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

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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
1-23-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8efd Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
village, mile
Parts:
quantity, measure, weight, amount, consider, estimate, surmise
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
469 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 量 【リョウ】 quantity, amount, volume, capacity, portion (of food), generosity, magnanimity, tolerance, pramana, (in Indian philosophy) means by which one gains accurate and valid knowledge
  • 量刑 【リョウケイ】 judge's sentence, assessment of a case
  • 裁量 【サイリョウ】 discretion, judgement
  • 軽量 【ケイリョウ】 light weight

Kun reading compounds

  • 計る 【はかる】 to measure, to weigh, to survey, to time (sound, gauge, estimate), to conjecture, to infer, to surmise

Readings

Japanese names:
かず
Chinese:
liang4, liang2
Korean:
ryang

Spanish

  • cantidad
  • medida
  • medir
  • pesar
  • sondear

Portuguese

  • quantidade
  • medida
  • peso
  • quantia

French

  • quantité
  • mesure
  • poids
  • étudier (situation)
  • estimation
  • conjecture
734 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
630 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
600 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
544 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2141 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
743 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
973 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1741 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
411 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
417 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
435 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1804 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3119 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1598 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2180 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
179 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40138 Morohashi
2471 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6209 New Nelson (John Haig)
177 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
189 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
601 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3872 2001 Kanji
4c8.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-8 SKIP code
6010.4 Four corner code
1-46-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91cf Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
spear, halberd
Parts:
Variants:
war, battle, match
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
78 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 戦 【セン】 war, battle, match, game, competition
  • 戦域 【センイキ】 war area, battlefield, theater, theatre
  • 開戦 【カイセン】 outbreak of war, starting a war
  • 回戦 【カイセン】 event with ... rounds, innings, legs, etc., nth-round match (in a knockout tournament)

Kun reading compounds

  • 戦 【いくさ】 war, battle, campaign, fight, troops, forces
  • 戦場 【せんじょう】 battlefield, battleground
  • 負け戦 【まけいくさ】 losing a battle, lost battle, battle one cannot win, battle one is doomed to lose
  • 野合戦 【のがっせん】 battle in the open, battle on an open field
  • 戦う 【たたかう】 to make war (on), to wage war (against), to go to war (with), to fight (with), to do battle (against), to compete (against), to struggle (against adversities, etc.), to fight, to contend, to resist
  • 戦く 【おののく】 to shake (from fear, cold, excitement, etc.), to shudder, to tremble
  • 戦ぐ 【そよぐ】 to rustle, to sway, to stir, to flutter
  • 戦慄く 【わななく】 to tremble, to shiver, to shake

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
zhan4
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • guerra
  • batalla
  • lucha
  • pelear
  • batallar
  • combatir
  • luchar

Portuguese

  • guerra
  • batalha
  • disputa

French

  • guerre
  • bataille
  • match
448 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
555 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
526 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
88 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1810 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
399 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
550 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
301 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
301 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
360 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
839 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2242 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1169 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1948 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11631P Morohashi
1787 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2037 New Nelson (John Haig)
1929 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2079 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
32 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
608 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
959 2001 Kanji
4n9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-4 SKIP code
9355.0 Four corner code
3355.0 Four corner code
1-32-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6226 Unicode hex code

18 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
Variants:
fight, war
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
751 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 闘士 【トウシ】 fighter (for), militant, champion (of), boxer
  • 闘志 【トウシ】 fighting spirit, (will to) fight
  • 敢闘 【カントウ】 fighting bravely
  • 共闘 【キョウトウ】 joint struggle, common (united) front

Kun reading compounds

  • 戦う 【たたかう】 to make war (on), to wage war (against), to go to war (with), to fight (with), to do battle (against), to compete (against), to struggle (against adversities, etc.), to fight, to contend, to resist

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
dou4, dou3
Korean:
tu

Spanish

  • pelear
  • luchar
  • combatir

Portuguese

  • luta
  • guerra

French

  • lutte
  • guerre
1659 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
654 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4973 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1056 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1865 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1511 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1612 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1328 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1847 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4136 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2102 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2847 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1644 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
45649P Morohashi
3334 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6418 New Nelson (John Haig)
1629 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1757 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
367 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1910 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3848 2001 Kanji
8e10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-10 SKIP code
1-11-7 SKIP code
7714.1 Four corner code
1-38-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
95d8 Unicode hex code

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

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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
1-28-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8eca Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:
both, old Japanese coin, counter for carriages (e.g., in a train), two
Kun:
てるふたつ
On:
リョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
247 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 両 【リョウ】 both (hands, parents, sides, etc.), counter for carriages (e.g. in a train), counter for vehicles, ryō, tael, traditional unit of weight (for gold, silver and drugs), 4-5 monme, 15-19 g, ryō, pre-Meiji unit of currency, orig. the value of one ryō of gold, ryō, traditional measure of fabric, 2 tan, ryō, tael, unit of weight under the Ritsuryo system, 1/16 kin, 42-43 g, counter for suits of clothing, sets of armor, etc.
  • 両足 【リョウソク】 both feet, both legs
  • 一両 【イチリョウ】 one vehicle, one ryō (an old coin)
  • 十両 【ジュウリョウ】 second highest division, wrestlers of the second highest division

Readings

Japanese names:
もろ
Chinese:
liang3
Korean:
ryang

Spanish

  • ambos
  • contador de vehículos

Portuguese

  • ambos
  • moeda Japonesa antiga
  • nº de veículos
  • dois

French

  • les deux
  • 2
  • ryou (ancienne monnaie)
  • compteur de wagons
336 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
434 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
411 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
281 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
34 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
859 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
286 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
531 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
200 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
200 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
556 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
15 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4331 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2191 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2949 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1176 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
46 Morohashi
3518 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
23 New Nelson (John Haig)
1168 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1252 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
288 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
275 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3153 2001 Kanji
0a6.11 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-1 SKIP code
1022.7 Four corner code
1-46-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e21 Unicode hex code