Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
body
Parts:
somebody, person, one's station in life
Kun:
On:
シン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
320 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 心身 【シンシン】 mind and body
  • 身障者 【シンショウシャ】 (physically) disabled person, person with a physical disability
  • 終身 【シュウシン】 the whole life
  • 等身 【トウシン】 body proportions

Kun reading compounds

  • 身 【み】 body, oneself, one's place, one's position, main part, meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.), wood (as opposed to bark), blade (as opposed to its handle), container (as opposed to its lid)
  • 身動き 【みうごき】 moving about, stirring about
  • 肩身 【かたみ】 shoulders, body, honour, honor, prestige, face
  • 細身 【ほそみ】 narrow, thin (sized), slender

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shen1, juan1
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • cuerpo
  • uno mismo
  • posición

Portuguese

  • alguém
  • pessoa
  • fase da vida

French

  • individu
  • personne
  • situation sociale
255 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
339 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
323 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
331 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4601 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
791 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
937 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
546 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
59 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
59 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
394 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1768 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4368 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2213 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2977 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1256 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38034 Morohashi
3553 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5928 New Nelson (John Haig)
1248 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1337 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
174 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
285 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
847 2001 Kanji
0a7.5 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
4-7-4 SKIP code
2740.0 Four corner code
1-31-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8eab Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
beginning, former time, origin
Kun:
もと
On:
ゲンガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
192 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 元 【ゲン】 unknown (e.g. in an equation), element (of a set), yuan (monetary unit of China), New Taiwan dollar, Yuan dynasty (China, 1271-1368), Yüan dynasty, Mongol dynasty
  • 原価 【ゲンカ】 cost price
  • 中元 【チュウゲン】 15th day of the 7th lunar month, (last day of) Bon lantern festival, mid-year gift, summer gift, Bon Festival gifts
  • 抗原 【コウゲン】 antigen
  • 元日 【ガンジツ】 New Year's Day
  • 元凶 【ゲンキョウ】 ringleader, main culprit, main cause, source

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元 【もと】 former, ex-, past, one-time, earlier times, the past, previous state, formerly, previously, originally, before
  • 家元 【いえもと】 head of a school (of music, dance), head family of a school
  • 胸元 【むなもと】 breast, chest, pit of the stomach, solar plexus, epigastrium

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 はじめ、 はる、 ゆき、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • principio
  • origen
  • jefe

Portuguese

  • começo
  • tempo anterior
  • origem

French

  • commencement
  • origine
  • ancien temps
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
117 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
106 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
328 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
275 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
106 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
121 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
60 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
137 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
141 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2428 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1226 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
59 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1340 Morohashi
1929 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
343 New Nelson (John Haig)
59 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
63 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
408 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
89 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
0a4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
1021.1 Four corner code
1-24-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5143 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
Variants:
illuminate, shine, compare, bashful
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1004 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 照射 【ショウシャ】 irradiation, radiation, beaming, exposure (to light), illumination
  • 照会 【ショウカイ】 inquiry, enquiry, query, reference
  • 日照 【ニッショウ】 sunlight
  • 残照 【ザンショウ】 afterglow

Kun reading compounds

  • 照る 【てる】 to shine, to look slightly upward (of a noh mask; indicating joy, etc.)
  • てるてる坊主 【てるてるぼうず】 paper doll to which children pray for fine weather (usu. white, and shaped like a Buddhist priest)
  • 照らす 【てらす】 to shine on, to illuminate, to compare (with), to refer to
  • 照れる 【てれる】 to be shy, to be bashful, to feel awkward, to feel embarrassed

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 てる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhao4
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • iluminar
  • brillar
  • comparar
  • tener vergüenza

Portuguese

  • iluminar
  • brilhar
  • comparar
  • tímido

French

  • illuminer
  • briller
  • comparer
  • timide
433 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
541 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
510 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1072 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2785 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
675 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
719 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
998 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1035 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
868 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1281 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3506 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1809 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2461 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
172 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19226 Morohashi
2827 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3457 New Nelson (John Haig)
170 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
182 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
606 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3840 2001 Kanji
4d9.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-4 SKIP code
6733.6 Four corner code
1-30-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7167 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
Variants:
meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
4 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 会 【カイ】 meeting, assembly, party, gathering, conference, athletic meet, society, association, club
  • 会員 【カイイン】 member, the membership
  • 例会 【レイカイ】 regular meeting
  • 際会 【サイカイ】 meeting, facing, confronting
  • 会 【エ】 gathering (esp. Buddhist, festive, etc.)
  • 会釈 【エシャク】 slight bow (as a greeting or sign of gratitude), nod, salutation, consideration, thoughtfulness
  • 法会 【ホウエ】 Buddhist service (e.g. memorial service)
  • 御斎会 【ゴサイエ】 imperial event at which high monks recited the Golden Light Sutra to pray for national security and good harvests (held annually at the palace from the 8th to the 14th of the first lunar month, between the Nara and Muromachi periods)

Kun reading compounds

  • 会う 【あう】 to meet, to encounter, to see, to have an accident, to have a bad experience
  • 逢うは別れの始め 【あうはわかれのはじめ】 we meet only to part, meeting is the first step to parting
  • 会わせる 【あわせる】 to make (someone) to meet, to let (someone) meet, to expose to, to subject to

Readings

Japanese names:
あい、 い
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hui4, kuai4
Korean:
hoe, goe, gwal

Spanish

  • asociación
  • reunión
  • encontrarse con
  • reunirse

Portuguese

  • encontro
  • reunião
  • festa
  • associação
  • entrevista
  • une

French

  • réunion
  • rencontre
  • meeting
  • parti
  • association
  • entrevue
  • rejoindre
54 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
93 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
87 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
12 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
381 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
116 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
14 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
454 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
158 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
158 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
59 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
47 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2512 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1275 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1741 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
759 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
460 Morohashi
2020 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
143 New Nelson (John Haig)
752 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
814 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
16 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
119 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2871 2001 Kanji
2a4.19 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
8073.1 Four corner code
1-18-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f1a Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Kun:
さきま.ず
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
173 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 先 【セン】 former, previous, old, first move (in go, shogi, etc.), opening move
  • 先駆 【センク】 forerunner, precursor, pioneer, leader, outrider, outriding
  • 機先 【キセン】 forestall
  • 互先 【タガイセン】 even game (esp. in go)

Kun reading compounds

  • 先 【さき】 point, tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, first, before, ahead (of), (the way) ahead, beyond, future, previous, prior, former, recent, last, destination, rest (e.g. of a story), continuation, remaining part, the other party
  • 先行き 【さきゆき】 the future, future prospects
  • 小手先 【こてさき】 tip of the hand, (use of) one's hands, cheap trick, superficial wit, superficial cleverness, cheap, makeshift (e.g. measures), shortsighted, perfunctory, halfhearted
  • 矛先 【ほこさき】 point of spear, spearhead, brunt, aim of attack, force of argument
  • 先ず 【まず】 first (of all), firstly, to begin with, before anything else, probably, most likely, almost certainly, virtually, more or less (satisfactory), on the whole, reasonably, anyway, at any rate, for now (at least), for the time being
  • まず第一に 【まずだいいちに】 first of all, in the first place, to begin with, for starters

Readings

Japanese names:
ぽん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian1
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • antes
  • adelante
  • previo
  • precedencia
  • extremo
  • punta
  • final
  • anterior

Portuguese

  • antes
  • prévio
  • na frente
  • futuro
  • precedência

French

  • avant
  • devant
  • précédent
  • futur
  • antériorité
33 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
49 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
201 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
571 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
65 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
16 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
280 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
50 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
50 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
48 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
145 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3046 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1552 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2123 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
254 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1349 Morohashi
2394 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 New Nelson (John Haig)
248 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
263 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
115 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
54 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2457 2001 Kanji
3b3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2421.1 Four corner code
1-32-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5148 Unicode hex code