Jisho

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9 strokes (also 8)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
inverted, reverse, opposite, wicked
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
683 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 逆 【ギャク】 reverse, opposite, converse (of a hypothesis, etc.), inverse (function)
  • 逆効果 【ギャクコウカ】 opposite effect, adverse effect, backfiring
  • 反逆 【ハンギャク】 treason, treachery, mutiny, rebellion, insurrection
  • 可逆 【カギャク】 reversible, invertible
  • 逆旅 【ゲキリョ】 inn
  • 逆鱗 【ゲキリン】 one's superior's anger, imperial wrath
  • 莫逆 【バクギャク】 cordial relations
  • 乱逆 【ランギャク】 rebellion

Kun reading compounds

  • 逆 【さか】 inverse, reverse
  • 逆さ 【さかさ】 inverted, upside down, reversed, back to front
  • 逆さ 【さかさ】 inverted, upside down, reversed, back to front
  • 逆さま 【さかさま】 inverted, upside down, reversed, back to front
  • 逆らう 【さからう】 to go against, to oppose, to disobey, to defy

Readings

Chinese:
ni4
Korean:
yeog

Spanish

  • reverso
  • inverso
  • opuesto
  • ir en contra
  • oponerse
  • desobedecer

Portuguese

  • invertido
  • inverter
  • travesso
  • contrário

French

  • inverse
  • contraire
  • opposé
  • mauvais
758 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
675 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
646 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
857 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4685 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
790 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
956 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1235 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
444 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
451 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
386 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
685 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3835 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1966 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2662 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1978 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38849P Morohashi
3091 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6041 New Nelson (John Haig)
1959 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2109 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
695 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
960 2001 Kanji
2q6.8 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-6 SKIP code
3830.4 Four corner code
21-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9006 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
opinion, theory, explanation, rumor
Kun:
と.く
On:
セツゼイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
326 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 説 【セツ】 theory, doctrine, opinion, view, rumour, rumor, gossip, hearsay
  • 説明 【セツメイ】 explanation, exposition
  • 論説 【ロンセツ】 editorial, dissertation
  • 定説 【テイセツ】 established theory, accepted opinion, accepted explanation
  • 遊説 【ユウゼイ】 election tour, election campaign, stumping
  • 全国遊説 【ゼンコクユウゼイ】 nationwide election campaign

Kun reading compounds

  • 説く 【とく】 to explain, to advocate, to preach, to persuade

Readings

Japanese names:
さとし、 とき
Chinese:
shuo1, shui4, yue4
Korean:
seol, se, yeol

Spanish

  • opinión
  • teoría
  • explicar
  • expresar

Portuguese

  • rumor
  • opinião
  • teoria

French

  • théorie
  • rumeur
  • opinion
  • thèse
654 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
553 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
524 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
307 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4373 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
216 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
251 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2143 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
400 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
404 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
292 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1688 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1949 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1042 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1405 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
511 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35556P Morohashi
1547 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5627 New Nelson (John Haig)
499 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
538 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
240 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
620 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
7a7.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0861.6 Four corner code
32-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8aac Unicode hex code