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

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-23-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8efd Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
floating, float, rise to surface
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
776 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 浮力 【フリョク】 buoyancy, floating power
  • 浮上 【フジョウ】 surfacing, rising to the surface, emerging, leaping into prominence, rising (of rank)
  • 軽浮 【ケイフ】 fickle, frivolous

Kun reading compounds

  • 浮く 【うく】 to float, to become merry, to be cheerful, to become loose, to become unsteady, to feel out of it, to be cut off (e.g. from those around you), to feel out of place, to be frivolous, to be uncertain, to have (time, money, etc.) left over, to be saved (e.g. money), to have no basis, to be unreliable
  • 浮かれる 【うかれる】 to make merry, to be festive
  • 浮かぶ 【うかぶ】 to float, to be suspended, to rise to the surface, to appear, to emerge, to show up, to loom (up), to come to mind, to have inspiration
  • 浮かぶ瀬 【うかぶせ】 chance, opportunity, lucky break
  • 浮かべる 【うかべる】 to float, to set afloat, to launch, to show on one's face (smile, sadness, etc.), to recall, to call to mind, to imagine, to think of

Readings

Japanese names:
うき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fu2
Korean:
bu

Spanish

  • flotar
  • venir a la memoria
  • salir a la superficie

Portuguese

  • boiando
  • bóia
  • subir para superfície

French

  • flotter
  • faire surface
  • venir à l'esprit
  • avoir l'air (joyeux, triste)
1752 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1047 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2575 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
991 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
684 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1069 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
938 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
968 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
820 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1197 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
522 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
319 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
393 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
738 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17487X Morohashi
435 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3159 New Nelson (John Haig)
730 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
787 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1359 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
347 2001 Kanji
3a6.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
1-3-6 SKIP code
3214.7 Four corner code
1-41-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d6e Unicode hex code