something frightening, wanting to take a peek at something unpleasant
  • 怖がる 【こわがる】 to be afraid of, to fear, to dread, to be nervous (about), to be shy (of)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kong3
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • miedo
  • temor
  • sobrecogimiento
  • tener miedo
  • temer
  • temible
  • pavoroso
  • espantoso

Portuguese

  • medo
  • temer
  • temor

French

  • peur
  • épouvante
  • crainte
1167 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
951 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1685 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1163 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
537 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1602 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1709 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
759 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
780 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3283 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1696 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2306 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
620 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10552X Morohashi
2650 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1853 New Nelson (John Haig)
613 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
660 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
497 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1330 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3158 2001 Kanji
4k6.19 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-4 SKIP code
1733.1 Four corner code
1-22-18 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6050 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
move, motion, change, confusion, shift, shake
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
73 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 動 【ドウ】 motion
  • 動員 【ドウイン】 mobilization, mobilisation
  • 人事異動 【ジンジイドウ】 personnel change, personnel shift, reshuffle, (annual) staff reassignment
  • 異動 【イドウ】 (personnel) change, transfer, relocation, reassignment, reshuffle

Kun reading compounds

  • 動く 【うごく】 to move, to stir, to shift, to shake, to swing, to operate, to run, to go, to work, to make a move, to take action, to act, to go into action, to be touched, to be influenced, to change, to vary, to fluctuate, to waver, to be transferred
  • 動く歩道 【うごくほどう】 moving walkway, moving sidewalk, travelator
  • 動かす 【うごかす】 to move, to shift, to stir, to budge, to change position, to inspire, to rouse, to move (e.g. feeling), to influence, to change, to alter, to deny, to operate, to set in motion, to get going, to mobilize (e.g. troops), to mobilise, to deploy, to manage (e.g. funds)

Readings

Japanese names:
るぎ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dong4
Korean:
dong

Spanish

  • mover
  • movimiento
  • moverse
  • trasladar

Portuguese

  • mover
  • movimento
  • mudança
  • jáfusão
  • trocar
  • agitar

French

  • bouger
  • mouvement
  • changement
  • confusion
  • secouer
296 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
384 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
362 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
86 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
730 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
169 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
130 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
231 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
231 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
64 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
221 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2232 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1583 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1692 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2390 Morohashi
1778 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
549 New Nelson (John Haig)
1676 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1806 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
47 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
385 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2245 2001 Kanji
2g9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-2 SKIP code
2412.7 Four corner code
1-38-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52d5 Unicode hex code

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 (e.g. the use of red roses to signify love), floriography

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