Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
cart, car
Parts:
car
Kun:
くるま
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
333 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 車 【シャ】 car, vehicle
  • 車検 【シャケン】 vehicle inspection
  • 見切り発車 【ミキリハッシャ】 starting a train (or bus, etc.) before all the passengers are on board, making a snap decision, starting an action without considering objections to it any longer
  • 軽自動車 【ケイジドウシャ】 light motor vehicle (up to 660cc and 64bhp), k-car, kei car

Kun reading compounds

  • 車 【くるま】 car, automobile, vehicle, wheel
  • 車椅子 【くるまいす】 wheelchair, folding push-chair
  • 火の車 【ひのくるま】 fiery chariot (which carries the souls of sinners into hell), desperate financial situation, dire straits

Readings

Japanese names:
くら、 くろま
Chinese:
che1, ju1
Korean:
cha, geo

Spanish

  • coche
  • vehículo
  • rueda

Portuguese

  • carro

French

  • véhicule
  • voiture
88 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
63 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
31 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
162 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4608 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
54 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
91 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
532 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
133 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
133 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
62 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1769 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4367 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2212 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2976 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
292 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38172 Morohashi
3552 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5939 New Nelson (John Haig)
286 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
304 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
231 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
64 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1555 2001 Kanji
7c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
5000.6 Four corner code
28-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8eca Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 the large part of, big, large, great, approximate size, no larger than, -university, large (e.g. serving size), loud (e.g. volume setting)
  • 大英博物館 【ダイエイハクブツカン】 British Museum
  • 国大 【コクダイ】 national university
  • 電通大 【デンツウダイ】 University of Electro-Communications
  • 大 【タイ】 nth year in the Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
  • 大尉 【タイイ】 captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF), lieutenant (Navy), flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor, headman

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud, extensive, spacious, important, decisive, valuable, older, grown up

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Chinese:
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
work
Parts:
craft, construction, katakana e radical (no. 48)
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
299 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 工 【コウ】 (factory) worker
  • 工員 【コウイン】 factory worker
  • 起工 【キコウ】 setting to work
  • 商工 【ショウコウ】 commerce and industry
  • 工夫 【クフウ】 scheme, device, scheming, devising, figuring out, coming up with, solving ingeniously, dedication to spiritual improvement (esp. through Zen meditation)
  • 工面 【クメン】 contrivance, managing (to raise money), one's financial condition
  • 竹細工 【タケザイク】 bamboo work
  • 寄せ木細工 【ヨセギザイク】 wooden mosaic work, parquetry, wooden mosaic (e.g. on a piece of furniture), marquetry, marqueterie
  • 具合 【グアイ】 condition, state, health, state (of health), way, manner, circumstance, luck, face, dignity, decency, propriety
  • 工面 【クメン】 contrivance, managing (to raise money), one's financial condition

Readings

Japanese names:
もく
Chinese:
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • construcción
  • fabricación
  • obrero

Portuguese

  • ofício
  • construção

French

  • ingénierie
  • industrie
  • construction
  • radical katakana E (no. 48)
71 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
125 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
113 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
169 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1451 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
77 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
161 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
39 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
139 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
139 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
379 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
550 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4190 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2118 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2866 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
76 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8714 Morohashi
3381 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1532 New Nelson (John Haig)
76 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
80 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
173 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
84 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
0a3.6 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
1010.0 Four corner code
25-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5de5 Unicode hex code