Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
bitter
Parts:
spicy, bitter, hot, acrid
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1607 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 辛 【カノト】 8th in rank, eighth sign of the Chinese calendar
  • 辛抱 【シンボウ】 patience, endurance
  • 細辛 【サイシン】 Siebold's wild ginger (esp. its dried root or rhizome, used as an antitussive and analgesic in traditional Chinese medicine)
  • 薄葉細辛 【ウスバサイシン】 Siebold's wild ginger (Asarum sieboldii)

Kun reading compounds

  • 辛い 【からい】 spicy, hot, salty, harsh (criticism), severe (punishment), strict, painful, bitter, difficult, tough
  • 辛い味 【からいあじ】 pungent taste
  • 辛い 【つらい】 painful, bitter, heart-breaking, difficult (emotionally), tough, difficult, hard (usu. of situations), cruel, harsh, cold
  • 辛い目に会う 【つらいめにあう】 to have a hard time of it
  • 辛 【かのと】 8th in rank, eighth sign of the Chinese calendar
  • 辛卯 【かのとう】 Metal Rabbit (28th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1951, 2011, 2071)

Readings

Chinese:
xin1
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • amargo
  • duro
  • severo
  • salado
  • picante

Portuguese

  • picante
  • quente
  • amargo
  • temperado

French

  • épicé
  • amer
  • piquant
  • âcre
1432 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1628 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4646 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1312 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
944 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
493 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1487 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1584 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
344 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1784 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2531 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1287 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1755 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1510 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38630 Morohashi
2038 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5996 New Nelson (John Haig)
1496 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1612 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1144 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
455 2001 Kanji
5b2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-5 SKIP code
2-5-2 SKIP code
0040.1 Four corner code
1-31-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8f9b Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
lid
Parts:
sign of the hog, 9-11PM, twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac
Kun:
On:
ガイカイ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1

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  • 亥月 【ガイゲツ】 tenth month of the lunar calendar
  • 丁亥 【テイガイ】 Fire Boar (24th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1947, 2007, 2067)
  • 己亥 【ツチノトイ】 Earth Boar (36th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1959, 2019, 2079)

Kun reading compounds

  • 亥 【い】 the Boar (twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac), the Pig, hour of the Boar (around 10pm, 9-11pm, or 10pm to 12 midnight), north-northwest, tenth month of the lunar calendar
  • 亥年 【いどし】 year of the Boar (e.g. 2007, 2019, 2031), year of the Pig
  • 丁亥 【ていがい】 Fire Boar (24th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1947, 2007, 2067)
  • 己亥 【つちのとい】 Earth Boar (36th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1959, 2019, 2079)

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
hai4
Korean:
hae

Spanish

  • signo del cerdo
  • doceavo signo del zodíaco

Portuguese

French

  • signe de la 12ème branche terrestre
  • signe du Porc (zodiaque)
  • 21 à 23 h
2055 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
287 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1916 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
519 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2008 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2505 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1269 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1735 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1533 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
292 Morohashi
2012 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
89 New Nelson (John Haig)
1519 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1637 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2j4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
0080.2 Four corner code
1-16-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4ea5 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
leather, rawhide
Parts:
Variants:
leather, skin, reform, become serious
Kun:
かわ
On:
カク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
249 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 革命 【カクメイ】 revolution, 58th year of the sexagenary cycle (in Onmyōdō)
  • 革新 【カクシン】 reform, innovation
  • 行革 【ギョウカク】 administrative reform
  • 農地改革 【ノウチカイカク】 agrarian reform

Kun reading compounds

  • 革 【かわ】 leather
  • 革靴 【かわぐつ】 leather shoes, leather boots
  • 藍革 【あいかわ】 indigo-dyed leather
  • 負い革 【おいかわ】 sling (e.g. of a firearm)

Readings

Chinese:
ge2, ji2, ji3
Korean:
hyeog, geug

Spanish

  • cuero
  • piel
  • reforma
  • cambio

Portuguese

  • couro
  • torna-se sério
  • pele
  • esconder
  • pelêgo

French

  • cuir
  • peau
  • fourrure
  • devenir sérieux
  • rénovation
  • réforme
746 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
836 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
821 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
686 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5088 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
811 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1003 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
937 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1075 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1123 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
996 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1877 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3099 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1582 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1911 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42710 Morohashi
2448 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6570 New Nelson (John Haig)
1893 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2041 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
487 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
877 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
2-3-5 SKIP code
2-3-6 SKIP code
4450.6 Four corner code
1-19-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9769 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
Kun:
いのち
On:
メイミョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
465 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 命 【メイ】 order, command, decree, life, destiny, fate
  • 命運 【メイウン】 fate, destiny
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 十月革命 【ジュウガツカクメイ】 October Revolution
  • 命婦 【ミョウブ】 title for high-ranking court ladies
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 安心立命 【アンシンリツメイ】 spiritual peace and enlightenment, keeping an unperturbed mind through faith

Kun reading compounds

  • 命 【いのち】 life, life force, lifetime, lifespan, most important thing, foundation, core, paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love), fate, destiny, karma
  • 命からがら 【いのちからがら】 for dear life, barely escaping alive
  • 貴い命 【たっといいのち】 precious life
  • 露の命 【つゆのいのち】 life as evanescent as the dew

Readings

Chinese:
ming4
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • orden
  • mandato
  • vida

Portuguese

  • destino
  • comando
  • decreto
  • vida

French

  • destinée
  • destin
  • ordre
  • décret
  • vie
  • nommer (à un poste)
519 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
416 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
394 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
388 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
430 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
387 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
411 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
671 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
578 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
587 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
997 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
325 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2553 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1303 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1772 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1412 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3473 Morohashi
2058 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
767 New Nelson (John Haig)
1400 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1502 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
249 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
316 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2844 2001 Kanji
2a6.26 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
2-3-5 SKIP code
8062.7 Four corner code
1-44-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
547d Unicode hex code