Jisho

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15 strokes (also 14)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
西
Variants:
transition, move, change
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1937 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遷都 【セント】 relocation of the capital, transfer of the capital
  • 遷宮 【セングウ】 installation of a deity in a new shrine, transfer of a shrine
  • 左遷 【サセン】 demotion, relegation, reduction in rank, degradation, downward move
  • 聖遷 【セイセン】 Hegira, Hejira, Hijra

Kun reading compounds

  • 移る 【うつる】 to move (house), to transfer (department), to change the target of interest or concern, to elapse (passage of time), to be permeated by a colour or scent, to be infected, to be contagious, to spread (as in fire)
  • 移す 【うつす】 to change, to swap, to substitute, to transfer, to change the object of one's interest or focus, to spend or take time, to infect, to permeate something with the smell or colour of something, to move on to the next or different stage of (a plan, etc.)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qian1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • traslado
  • transferencia

Portuguese

  • transição
  • mover
  • mudança

French

  • transition
  • changement
  • déménagement
  • dégrader (armée, profession)
1498 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1975 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4743 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1447 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1820 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
943 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1896 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
722 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3932 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2027 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2735 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1624 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39123P Morohashi
3170 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6113 New Nelson (John Haig)
1610 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1737 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1810 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3256 2001 Kanji
2q12.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-12 SKIP code
3130.1 Four corner code
1-33-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9077 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
shift, move, change, drift, catch (cold, fire), pass into
Kun:
うつ.るうつ.す
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
448 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 移行 【イコウ】 switching over to, migration, transition
  • 移管 【イカン】 transfer of control
  • 転移 【テンイ】 moving (location, with the times, etc.), change, transition, metastasis, spread, transition (e.g. phase transition), transfer (of learning), transference (in psychoanalysis)
  • 変移 【ヘンイ】 change, alteration, transmutation, mutation

Kun reading compounds

  • 移る 【うつる】 to move (house), to transfer (department), to change the target of interest or concern, to elapse (passage of time), to be permeated by a colour or scent, to be infected, to be contagious, to spread (as in fire)
  • 移す 【うつす】 to change, to swap, to substitute, to transfer, to change the object of one's interest or focus, to spend or take time, to infect, to permeate something with the smell or colour of something, to move on to the next or different stage of (a plan, etc.)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi2
Korean:
i

Spanish

  • cambio de lugar
  • movimiento
  • traslado
  • mudarse
  • ser infectado
  • ser contagioso
  • trasladar
  • infectar

Portuguese

  • trocar
  • mover
  • mudança
  • rumo
  • pegar (fogo)
  • passar (frio)
  • passar

French

  • déplacer
  • transporter
  • déménager
  • changer
  • inconstant
  • prendre (froid, feu)
  • transférer
547 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
642 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
613 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
715 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3282 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
607 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
780 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1378 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.5 Japanese for Busy People
1121 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1173 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1101 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1437 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1508 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
798 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1087 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
907 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25045 Morohashi
1177 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4141 New Nelson (John Haig)
898 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
964 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
723 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2260 2001 Kanji
5d6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-6 SKIP code
2792.7 Four corner code
1-16-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79fb Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
beginning, former time, origin
Kun:
もと
On:
ゲンガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
192 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 元 【ゲン】 unknown (e.g. in an equation), element (of a set), yuan (monetary unit of China), New Taiwan dollar, Yuan dynasty (China, 1271-1368), Yüan dynasty, Mongol dynasty
  • 原価 【ゲンカ】 cost price
  • 中元 【チュウゲン】 15th day of the 7th lunar month, (last day of) Bon lantern festival, mid-year gift, summer gift, Bon Festival gifts
  • 抗原 【コウゲン】 antigen
  • 元日 【ガンジツ】 New Year's Day
  • 元凶 【ゲンキョウ】 ringleader, main culprit, main cause, source

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元 【もと】 former, ex-, past, one-time, earlier times, the past, previous state, formerly, previously, originally, before
  • 家元 【いえもと】 head of a school (of music, dance), head family of a school
  • 胸元 【むなもと】 breast, chest, pit of the stomach, solar plexus, epigastrium

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 はじめ、 はる、 ゆき、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • principio
  • origen
  • jefe

Portuguese

  • começo
  • tempo anterior
  • origem

French

  • commencement
  • origine
  • ancien temps
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
117 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
106 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
328 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
275 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
106 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
121 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
60 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
137 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
141 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2428 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1226 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
59 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1340 Morohashi
1929 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
343 New Nelson (John Haig)
59 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
63 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
408 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
89 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
0a4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
1021.1 Four corner code
1-24-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5143 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
Kun:
もと
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
660 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 素 【ソ】 plain, white silk, prime
  • 素案 【ソアン】 rough plan, draft
  • 栄養素 【エイヨウソ】 nutrient
  • 酵素 【コウソ】 enzyme
  • 素 【ス】 one's nature, one's feelings, oneself, plain, unadorned, undecorated, unadulterated, au naturel, mere, poor, exceedingly
  • 素顔 【スガオ】 face with no make-up, unpainted face, true face (of a country, celebrity, etc.), real face, true picture, real nature, sober face, sobriety
  • 空素 【カラス】 dealt hand containing only 1-point cards (scoring combination)
  • 鉤素 【ハリス】 snell (fishing), leader, trace, cast

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元より 【もとより】 from the beginning, from the first, all along, originally, of course
  • 味の素 【あじのもと】 Ajinomoto, brand name of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
su4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • materia prima
  • elemental
  • normal
  • usual

Portuguese

  • elementar
  • princípio
  • descoberto
  • nu

French

  • élément
  • principe
  • nu
  • découvert
658 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
759 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
737 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3511 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
797 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1623 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1707 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
271 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
271 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
636 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1506 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3108 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1546 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27300 Morohashi
2458 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1532 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1652 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
500 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
716 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1441 2001 Kanji
6a4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
5090.3 Four corner code
1-33-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d20 Unicode hex code