Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
Variants:
intelligent, wise, wisdom, cleverness
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1159 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 賢 【ケン】 intelligence, genius, scholarship, virtue
  • 賢人 【ケンジン】 wise person, virtuous person, sage, unrefined sake
  • 遺賢 【イケン】 able men left out of office
  • 聖賢 【セイケン】 saints and sages

Kun reading compounds

  • 賢い 【かしこい】 wise, clever, smart, well-behaved (esp. children and pets), obedient, good

Readings

Japanese names:
かた、 さか、 さと、 さとし、 たか、 たて、 のり、 まこと、 まさ、 まさる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian2
Korean:
hyeon

Spanish

  • inteligente
  • sabio
  • ingenioso

Portuguese

  • sábio
  • inteligente
  • sabedoria
  • inteligência

French

  • intelligent
  • sage
  • sagesse
1221 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1488 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4517 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1072 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
931 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2579 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1288 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1362 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1227 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1740 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3518 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1817 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2472 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
860 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36822 Morohashi
2839 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5816 New Nelson (John Haig)
852 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
915 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1855 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3461 2001 Kanji
7b9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-7 SKIP code
2-8-7 SKIP code
7780.6 Four corner code
1-24-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8ce2 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
old 老 (耂)
Parts:
someone, person
Kun:
もの
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
38 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 者 【シャ】 person, -er, expert, geisha, prostitute
  • 芸者 【ゲイシャ】 geisha, professional female entertainer, usu. at traditional banquets
  • 加害者 【カガイシャ】 assailant, perpetrator, wrong-doer, aggressor

Kun reading compounds

  • 者 【もの】 person
  • 者ども 【ものども】 you, people
  • 弱き者 【よわきもの】 weak person, the weak
  • 若い者 【わかいもの】 young man, young woman, young people, youth, youngsters, young employee, young manservant, young follower

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhe3
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • alguém
  • pessoa

French

  • personne
  • quelqu'un
235 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
314 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
298 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
22 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3685 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
56 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
240 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
769 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
164 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
164 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
148 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1578 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3980 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2047 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2765 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1264 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28852 Morohashi
3211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4698 New Nelson (John Haig)
1256 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1345 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
19 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
302 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1478 2001 Kanji
4c4.13 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-4 SKIP code
4-8-2 SKIP code
2-4-4 SKIP code
4460.0 Four corner code
1-28-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8005 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
stone
Kun:
いし
On:
セキシャクコク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N3
342 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 石 【セキ】 counter for jewels in a watch, counter for transistors, diodes, etc. in an electronic product
  • 石材 【セキザイ】 (building) stone
  • 一石 【イッセキ】 one game (of go)
  • 投石 【トウセキ】 stone throwing
  • 石神 【シャクジン】 stone which is worshipped, image of a god in stone
  • 石南花 【シャクナゲ】 rhododendron
  • 電磁石 【デンジシャク】 electromagnet
  • 界磁石 【カイジシャク】 field magnet
  • 石 【コク】 koku, traditional unit of volume, approx. 180.4 litres, measure of a Japanese-style boat's loading capacity (approx. 278.26 liters)
  • 石高 【コクダカ】 (crop) yield, stipend (orig. assessed on the basis of a crop), salary
  • 一石 【イッコク】 one koku (measure)

Kun reading compounds

  • 石 【いし】 stone, jewel, precious stone, flint (in a lighter), stone (in go), stone (in the bladder, kidney etc.), calculus, rock (in rock-paper-scissors), stone
  • 石垣 【いしがき】 stone wall
  • 墓石 【ぼせき】 tombstone, gravestone
  • 敷石 【しきいし】 paving stone, pavement

Readings

Japanese names:
いさ、 いす、 いわ、 し、 せっく、 と
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi2, dan4
Korean:
seog

Spanish

  • piedra

Portuguese

  • pedra

French

  • pierre
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
72 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
45 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
276 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3176 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
102 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
763 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
172 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
78 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
78 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
102 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1397 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3689 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1884 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2564 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
114 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24024 Morohashi
2971 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3985 New Nelson (John Haig)
113 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
118 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
347 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
44 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3377 2001 Kanji
5a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
1026.0 Four corner code
1060.0 Four corner code
1-32-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
77f3 Unicode hex code