Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
cart, car
Parts:
Variants:
lightly, trifling, unimportant
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
790 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 軽 【ケイ】 light (e.g. aircraft, truck), light motor vehicle (up to 660cc and 64bhp), kei car
  • 軽快 【ケイカイ】 light (of movements), nimble, sprightly, springy, light-hearted, cheerful, buoyant, jaunty, casual (e.g. clothing), rhythmical (e.g. melody), taking a turn for the better (of an illness), receding of symptoms, recovery, convalescence
  • 軽々 【ケイケイ】 indiscreetly, thoughtlessly, carelessly, frivolously
  • 酌量減軽 【シャクリョウゲンケイ】 reduction of punishment in the light of extenuating circumstances
  • 軽忽 【キョウコツ】 indiscreet, thoughtless, absurd, laughable, disdaining, belittling
  • 常不軽 【ジョウフキョウ】 Sadaparibhuta (bodhisattva)
  • 剽軽 【ヒョウキン】 facetious, droll, funny

Kun reading compounds

  • 軽い 【かるい】 light (i.e. not heavy), feeling light (i.e. offering little resistance, moving easily), light (i.e. of foot), effortless, nimble, agile, non-serious, minor, unimportant, trivial, slight, small, gentle, soft, easy, lighthearted (e.g. joke), easy, simple, indiscriminate
  • 軽石 【かるいし】 pumice stone
  • 軽やか 【かろやか】 light, easy, non-serious, minor
  • 軽んじる 【かろんじる】 to look down on, to make light of

Readings

Chinese:
qing1
Korean:
gyeong

Spanish

  • ligero
  • insignificante
  • poco serio
  • fácil

Portuguese

  • ligeiramente
  • insignificante
  • sem importância

French

  • léger
  • insignifiant
  • sans importance
387 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
287 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
269 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
650 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4620 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
598 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
258 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1657 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
547 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
556 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
116 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1775 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1909 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1015 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1372 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
724 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38281 Morohashi
1515 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5953 New Nelson (John Haig)
717 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
774 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
395 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1572 2001 Kanji
7c5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-5 SKIP code
5701.4 Four corner code
23-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8efd Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
four
Kun:
よ.つよっ.つよん
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
47 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 四 【シ】 four
  • 4月 【シガツ】 April, fourth month in the lunar calendar
  • 十四 【ジュウシ】 14, fourteen
  • 炭素14 【タンソジュウシ】 carbon-14

Kun reading compounds

  • 四 【し】 four
  • 四畳半 【よじょうはん】 four and a half tatami mats, four-and-a-half-mat room, small room esp. for assignations
  • 四つ 【よっつ】 four, four years of age, ten o'clock (old time system), cross grips
  • 四つ角 【よつかど】 four corners, crossroads, intersecting street, street corner
  • 四つ 【よっつ】 four, four years of age, ten o'clock (old time system), cross grips
  • 四つの自由 【よっつのじゆう】 the Four Freedoms (as defined by Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear)
  • 四 【し】 four
  • 40 【よんじゅう】 forty, 40
  • 十四 【じゅうし】 14, fourteen
  • 軽四 【けいよん】 four-wheeled light vehicle

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 つ、 よつ
Chinese:
si4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • cuatro
  • 4

Portuguese

  • quatro

French

  • quatre
4 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
4 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
26 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
18 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1025 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
6 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
35 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
188 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
6 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
6 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
4 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
335 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3778 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1928 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2620 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
4 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4682 Morohashi
3044 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
938 New Nelson (John Haig)
4 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
4 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
114 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
37 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3675 2001 Kanji
3s2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
6021.0 Four corner code
27-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56db Unicode hex code