Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
red, naked
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
584 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 赤道 【セキドウ】 equator
  • 赤色 【アカイロ】 red, red color (colour), red-colored, red, communism, the left
  • 七赤 【シチセキ】 seventh of nine traditional astrological signs (corresponding to Venus and west)
  • 発赤 【ホッセキ】 rubefaction (reddening of the skin)
  • 赤銅 【シャクドウ】 shakudo, gold-copper alloy, often with a blue patina
  • 赤銅色 【シャクドウイロ】 brown, tanned

Kun reading compounds

  • 赤 【あか】 red, crimson, scarlet, red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange), Red (i.e. communist), red light (traffic), red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading), (in) the red, complete, total, perfect, obvious, copper, red 5-point card
  • 銅 【どう】 copper (Cu), bronze (medal)
  • 紅赤 【べにあか】 bright red tinged with yellow, variety of sweet potato with red skin and sweet yellow flesh (product of the Kawagoe region)
  • 真赤 【まあか】 bright red, deep red
  • 赤い 【あかい】 red, crimson, scarlet, vermilion, vermillion, Red, communist, beautiful
  • 赤色 【あかいろ】 red, red color (colour), red-colored, red, communism, the left
  • 赤らむ 【あからむ】 to become red, to redden, to blush
  • 赤らめる 【あからめる】 to blush, to redden

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あこ、 あま
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chi4
Korean:
jeog

Spanish

  • rojo
  • enrojecer
  • enrojecerse
  • sonrojarse

Portuguese

  • vermelho

French

  • rouge
35 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
51 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
46 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
476 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4534 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
275 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
254 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
443 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
207 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
207 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
46 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1751 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2719 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1389 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1876 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1759 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36993 Morohashi
2193 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5840 New Nelson (John Haig)
1743 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1880 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
406 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
68 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1441 2001 Kanji
3b4.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4023.1 Four corner code
4033.1 Four corner code
1-32-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8d64 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
Variants:
ray, light
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
527 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 光景 【コウケイ】 scene, spectacle, sight, view
  • 光線 【コウセン】 beam, light ray
  • 観光 【カンコウ】 sightseeing, tourism
  • 日光 【ニッコウ】 sunlight, sunshine, sunbeams, Nikkō (city in Tochigi)

Kun reading compounds

  • 光る 【ひかる】 to shine, to glitter, to be bright
  • 光る棒 【ひかるぼう】 glowstick, neon light stick
  • 光 【ひかり】 light, illumination, ray, beam, gleam, glow, happiness, hope, influence, power, vision, eyesight
  • 光り輝く 【ひかりかがやく】 to shine, to glitter
  • 越光 【こしひかり】 Koshihikari (variety of rice)
  • 柔らかな光 【やわらかなひかり】 soft light

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 こお、 てる、 ひこ、 み、 みつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guang1
Korean:
gwang

Spanish

  • rayo
  • luz
  • paisaje
  • honor
  • brillar
  • brillo

Portuguese

  • raio
  • luz

French

  • rayon
  • lumière
72 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
129 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
116 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
417 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1358 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
217 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
281 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
138 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
138 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
464 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3043 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1550 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2121 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
120 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1350 Morohashi
2391 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
349 New Nelson (John Haig)
119 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
125 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
345 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
121 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1057 2001 Kanji
3n3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
9021.1 Four corner code
1-24-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5149 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
bow
Parts:
Variants:
bullet, twang, flip, snap
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
853 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 弾 【ダン】 counter for parts, stages, installments, etc. (of a story, series, project, campaign, etc.), counter for bullets
  • 発条 【バネ】 spring, spring (in one's legs), bounce, springboard, impetus
  • 着弾 【チャクダン】 impact (of a projectile), landing (of a bullet), striking
  • 原子爆弾 【ゲンシバクダン】 atomic bomb, A-bomb

Kun reading compounds

  • 弾く 【ひく】 to play (a stringed or keyboard instrument)
  • 弾む 【はずむ】 to spring, to bound, to bounce, to be stimulated, to be encouraged, to get lively, to pay handsomely, to splurge, to part eagerly with (money, etc.), to breathe hard, to pant, to be out of breath
  • 玉 【たま】 ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet, ball (in sports), pile (of noodles, etc.), bullet, bulb (i.e. a light bulb), lens (of glasses, etc.), bead (of an abacus), ball (i.e. a testicle), gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl, female entertainer (e.g. a geisha), person (when commenting on their nature), character, item, funds or person used as part of a plot, egg, okonomiyaki, coin, precious, beautiful, excellent
  • 弾傷 【たまきず】 bullet wound, gunshot wound
  • 弾く 【はじく】 to flip, to snap, to flick, to repel, to use (an abacus), to calculate, to strum, to pluck the strings (of a guitar, etc.)
  • 弾ける 【はじける】 to burst open, to split open, to pop, to be bursting with (e.g. youth, laughter, flavor), to bounce, to bound
  • 弾正台 【だんじょうだい】 Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office (1869-1871 CE), Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office (under the ritsuryō system)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dan4, tan2
Korean:
tan

Spanish

  • bala
  • pelota
  • chasquido
  • golpe seco
  • chasquear
  • tocar (piano
  • guitarra
  • etc.)

Portuguese

  • Bala (arma)
  • fanhoso
  • sacudidela
  • estalo

French

  • boulet
  • rebond
  • chiquenaude
  • vibration
1570 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
933 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1575 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1099 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1272 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1880 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1539 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1641 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
590 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
613 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
697 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
418 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
524 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1950 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9836P Morohashi
572 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1699 New Nelson (John Haig)
1931 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2081 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1529 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3555 2001 Kanji
3h9.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
1925.6 Four corner code
1-35-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f3e Unicode hex code