Jisho

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10 strokes (also 9)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
take along, lead, join, connect, party, gang, clique
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
30 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 連 【レン】 two reams (of paper), 1000 sheets (of paper), stanza, verse, tribe (in taxonomy), forecast (bet), bet which predicts the top 2 finishers (i.e. quinella or perfecta bet), party, company, group, set, things strung in a line, e.g. pearls, dried fish, spans of a bridge, etc., falcon
  • 連邦捜査局 【レンポウソウサキョク】 Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI
  • 労連 【ロウレン】 labour union, labor union
  • 常連 【ジョウレン】 regular customer, regular patron, frequenter, constant companion

Kun reading compounds

  • 連なる 【つらなる】 to extend, to stretch out, to stand in a row, to attend, to participate in, to enrol, to enroll, to join, to have a connection, to be related, to be linked
  • 連ねる 【つらねる】 to line up, to put in a row, to add (to a group), to accept (as a member of an organization, etc.), to join (e.g. a list), to link, to put together, to string together (e.g. compliments), to enumerate, to take along with, to bring with
  • 連れる 【つれる】 to take (someone) with one, to bring along, to go with, to be accompanied by

Readings

Japanese names:
ずれ、 つれ、 むらじ、 れ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lian2
Korean:
ryeon

Spanish

  • unir
  • acompañar
  • estar junto
  • grupo
  • agrupar

Portuguese

  • Levar pelo caminho
  • primazia
  • unir
  • conectar
  • partido
  • gangue
  • grupo

French

  • emmener
  • se mettre en rang
  • s'unir
  • série
  • parti
  • bande
  • clique
538 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
637 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
607 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
87 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4702 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
383 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
960 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1238 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
440 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
446 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
299 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
699 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3849 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1976 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2672 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
293 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38902P Morohashi
3103 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6062 New Nelson (John Haig)
287 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
305 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
101 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
560 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1555 2001 Kanji
2q7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-7 SKIP code
3530.0 Four corner code
1-47-2 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9023 Unicode hex code

18 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
Variants:
chain, irons, connection
Kun:
くさりとざ.す
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1250 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 閉ざす 【トザス】 to shut, to close, to fasten, to lock, to block (a street, entrance, etc.), to shut in (with snow, ice, etc.), to shut off, to cut off, to cover (e.g. in darkness), to consume (with negative feelings), to fill (e.g. with sadness), to bury (e.g. in grief)
  • 鎖国 【サコク】 national isolation, closing the country (to foreigners), sakoku, policy of national isolation enacted by the Tokugawa shogunate
  • 経済封鎖 【ケイザイフウサ】 economic blockade, embargo
  • 学級閉鎖 【ガッキュウヘイサ】 temporary closing of classes

Kun reading compounds

  • 鎖 【くさり】 chain, chains
  • 鎖編み 【くさりあみ】 chain stitch
  • 救命の鎖 【きゅうめいのくさり】 chain of survival
  • 人間の鎖 【にんげんのくさり】 human chain (chain of people holding hands, usually in protest)
  • 閉ざす 【とざす】 to shut, to close, to fasten, to lock, to block (a street, entrance, etc.), to shut in (with snow, ice, etc.), to shut off, to cut off, to cover (e.g. in darkness), to consume (with negative feelings), to fill (e.g. with sadness), to bury (e.g. in grief)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
suo3
Korean:
swae

Spanish

  • conexión
  • cerrar
  • cadena

Portuguese

  • cadeias
  • ferros
  • conexão

French

  • chaîne
  • fers
  • liens
1286 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1605 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4901 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1698 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1856 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1819 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1968 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1338 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1832 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2213 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1573 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1956 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40708P Morohashi
1761 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6325 New Nelson (John Haig)
1937 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2087 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1908 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2861 2001 Kanji
8a10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-10 SKIP code
8918.6 Four corner code
1-26-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9396 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N4
101 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 不 【フ】 un-, non-, negative prefix
  • 不安 【フアン】 anxiety, uneasiness, worry, apprehension, fear, insecurity, suspense
  • 意味不 【イミフ】 of uncertain meaning, ambiguous, cryptic, nonsensical, incomprehensible, perplexing
  • 無 【ブ】 un-, non-, bad ..., poor ...
  • 不気味 【ブキミ】 weird, ominous, eerie, uncanny, ghastly

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bu4, bu2
Korean:
bu, bul

Spanish

  • prefijo negativo: in-
  • des-

Portuguese

  • Prefixo negativo
  • negativa
  • não
  • feia
  • ruim
  • deselegante

French

  • négation
  • non
  • mauvais
  • laid
  • maladroit
500 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
600 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
572 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
134 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
17 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
130 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
104 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
94 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
94 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
94 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
422 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
10 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4242 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2141 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2890 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1225 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19 Morohashi
3434 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
13 New Nelson (John Haig)
1217 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1302 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
103 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
444 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3154 2001 Kanji
0a4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-1 SKIP code
3-3-1 SKIP code
3-2-2 SKIP code
1090.0 Four corner code
1-41-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e0d Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
pestle
Parts:
even, flat, peace
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
128 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 平 【ヘイ】 nth year in the Heisei era (1989.1.8-2019.4.30)
  • 平安 【ヘイアン】 peace, tranquility, tranquillity, Heian period (794-1185)
  • 和平 【ワヘイ】 peace
  • 公平 【コウヘイ】 fairness, impartiality, justice, objectivity
  • 平等 【ビョウドウ】 equality, impartiality, evenness
  • 平常心 【ビョウジョウシン】 everyday feelings, usual feelings
  • 寛平 【カンピョウ】 Kanpyō era (889.4.27-898.4.26), Kanbyō era
  • 天平 【テンピョウ】 Tenpyō era (729.8.5-749.4.14), Tenbyō era, Tenhei era
  • 平韻 【ヒョウイン】 level-tone rhyme (of Chinese)
  • 平声 【ヒョウショウ】 first tone in old Chinese phonetics, level tone, (of a Japanese accent) having a low, flat tone

Kun reading compounds

  • 平ら 【たいら】 flat, level, even, smooth, calm, tranquil, placid, composed, stable, relaxed (sitting posture), comfortable, plateau, tableland, plain
  • 平らか 【たいらか】 level, just, peaceful
  • 平らげる 【たいらげる】 to eat up (completely), to put down (a rebellion), to suppress, to subjugate, to make flat, to level out
  • 平 【ひら】 something broad and flat, common, ordinary, plain, rank-and-file, low-ranking employee, freshman, novice, private
  • 平泳ぎ 【ひらおよぎ】 breaststroke (swimming)
  • 嘉平次平 【かへいじひら】 hakama fabric made from meisen silk
  • 金平 【かねひら】 Acheilognathus rhombeus (species of cyprinid)

Readings

Japanese names:
たいら、 たら、 はち、 ひ、 ひとし、 へ、 へん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ping2
Korean:
pyeong, pyeon

Spanish

  • llanura
  • liso
  • llano
  • plano
  • sencillo

Portuguese

  • até mesmo
  • apartamento
  • paz

French

  • plan(e)
  • plat
  • paix
315 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
411 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
388 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
143 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
26 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
136 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
503 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
203 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
202 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
202 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
351 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
573 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4291 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2167 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2921 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1496 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9167X Morohashi
3478 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 New Nelson (John Haig)
1484 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1596 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
98 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
260 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3155 2001 Kanji
2k3.4 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-1 SKIP code
1040.9 Four corner code
1-42-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e73 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
go, do
Parts:
equilibrium, measuring rod, scale
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1847 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 衡器 【コウキ】 scale, balance, weighing machine
  • 衡平 【コウヘイ】 balance, equity
  • 拡大均衡 【カクダイキンコウ】 an expanded or expanding equilibrium
  • 合従連衡 【ガッショウレンコウ】 alliance (of the Six Kingdoms against the Qin dynasty, and of individual Kingdoms with the Qin dynasty), (tactic of) making and breaking alliances (to benefit oneself as the occasion demands), resorting to alliances as a diplomatic expedient

Readings

Japanese names:
ひら
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
heng2
Korean:
hyeong

Spanish

  • balanza
  • escala
  • peso

Portuguese

  • equilíbrio
  • vara de medição
  • escala

French

  • équilibre
  • balance
1267 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1694 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1641 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1358 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1724 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2450 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1585 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1692 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1449 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1618 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
939 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
527 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
687 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
900 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34078 Morohashi
761 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1775 New Nelson (John Haig)
891 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
957 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1828 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2053 2001 Kanji
3i13.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-13 SKIP code
2143.0 Four corner code
1-25-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8861 Unicode hex code