Jisho

×

12 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
expense, cost, spend, consume, waste
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
321 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 費 【ヒ】 cost, expense
  • 費用 【ヒヨウ】 cost, expense
  • 固定費 【コテイヒ】 fixed cost, fixed expense
  • 交際費 【コウサイヒ】 entertainment expenses

Kun reading compounds

  • 費やす 【ついやす】 to spend, to expend, to consume, to waste, to squander, to throw away, to devote
  • 費える 【ついえる】 to be used up (e.g. one's savings), to dwindle away, to be wasted (time, effort, etc.)

Readings

Chinese:
fei4
Korean:
bi

Spanish

  • gasto
  • coste
  • gastar

Portuguese

  • despesa
  • custo
  • gastar
  • consumir
  • perder

French

  • dépense
  • coût
  • dépenser
  • consommer
  • gaspiller
495 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
596 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
567 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
337 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4497 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
608 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
925 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
749 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
762 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
858 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1732 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3221 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1670 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2261 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1246 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36717 Morohashi
2607 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5786 New Nelson (John Haig)
1238 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1326 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
352 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
598 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1961 2001 Kanji
7b5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-7 SKIP code
5580.6 Four corner code
1-40-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8cbb Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
use 用 (甩)
Parts:
utilize, business, service, use, employ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
107 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 用 【ヨウ】 business, task, errand, engagement, use, purpose, for the use of ..., used for ..., made for ..., call of nature, excretion
  • 用意 【ヨウイ】 preparation, arrangements, provision, getting ready, laying out (e.g. a meal)
  • 登用 【トウヨウ】 appointment, assignment, promotion
  • 効用 【コウヨウ】 use, utility, effect, benefit

Kun reading compounds

  • 用いる 【もちいる】 to use, to make use of, to utilize, to utilise

Readings

Japanese names:
たから
Chinese:
yong4
Korean:
yong

Spanish

  • uso
  • empleo
  • trabajo
  • usar
  • hacer uso de

Portuguese

  • utilizar
  • negócios
  • serviço
  • usar
  • empregar

French

  • se servir de
  • affaires
  • service
  • utiliser
  • employer
146 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
235 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
215 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
102 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2993 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
110 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
219 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
193 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
107 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
107 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
308 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1329 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3694 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1889 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2569 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1189 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21703 Morohashi
2976 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3721 New Nelson (John Haig)
1181 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1265 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
177 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
116 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3653 2001 Kanji
2r3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
1-45-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7528 Unicode hex code

便

9 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
convenience, facility, excrement, feces, letter, chance
Kun:
たよ.り
On:
ベンビン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
729 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 便 【ベン】 convenience, service, facility, accommodation, excreta (esp. faeces), excrement, stool
  • 便宜 【ベンギ】 convenience, accommodation, advantage, benefit, expediency
  • 利便 【リベン】 convenience
  • 大便 【ダイベン】 feces, excrement, shit
  • 便 【ビン】 flight (e.g. airline flight), trip (e.g. train trip), service, mail, post, letter, opportunity, chance
  • 便宜 【ベンギ】 convenience, accommodation, advantage, benefit, expediency
  • 穏便 【オンビン】 gentle, peaceable, amicable, quiet, without fuss, simply
  • 増便 【ゾウビン】 increase in the number of flights

Kun reading compounds

  • 便り 【たより】 news, tidings, information, correspondence, letter
  • 便りがないのはよい便り 【たよりがないのはよいたより】 no news is good news

Readings

Chinese:
bian4, pian2
Korean:
pyeon, byeon

Spanish

  • conveniencia
  • excremento
  • noticias
  • correspondencia
  • carta

Portuguese

  • conveniência

French

  • commodité
  • courrier
  • vol (avion)
  • nouvelles
510 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
610 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
582 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
578 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
450 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
265 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
118 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.8 Japanese for Busy People
330 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
330 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
227 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
101 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
105 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
71 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
75 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1000 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
659 Morohashi
95 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
219 New Nelson (John Haig)
991 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1066 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
533 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2166 2001 Kanji
2a7.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-7 SKIP code
2124.6 Four corner code
1-42-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4fbf Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
dish
Parts:
benefit, gain, profit, advantage
Kun:
ま.す
On:
エキヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
674 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 益 【エキ】 benefit, use, good, advantage, gain, profit, gains
  • 益金 【エキキン】 profit
  • 増益 【ゾウエキ】 increased (profit)
  • 公益 【コウエキ】 public interest, public benefit, public good
  • 益 【エキ】 benefit, use, good, advantage, gain, profit, gains
  • 益体もない 【ヤクタイモナイ】 useless, worthless, absurd, baloney
  • 現世利益 【ゲンセリヤク】 benefits gained in this world through observance of the Buddhist teachings, happiness gained in this world through observance of the Buddhist teachings

Kun reading compounds

  • 益々 【ますます】 increasingly, more and more, decreasingly (when declining), less and less
  • 益人 【ますひと】 people, subjects, populace

Readings

Japanese names:
まし、 ます
Chinese:
yi4
Korean:
ig

Spanish

  • beneficio
  • ganancia
  • ventaja
  • provecho

Portuguese

  • benefício
  • ganho
  • lucro
  • vantagem

French

  • bénéfice
  • gain
  • profit
  • avantage
742 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
648 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
619 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
825 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
597 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
631 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1553 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1201 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
716 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
729 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
921 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1370 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2849 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1468 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1978 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1899 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22972P Morohashi
2285 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3891 New Nelson (John Haig)
1881 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2026 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
707 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
974 2001 Kanji
2o8.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
2-5-5 SKIP code
2-2-8 SKIP code
8010.7 Four corner code
1-17-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
76ca Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
part, minute of time, segment, share, degree, one's lot, duty, understand, know, rate, 1%, chances, shaku/100
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
24 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 分 【ブン】 part, segment, share, ration, rate, degree, one's lot, one's status, relation, duty, kind, lot, relationship, connection, correspondence, in proportion to, just as much as
  • 分化 【ブンカ】 specialization, specialisation, differentiation
  • 応分 【オウブン】 according to one's abilities, appropriate, reasonable
  • 細分 【サイブン】 subdivision (into small parts)
  • 分 【フン】 minute (unit of time), fun (one tenth of a monme, 5.787 grains)
  • 分別 【フンベツ】 discretion, prudence, good sense, judgement, judgment, wisdom, discernment
  • 毎分 【マイフン】 every minute, per minute
  • 壊変毎分 【カイヘンマイフン】 disintegration per minute, dpm
  • 分 【ブ】 one-tenth, one percent (one-tenth of a wari), 3 mm (one-tenth of a sun), 2.4 mm (one-tenth of a mon, a traditional unit used to measure shoe sizes), 0.1 degree (one-tenth of a do, used to measure body temperature on any temperature scale), one-quarter of a ryō (obsolete unit of currency), thickness, advantageous circumstances, one-tenth of a monme of silver
  • 分 【ブン】 part, segment, share, ration, rate, degree, one's lot, one's status, relation, duty, kind, lot, relationship, connection, correspondence, in proportion to, just as much as
  • 一分 【イチブ】 one tenth, one hundredth, one percent, one tenth of a sun, one quarter ryō (an old coin)
  • 節分 【セツブン】 last day of winter in the traditional Japanese calendar (usually February 3 or 4), holiday for end of winter (accompanied by a bean scattering ceremony), last day of any season (according to the traditional Japanese calendar)

Kun reading compounds

  • 分ける 【わける】 to divide (into), to split (into), to part, to separate, to divide up, to classify, to sort out, to divide out, to share, to distribute, to deal out, to dish out, to distinguish, to discriminate, to differentiate (between), to break up (a fight), to mediate, to call a draw, to tie, to push one's way through (a crowd), to sell
  • 分け 【わけ】 sharing, division, draw, tie
  • 分ける 【わける】 to divide (into), to split (into), to part, to separate, to divide up, to classify, to sort out, to divide out, to share, to distribute, to deal out, to dish out, to distinguish, to discriminate, to differentiate (between), to break up (a fight), to mediate, to call a draw, to tie, to push one's way through (a crowd), to sell
  • 申し訳 【もうしわけ】 apology, excuse
  • 追分 【おいわけ】 forked road
  • 分かれる 【わかれる】 to branch, to fork, to diverge, to separate, to split, to divide, to disperse, to scatter
  • 分かる 【わかる】 to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to see, to get, to follow, to become clear, to be known, to be discovered, to be realized, to be realised, to be found out, I know!, I think so too!
  • 分かつ 【わかつ】 to divide, to separate, to share, to distribute, to distinguish

Readings

Japanese names:
いた、 わけ
Chinese:
fen1, fen4
Korean:
bun

Spanish

  • parte
  • segmento
  • minuto
  • dividir
  • separar

Portuguese

  • parte
  • minuto
  • segmento
  • grau
  • dever
  • compreender
  • saber
  • valor
  • 1%
  • oportunidades
  • shaku/100

French

  • portion
  • minute
  • section
  • part
  • degré
  • son lot dans la vie
  • comprendre
  • savoir
  • devoir
  • taux
  • 1%
  • chances
  • bu = 1/100 de shaku = 3.03 mm
133 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
218 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
199 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
35 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
578 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
35 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
22 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
64 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
38 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
38 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
180 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2466 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1247 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1713 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
788 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1853 Morohashi
1972 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
454 New Nelson (John Haig)
781 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
844 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
28 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
101 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2045 2001 Kanji
2o2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
8022.7 Four corner code
1-42-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5206 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
chop, divide, tear, analyze
On:
セキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
980 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 析出 【セキシュツ】 separation, deposition, precipitation
  • 透析 【トウセキ】 dialysis
  • 人工透析 【ジンコウトウセキ】 (artificial) dialysis

Readings

Chinese:
xi1
Korean:
seog

Spanish

  • tajar
  • cortar
  • dividir
  • romper

Portuguese

  • picar
  • dividir
  • lágrima
  • analisar

French

  • analyser
  • hacher
  • déchirer
  • diviser
1482 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1365 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2194 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1634 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1420 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1393 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1482 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
985 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1077 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1072 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
578 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
766 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1135 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14538 Morohashi
862 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2574 New Nelson (John Haig)
1126 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1207 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1195 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1854 2001 Kanji
4a4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
4292.1 Four corner code
1-32-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6790 Unicode hex code