Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
pig
Parts:
elephant, pattern after, imitate, image, shape, sign (of the times)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
394 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 象 【ショウ】 form, shape, figure, appearance, phenomenon
  • 将棋 【ショウギ】 shogi, Japanese chess
  • 印象 【インショウ】 impression
  • 抽象 【チュウショウ】 abstract
  • 象 【ゾウ】 elephant (Elephantidae spp.)
  • 象牙 【ゾウゲ】 ivory
  • アジア象 【アジアゾウ】 Asian elephant, Indian elephant
  • 海象 【セイウチ】 walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), elephant seal (Mirounga spp.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 象る 【かたどる】 to model on, to make in the shape of, to represent, to pattern after, to imitate, to symbolise

Readings

Japanese names:
きさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiang4
Korean:
sang

Spanish

  • imagen
  • imitar
  • forma
  • figura
  • elefante

Portuguese

  • elefante
  • modelar
  • imitar
  • imagem
  • forma
  • sinal (dos tempos)

French

  • éléphant
  • modèle
  • imiter
  • image
  • forme
  • signe (des temps)
  • phénomène
663 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
540 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
533 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
575 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4472 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
809 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
916 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1761 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
739 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
752 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
939 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1718 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2647 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1350 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1831 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1995 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36372 Morohashi
2134 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5744 New Nelson (John Haig)
1976 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2130 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
591 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2551 2001 Kanji
2n10.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-10 SKIP code
2-6-6 SKIP code
2723.2 Four corner code
1-30-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8c61 Unicode hex code

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 嵌合 【ハメアイ】 fitting together (e.g. nuts and bolts), fit
  • 嵌張 【カンチャン】 wait for the middle tile of a chow

Kun reading compounds

  • 嵌める 【はめる】 to insert, to put in (such that there is a snug fit), to button, to put on (something that envelops, e.g. gloves, ring), to have sex, to fuck, to pigeonhole (into a particular category), to place a ring-shaped object around something (esp. one that restricts freedom, such as handcuffs), to entrap, to set someone up (e.g. frame them for a crime, etc.)
  • 嵌まる 【はまる】 to fit, to get into, to go into, to be fitted with (e.g. door with a window), to be fit for (a job, etc.), to be suited for, to satisfy (conditions), to fall into, to plunge into, to get stuck, to get caught, to be deceived, to be taken in, to fall into a trap, to be addicted to, to be deep into, to be crazy about, to be stuck on

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qian4, qian1
Korean:
gam

Spanish

Portuguese

French

1432 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2897 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
8279 Morohashi
2313 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1497 New Nelson (John Haig)
2229 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2337 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3o9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-9 SKIP code
2-3-8 SKIP code
2278.2 Four corner code
1-54-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5d4c Unicode hex code