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

7 strokes (also 6)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
return, answer, fade, repay
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
685 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 返済 【ヘンサイ】 repayment, reimbursement, refund, redemption
  • 返還 【ヘンカン】 return, restoration
  • 代返 【ダイヘン】 answer a roll call for another
  • 往返 【オウヘン】 round trip

Kun reading compounds

  • 返す 【かえす】 to return (something), to restore, to put back, to turn over, to turn upside down, to overturn, to pay back, to retaliate, to reciprocate, to respond (with), to retort, to reply, to say back, to do ... back (e.g. speak back, throw back), to do again, to do repeatedly
  • 返す返す 【かえすがえす】 repeatedly, to a tremendous extent
  • 返る 【かえる】 to return, to come back, to go back, to turn over, to become extremely, to become completely

Readings

Chinese:
fan3
Korean:
ban

Spanish

  • regresar
  • devolver

Portuguese

  • retornar
  • responder
  • desvanecer
  • pagar

French

  • rendre
  • répondre
  • s'estomper
  • rembourser
316 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
412 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
389 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
586 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4670 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
307 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
950 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.11 Japanese for Busy People
442 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
448 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
184 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
681 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3797 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1940 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2633 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
733 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38758P Morohashi
3060 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6020 New Nelson (John Haig)
725 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
782 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
477 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
289 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3367 2001 Kanji
2q4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-4 SKIP code
3130.4 Four corner code
42-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8fd4 Unicode hex code