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

11 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
ball, sphere
Kun:
たま
On:
キュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
302 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 球 【キュウ】 sphere, counter for balls
  • 球威 【キュウイ】 (pitcher's) stuff
  • 配球 【ハイキュウ】 combination of (varied) pitches, serves, etc.
  • 制球 【セイキュウ】 (pitcher's) control

Kun reading compounds

  • 玉 【たま】 ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet, ball (in sports), pile (of noodles, etc.), bullet, bulb (i.e. a light bulb), lens (of glasses, etc.), bead (of an abacus), ball (i.e. a testicle), gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl, female entertainer (e.g. a geisha), person (when commenting on their nature), character, item, funds or person used as part of a plot, egg, coin, precious, beautiful, excellent
  • 玉突き 【たまつき】 billiards, pool, serial collisions (of cars)
  • 電気の球 【でんきのたま】 electric (light) bulb

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qiu2
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • pelota
  • esfera

Portuguese

  • bola
  • esfera

French

  • balle
  • sphère
188 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
275 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
257 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
379 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2941 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
845 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
736 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1359 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.7 Japanese for Busy People
726 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
739 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
935 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1319 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1219 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
658 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
880 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
944 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21011 Morohashi
969 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3643 New Nelson (John Haig)
935 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1005 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
370 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3142 2001 Kanji
4f7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
1313.2 Four corner code
1-21-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7403 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
germ, fungus, bacteria
On:
キン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1586 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 菌 【キン】 fungus, germ, bacterium, bacillus
  • 菌類 【キンルイ】 fungus, fungi
  • 球菌 【キュウキン】 coccus
  • 抗菌 【コウキン】 antibacterial, antimicrobial

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jun4, jun1
Korean:
gyun

Spanish

  • germen
  • hongo
  • bacteria

Portuguese

  • germe
  • fungo
  • bactérias

French

  • germe (microbien)
  • champignon
  • bactérie
1177 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1016 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3976 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1651 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1703 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1441 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1222 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1285 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1368 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
659 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2876 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1484 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2000 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
927 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31156P Morohashi
2304 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5091 New Nelson (John Haig)
918 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
985 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1480 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k8.32 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-8 SKIP code
4460.0 Four corner code
1-22-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
83cc Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
sex, gender, nature
Kun:
さが
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
104 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 性 【セイ】 nature (of a person), sex, gender, sex (i.e. sexual attraction, activity, etc.), gender, -ty, -ity, -ness, -cy
  • 性格 【セイカク】 character (of a person), personality, disposition, nature, characteristics, nature (of a thing, event, etc.)
  • 耐性 【タイセイ】 resistance (e.g. to antibiotics), tolerance (e.g. drug tolerance)
  • 社会性 【シャカイセイ】 sociality
  • 性 【ショウ】 nature, disposition, temperament, character, quality, that which does not change according to external influences
  • 性根 【ショウネ】 nature, character, disposition
  • 冷え性 【ヒエショウ】 sensitivity to cold
  • 凝り性 【コリショウ】 fastidiousness, enthusiasm for one thing, meticulousness, monomania, obsession, susceptibility for a stiffening of the shoulders

Kun reading compounds

  • 性 【さが】 one's nature, one's destiny, custom, tradition, habit, convention

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xing4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • sexo
  • género
  • naturaleza
  • temperamento

Portuguese

  • sexo
  • gênero
  • natureza

French

  • sexe
  • genre
  • nature
  • propriétés
645 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
745 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
723 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
199 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1666 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
280 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
564 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
98 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
98 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
421 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
811 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
357 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
266 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1572 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10478 Morohashi
299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1822 New Nelson (John Haig)
1558 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1679 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
119 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
690 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1172 2001 Kanji
4k5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-1-7 SKIP code
9501.0 Four corner code
1-32-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6027 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:

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  • 咽喉 【インコウ】 throat
  • 咽喉頭異常感症 【インコウトウイジョウカンショウ】 globus pharyngis, lump in one's throat, pharyngolaryngeal paresthesia
  • 嚥下 【エンゲ】 swallowing, deglutition
  • 哀咽 【アイエツ】 being choked with tears
  • 嗚咽 【オエツ】 sobbing, weeping, fit of crying

Kun reading compounds

  • 咽ぶ 【むせぶ】 to be choked, to be stifled, to be smothered
  • 噎せる 【むせる】 to choke, to be choked by, to be stifled by
  • 喉 【のど】 throat, singing voice
  • 喉から手が出る 【のどからてがでる】 to want something desperately, to want something (so badly one can taste it)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yan1, yan4, ye4
Korean:
in, yeol

Spanish

  • garganta
  • sofoco
  • atragantamiento
  • asfixia

Portuguese

French

920 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1872 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
412 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
309 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
3577 Morohashi
788 New Nelson (John Haig)
2159 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
628 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3d6.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
6600.0 Four corner code
1-16-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
54bd Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
head, counter for large animals
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
433 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 top of the head
  • 教頭 【キョウトウ】 deputy head teacher, vice principal
  • 会頭 【カイトウ】 society president
  • 頭 【ズ】 head
  • 頭打ち 【アタマウチ】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 竜頭 【リュウズ】 crown (of a watch), stem, cannon (of a bell), something in the shape of a dragon's head (esp. a helmet crest)
  • 飛竜頭 【ヒリョウズ】 filhos (traditional Portuguese dessert), deep-fried tofu mixed with thinly sliced vegetables
  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 top of the head
  • 鳥兜 【トリカブト】 aconite (esp. species Aconitum japonicum), wolfsbane, monkshood, traditional bugaku hat

Kun reading compounds

  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, down payment, deposit, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭打ち 【あたまうち】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 石頭 【いしあたま】 obstinate person, stubbornness, pigheadedness, hard head (like a rock)
  • ごま塩頭 【ごましおあたま】 salt and pepper hair, dark hair streaked with gray
  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, down payment, deposit, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭文字 【かしらもじ】 first letter of a word, capital letter (at the start of a word or sentence), initials (of one's name)
  • 鯛の尾より鰯の頭 【たいのおよりいわしのかしら】 better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
  • め組の頭 【めぐみのかしら】 fire brigade chief (in Edo), chief fireman
  • 頭 【こうべ】 head
  • 頭を振る 【かぶりをふる】 to shake one's head (in denial)

Readings

Japanese names:
かみ、 がみ、 ちゃん、 つむり、 づ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tou2, tou5
Korean:
du

Spanish

  • cabeza
  • principio
  • delantera

Portuguese

  • cabeça
  • sufixo para contagem de animais grandes

French

  • tête
  • compteur de gros animaux
294 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
186 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
386 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4469 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
519 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
275 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2504 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
276 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
276 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
166 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1889 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2019 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1073 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1453 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43490 Morohashi
1604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6639 New Nelson (John Haig)
1441 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1549 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
234 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
238 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3061 2001 Kanji
9a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
1118.6 Four corner code
1-38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
inflammation, flame, blaze
Kun:
ほのお
On:
エン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1242 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 炎 【エン】 -itis (indicating an inflammatory disease)
  • 炎症 【エンショウ】 inflammation, irritation
  • 脳炎 【ノウエン】 brain inflammation, encephalitis, cerebritis
  • 胃炎 【イエン】 gastritis, gastric catarrh

Kun reading compounds

  • 炎 【ほのお】 flame, blaze, flames (of intense emotion, e.g. love, jealousy, anger), passion
  • 炎検出器 【ほのおけんしゅつき】 flame detector
  • 瞋恚の炎 【しんいのほのお】 intense antipathy (like a blazing fire), flames of rage
  • 嫉妬の炎 【しっとのほのお】 flames of jealousy

Readings

Japanese names:
ぬく
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yan2
Korean:
yeom

Spanish

  • quemar
  • llamarada
  • inflamación
  • flama

Portuguese

  • inflamação
  • chama
  • fogo

French

  • inflammation
  • flamme
  • incendie
1024 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1231 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2751 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1727 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1513 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
697 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1336 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1419 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1803 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1264 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3075 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1568 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2145 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
164 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18910 Morohashi
2420 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3404 New Nelson (John Haig)
162 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
174 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1207 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1162 2001 Kanji
4d4.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-4 SKIP code
9080.9 Four corner code
1-17-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
708e Unicode hex code