Jisho

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7 strokes (also 6)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
return, answer, fade, repay
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
685 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遍 【ヘン】 number of times
  • 返 【ヘン】 reply, answer
  • 代返 【ダイヘン】 answer a roll call for another
  • 往返 【オウヘン】 round trip

Kun reading compounds

  • 返す 【かえす】 to return (something), to restore, to put back, to turn over, to turn upside down, to overturn, to pay back, to retaliate, to reciprocate, to respond (with), to retort, to reply, to say back, to do ... back (e.g. speak back, throw back), to do again, to do repeatedly
  • 返す刀 【かえすかたな】 attacking one opponent then immediately attacking another
  • 返る 【かえる】 to return, to come back, to go back, to turn over, to become extremely, to become completely

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fan3
Korean:
ban

Spanish

  • regresar
  • devolver

Portuguese

  • retornar
  • responder
  • desvanecer
  • pagar

French

  • rendre
  • répondre
  • s'estomper
  • rembourser
316 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
412 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
389 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
586 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4670 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
307 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
950 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.11 Japanese for Busy People
442 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
448 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
184 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
681 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3797 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1940 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2633 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
733 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38758P Morohashi
3060 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6020 New Nelson (John Haig)
725 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
782 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
477 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
289 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3367 2001 Kanji
2q4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-4 SKIP code
3130.4 Four corner code
1-42-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8fd4 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
kneel
Parts:
Variants:
instead, on the contrary, rather, step back, withdraw, retreat
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
959 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 冷却 【レイキャク】 cooling, refrigeration
  • 売却 【バイキャク】 selling off, disposal by sale, sale

Kun reading compounds

  • 却って 【かえって】 on the contrary, rather, instead, all the more
  • 退ける 【しりぞける】 to repel, to drive away, to repulse, to reject

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
que4
Korean:
gag

Spanish

  • retirarse
  • echarse atrás
  • rechazar

Portuguese

  • ao invés
  • ao contrário
  • melhor

French

  • au lieu de
  • au contraire
  • plutôt
1145 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1252 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
808 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1680 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1114 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1783 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1915 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1616 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
252 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1436 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
761 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1034 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1407 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2856 Morohashi
1118 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
631 New Nelson (John Haig)
1395 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1497 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1101 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1444 2001 Kanji
2e5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
4772.0 Four corner code
1-21-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5374 Unicode hex code