Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
pierce, 8 1/3lbs, penetrate, brace
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1156 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 貫 【カン】 kan (obs. unit of weight, approx. 3.75 kg, 8.3 lb), kan (obs. unit of currency), pieces of sushi
  • 貫通 【カンツウ】 piercing, penetrating, perforating, passing through, being well versed (in something)
  • 終始一貫 【シュウシイッカン】 consistently, unchangingly, throughout
  • 縦貫 【ジュウカン】 running through, traversal

Kun reading compounds

  • 貫く 【つらぬく】 to go through, to pierce, to penetrate, to run through (e.g. a river through a city), to pass through, to stick to (opinion, principles, etc.), to carry out, to persist with, to keep (e.g. faith), to maintain (e.g. independence)
  • 貫 【ぬき】 crosspiece (between pillars, etc.), penetrating tie beam
  • 貫き通す 【つらぬきとおす】 to go through, to pierce, to penetrate, to stick to (opinion, principles, etc.), to carry out, to persist with, to keep (e.g. faith), to maintain (e.g. independence)
  • 吹き抜き 【ふきぬき】 stairwell, atrium, streamer, pennant
  • 指貫 【さしぬき】 type of hakama worn in ancient times

Readings

Japanese names:
つら、 ぬく
Chinese:
guan4
Korean:
gwan

Spanish

  • perforar
  • penetrar
  • desempeñar
  • cumplir

Portuguese

  • furar
  • medida de peso com 8 1/ 3 lbs
  • penetrar
  • gancho

French

  • percer
  • kan (= 3750 g)
  • pénétrer
  • cohérence
  • soutien (renfort)
1102 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1128 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2469 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1198 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1778 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1754 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
914 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
936 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1714 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1725 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3112 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1593 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2174 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
103 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36681 Morohashi
2460 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5778 New Nelson (John Haig)
102 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
106 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1487 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3661 2001 Kanji
7b4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-7 SKIP code
7780.6 Four corner code
20-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8cab Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
life
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
29 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生育 【セイイク】 birth and growth, giving birth and raising, development, breeding
  • 回生 【カイセイ】 resurrection, resuscitation, regeneration, university student in ... year
  • 公衆衛生 【コウシュウエイセイ】 sanitation, public health
  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生家 【セイカ】 house where one was born, parents' house
  • 転生 【テンセイ】 transmigration of souls, reincarnation
  • 殺生 【セッショウ】 killing, destruction of life, barbarous, callous, brutal, cruel, heartless

Kun reading compounds

  • 生きる 【いきる】 to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to be in effect, to be in use, to function, to come to life, to be enlivened, to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
  • 生きる力 【いきるちから】 zest for living, energy to live
  • 生かす 【いかす】 to make (the best) use of, to put to good use, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.), to capitalise on (experience, etc.), to let live, to keep alive, to revive, to resuscitate, to bring back to life, to restore (a deleted passage; in proofreading)
  • 生ける 【いける】 to arrange (flowers), to plant, living, live
  • 生ける屍 【いけるしかばね】 living corpse
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生む 【うむ】 to give birth, to bear (child), to lay (eggs), to produce, to yield, to give rise to, to deliver
  • 生う 【おう】 to grow, to spring up, to cut (teeth)
  • 生える 【はえる】 to grow, to spring up, to sprout, to cut (teeth)
  • 生やす 【はやす】 to grow, to cultivate, to wear a beard
  • 生 【き】 pure, undiluted, raw, crude
  • 生地 【きじ】 cloth, fabric, material, texture, dough, batter, inherent quality, one's true character, one's true colours, unglazed pottery, skin with no make-up
  • 生 【なま】 raw, uncooked, fresh, natural, as it is, unedited, unprocessed, unprotected (sex), live (i.e. not recorded), inexperienced, unpolished, green, crude, impudence, sauciness, unpasteurized beer, draft beer, draught beer, just a little, somehow, vaguely, partially, somewhat, half-, semi-, insufficient, incomplete, half-baked, half-hearted, perfunctory, cash, tipsiness
  • 生り 【なまり】 boiled and half-dried bonito
  • お生 【おなま】 impudence, sauciness
  • 現生 【げんなま】 real money, cash
  • 生る 【なる】 to bear fruit
  • 生す 【なす】 to have a child
  • 生す 【むす】 to grow (of moss, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あさ、 いき、 いく、 いけ、 うぶ、 うまい、 え、 おい、 ぎゅう、 くるみ、 ごせ、 さ、 じょう、 すぎ、 そ、 そう、 ちる、 なば、 にう、 にゅう、 ふ、 み、 もう、 よい、 りゅう
Chinese:
sheng1
Korean:
saeng

Spanish

  • vida
  • nacimiento
  • vivir
  • existir
  • nacer
  • dar a luz
  • puro
  • crudo

Portuguese

  • vida
  • genuína
  • nascimento

French

  • vie
  • naissance
  • authentique
  • cru
34 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
42 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
29 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2991 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
67 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
71 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
214 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
44 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
44 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
49 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1327 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4309 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2933 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1569 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21670 Morohashi
3497 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3715 New Nelson (John Haig)
1555 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1675 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
9 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
43 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2472 2001 Kanji
0a5.29 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2510.0 Four corner code
32-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
751f Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece
Kun:
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
414 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 葉 【ヨウ】 counter for leaves, pieces of paper, etc., counter for boats
  • 葉胃 【ヨウイ】 omasum, psalterium, third compartment of the stomach in ruminants
  • 枝葉 【シヨウ】 branches and leaves, foliage, unimportant details, nonessentials, side issue, digression
  • 中葉 【チュウヨウ】 about the middle (of an era), middle lobe (right lung), median lobe (prostate)

Kun reading compounds

  • 葉 【は】 leaf, blade (of grass), (pine) needle
  • 葉書 【はがき】 postcard, memo, note, card
  • 枝葉 【しよう】 branches and leaves, foliage, unimportant details, nonessentials, side issue, digression
  • 一葉 【いちよう】 one leaf, one page, one sheet, one card, one photo, one boat

Readings

Japanese names:
よ、 わ
Chinese:
xie2, ye4, she4
Korean:
yeob, seob

Spanish

  • hoja
  • contador de cosas planas
  • follaje

Portuguese

  • folha
  • avião
  • ponta
  • agulha
  • lâmina
  • lança
  • sufixo p/ contagem de coisas chatas

French

  • feuille
  • lobe
  • aiguille
  • brin (herbe)
  • fragment
  • compteur d'objets plats
327 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
428 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
405 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
405 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4001 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
179 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
870 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1991 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
253 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
253 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
569 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
663 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2912 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1497 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2024 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
233 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31387P Morohashi
2321 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5129 New Nelson (John Haig)
228 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
243 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
275 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
412 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k9.21 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-9 SKIP code
2-3-8 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
45-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8449 Unicode hex code