Jisho

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13 strokes (also 12)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
difference, differ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
344 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 違反 【イハン】 violation, offense, offence, breach, transgression, infringement, contravention
  • 違法 【イホウ】 illegal, illicit, unlawful
  • 相違 【ソウイ】 difference, discrepancy, variation
  • 格段の相違 【カクダンノソウイ】 marked difference

Kun reading compounds

  • 違う 【ちがう】 to differ (from), to vary, to not be in the usual condition, to be incorrect, to be wrong, to be off the mark, to be different (from what was promised, etc.), isn't it?, wasn't it?
  • 違くて 【ちがくて】 different (from), not the same (as)
  • 違い 【ちがい】 difference, distinction, discrepancy, mistake, error
  • 違いない 【ちがいない】 sure, no mistaking it, for certain, without doubt
  • 違える 【ちがえる】 to change, to alter, to mistake, to make a mistake, to fail to keep (e.g. one's promise), to sprain (a muscle), to dislocate (e.g. one's neck)
  • 違う 【たがう】 to differ, to be different, to run counter to, to change (into something out of the ordinary)
  • 違える 【たがえる】 to change, to alter, to run counter to, to go against, to break (one's word), to make a mistake (in), to err

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wei2
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • diferencia
  • diferir
  • violar
  • ser diferente
  • cambiar
  • alterar

Portuguese

  • diferença
  • diferir

French

  • différence
  • différer
1006 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
496 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4720 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
883 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
965 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
814 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
833 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
385 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
713 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3907 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2014 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2716 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1659 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39067P Morohashi
3151 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6099 New Nelson (John Haig)
1644 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1773 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
274 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1676 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1655 2001 Kanji
2q10.5 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-10 SKIP code
3-2-10 SKIP code
3430.4 Four corner code
1-16-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9055 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
method, law, rule, principle, model, system
Kun:
のり
On:
ホウハッホッフラン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
100 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 法 【ホウ】 law, act, principle, method, mood, dharma, law
  • 法律 【ホウリツ】 law
  • 司法 【シホウ】 administration of justice
  • 弘法 【グホウ】 spreading Buddhist teachings
  • 法被 【ハッピ】 happi coat, happy coat, workman's livery coat, traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat
  • 法度 【ハット】 law, ban, prohibition, ordinance
  • 法師 【ホウシ】 Buddhist priest, bonze, layman dressed like a priest, person
  • 法華経 【ホケキョウ】 Lotus Sutra

Kun reading compounds

  • 法 【のり】 rule, law, regulation, model, pattern, teachings of Buddha, Buddhist doctrine, transverse measurement, measurement across, side-slope, slope
  • 法の筵 【のりのむしろ】 preaching place
  • 内法 【うちのり】 inside measure
  • 外法 【そとのり】 outside measurements

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fa3, fa4
Korean:
beob

Spanish

  • método
  • ley
  • doctrina

Portuguese

  • método
  • lei
  • regra
  • princípio
  • modelo
  • sistema

French

  • méthode
  • loi
  • règle
  • principe
  • modèle
  • système
513 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
612 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
584 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
145 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2535 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
213 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
676 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
824 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
123 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
518 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1181 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
391 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
248 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
295 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
758 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17290 Morohashi
333 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3107 New Nelson (John Haig)
751 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
813 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
100 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
516 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
371 2001 Kanji
3a5.20 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3413.1 Four corner code
1-43-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cd5 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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On reading compounds

  • 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.)
  • 男性 【ダンセイ】 man, male, masculine gender
  • 女性 【ジョセイ】 woman, female, feminine gender
  • 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
  • 女性 【ジョセイ】 woman, female, feminine gender
  • 冷え性 【ヒエショウ】 sensitivity to cold

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

8 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
thwart, separate from, prevent, obstruct, deter, impede
Kun:
はば.む
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1280 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 阻止 【ソシ】 obstruction, check, hindrance, prevention, impediment, interdiction, preemption, blocking
  • 阻害 【ソガイ】 obstruction, inhibition
  • 悪阻 【ツワリ】 morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum
  • 妊娠悪阻 【ニンシンオソ】 hyperemesis gravidarum, HG, severe morning sickness

Kun reading compounds

  • 阻む 【はばむ】 to keep someone from doing, to stop, to prevent, to check, to hinder, to obstruct, to oppose, to thwart

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zu3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • escarpado
  • separar
  • obstruir
  • disuadir
  • impedir

Portuguese

  • demover
  • separar de
  • previnir
  • obstruir
  • deter
  • impedir

French

  • faire obstacle
  • obstruer
  • contrarier
  • séparer
  • dissuader
  • empêcher
1505 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1377 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4984 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1767 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1866 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1085 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1135 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1519 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
726 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
411 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
258 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
308 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1796 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41593 Morohashi
348 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6434 New Nelson (John Haig)
1780 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1919 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1221 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3673 2001 Kanji
2d5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-2-5 SKIP code
7721.0 Four corner code
1-33-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
963b 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

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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

8 strokes
Radical:
hook
Parts:
Variants:
matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly
Kun:
ことつか.うつか.える
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
18 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 事 【ジ】 individual concrete phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle)
  • 事故 【ジコ】 accident, incident, trouble, circumstances, reasons
  • 返事 【ヘンジ】 reply, answer, response
  • 食事 【ショクジ】 meal, dinner, diet

Kun reading compounds

  • 事 【こと】 thing, matter, incident, occurrence, event, something serious, trouble, crisis, circumstances, situation, state of affairs, work, business, affair, after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to, nominalizing suffix, pretending to ..., playing make-believe ..., alias, also known as, otherwise known as, or, necessity, need, you should ..., I advise that you ..., it's important to ...
  • 事故 【じこ】 accident, incident, trouble, circumstances, reasons
  • 神事 【しんじ】 Shinto ritual
  • いい事 【いいこと】 good thing, nice thing, good excuse, good grounds, good opportunity, interjection used to impress an idea or to urge a response
  • 仕える 【つかえる】 to serve, to work for, to attend

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • cosa
  • hecho
  • asunto
  • acción

Portuguese

  • matéria
  • coisa
  • fato
  • negócios
  • razão
  • possivelmente

French

  • fait
  • chose
  • matière
  • affaire
  • raison
  • peut-être
230 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
309 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
293 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
32 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
272 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
73 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
108 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
768 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
80 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
80 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
237 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
30 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4384 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2220 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2986 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1164 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
241 Morohashi
3567 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
71 New Nelson (John Haig)
1156 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1240 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
10 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
300 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1547 2001 Kanji
0a8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
4-8-3 SKIP code
5000.7 Four corner code
1-27-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e8b Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
field
Parts:
wherefore, a reason
Kun:
よしよ.る
On:
ユウユイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
325 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 由来 【ユライ】 origin, source, history, derivation, originally, from the start, by nature
  • 由緒 【ユイショ】 history, pedigree, lineage
  • 経由 【ケイユ】 going through, going via, going by way of
  • 来由 【ライユ】 origin, cause
  • 経由 【ケイユ】 going through, going via, going by way of
  • 事由 【ジユウ】 reason, cause
  • 由緒 【ユイショ】 history, pedigree, lineage
  • 由緒ある 【ユイショアル】 venerable, prestigious, with a long history

Kun reading compounds

  • 由 【よし】 reason, significance, cause, piece of information that one has heard, I hear that ..., it is said that ...
  • 由ありげ 【よしありげ】 meaningful, suggestive, seeming to be with a history, seeming to be with circumstances that are hard to explain
  • 候由 【そうろうよし】 I hear that ...
  • 依る 【よる】 to be due to, to be caused by, to depend on, to turn on, to be based on, to come from, to be based at (a location, an organization), to be headquartered at

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
you2
Korean:
yu

Spanish

  • razón
  • significado
  • causa

Portuguese

  • porquanto
  • por conseguinte
  • uma razão

French

  • c'est pourquoi
  • raison
  • cause
  • origine
  • grave
325 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
421 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
399 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
376 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
89 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
297 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
739 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
186 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
363 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
364 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
623 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1333 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4311 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2935 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1114 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21724 Morohashi
3499 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3724 New Nelson (John Haig)
1105 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1186 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
134 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
261 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1676 2001 Kanji
0a5.35 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
5060.0 Four corner code
1-45-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7531 Unicode hex code