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. vehicle, aircraft, etc.)
  • 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

7 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
Variants:
exquisite, strange, queer, mystery, miracle, excellent, delicate, charming
Kun:
たえ
On:
ミョウビョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1122 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 妙 【ミョウ】 strange, weird, odd, curious, wonder, mystery, miracle, excellence, cleverness, adroitness, knack, skill
  • 妙案 【ミョウアン】 ingenious idea, excellent plan, bright idea
  • 絶妙 【ゼツミョウ】 exquisite, superb, perfect, miraculous
  • 軽妙 【ケイミョウ】 light and easy, lambent, clever, witty, smart
  • 神妙 【シンミョウ】 meek, quiet, docile, humble, faithful, obedient, mysterious, marvelous, marvellous

Kun reading compounds

  • 妙なる 【たえなる】 exquisite (e.g. melody), melodious, delicate, enchanting
  • 妙なる調べ 【たえなるしらべ】 enchanting melody, sweet tune
  • 白妙 【しろたえ】 white cloth, white

Readings

Chinese:
miao4
Korean:
myo

Spanish

  • exquisito
  • encantador
  • admirable
  • extraño
  • raro
  • misterioso
  • joven

Portuguese

  • estranho
  • seleto
  • afeminado
  • mistério
  • milagre
  • charmoso
  • delicado
  • excelente

French

  • bizarre
  • surprenant
  • mystère
  • merveilleux
  • excellent
  • exquis
  • délicat
  • charmant
1841 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1045 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1199 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1321 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1188 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
614 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1154 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1209 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1150 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
437 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
280 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
176 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
210 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
124 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6090 Morohashi
239 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1191 New Nelson (John Haig)
123 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
130 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1114 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1760 2001 Kanji
3e4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
4942.0 Four corner code
44-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5999 Unicode hex code