Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
Variants:
read
Kun:
よ.む-よ.み
On:
ドクトクトウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
618 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 読書 【ドクショ】 reading
  • 読者 【ドクシャ】 reader
  • 積ん読 【ツンドク】 buying books and not reading them, stockpiling books, books bought but not read
  • 必読 【ヒツドク】 must-read, required reading
  • 読書 【ドクショ】 reading
  • 読本 【トクホン】 reading-book, reader, guidebook, manual, textbook (esp. a pre-war elementary school Japanese language textbook)
  • 読点 【トウテン】 comma
  • 句読 【クトウ】 breaks and pauses (in a sentence), punctuation, way of reading (esp. kanbun)

Kun reading compounds

  • 読む 【よむ】 to read, to count, to guess, to predict, to read (someone's thoughts), to see (e.g. into someone's heart), to divine

Readings

Japanese names:
よみ
Chinese:
du2, dou4
Korean:
dog, du

Spanish

  • leer

Portuguese

  • leia

French

  • lire
123 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
206 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
189 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
484 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4375 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
55 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
88 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2142 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
244 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
244 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
180 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1689 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1943 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1038 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1401 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
354 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35580P Morohashi
1541 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5629 New Nelson (John Haig)
348 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
372 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
323 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
233 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
7a7.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0461.2 Four corner code
38-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8aad Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
square
Parts:
direction, person, alternative
Kun:
かた-かた-がた
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
46 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 方 【ホウ】 direction, way, side, area (in a particular direction), side (of an argument, etc.), one's part, type, category, field (of study, etc.), indicates one side of a comparison, way, method, manner, means, length (of each side of a square)
  • 方言 【ホウゲン】 dialect
  • 途方 【トホウ】 way, destination, reason
  • 右方 【ウホウ】 right side, style of Japanese court music

Kun reading compounds

  • 方 【かた】 direction, way, person, lady, gentleman, method of, manner of, way of, care of ..., person in charge of ..., side (e.g. "on my mother's side")
  • 方々 【かたがた】 they (of people), gentlemen (of the ...), you (usu. plural), various
  • 親方 【おやかた】 master, boss, chief, foreman, supervisor, stable master, craftsman, artisan, foster parent
  • 出方 【でかた】 attitude, approach, move, theater usher, theatre usher

Readings

Japanese names:
から、 な、 なた、 ふさ、 まさ、 みち、 も、 わ
Chinese:
fang1
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • dirección
  • lado
  • cuadrado
  • método
  • manera
  • persona
  • forma de hacer

Portuguese

  • direção
  • pessoa
  • alternativa

French

  • direction
  • personne
  • alternative
138 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
223 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
204 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
28 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2082 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
26 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
182 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
85 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
70 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
70 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
43 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
957 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2459 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1243 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1709 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
501 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13620 Morohashi
1963 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2389 New Nelson (John Haig)
490 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
529 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
25 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
102 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
445 2001 Kanji
4h0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
3-3-1 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
42-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65b9 Unicode hex code