Jisho

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15 strokes (also 14)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
elect, select, choose, prefer
Kun:
えら.ぶえ.るよ.る
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
57 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 選 【セン】 selection, choice, choosing, picking, election
  • 選挙 【センキョ】 election
  • 抽選 【チュウセン】 lottery, raffle, drawing (of lots)
  • 公選 【コウセン】 public election

Kun reading compounds

  • 選ぶ 【えらぶ】 to choose, to select
  • 選ぶところがない 【えらぶところがない】 being the same thing (as), being indistinguishable (from)
  • 選る 【よる】 to choose, to select
  • 選る 【よる】 to choose, to select

Readings

Chinese:
xuan3
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • elegir
  • seleccionar

Portuguese

  • eleger
  • selecionar
  • escolher
  • preferir

French

  • élection
  • sélection
  • choisir
  • préférer
449 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
556 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
527 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
105 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4744 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
522 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
967 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2419 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
800 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
814 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
264 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
721 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3931 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2026 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2734 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1822 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39127P Morohashi
3169 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6114 New Nelson (John Haig)
1804 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1944 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
341 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
626 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3561 2001 Kanji
2q12.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-12 SKIP code
3-2-12 SKIP code
3730.8 Four corner code
33-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9078 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
hand
Kun:
て--てた-
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
60 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 手術 【シュジュツ】 surgery, operation, procedure
  • 手記 【シュキ】 note, memorandum
  • 二塁手 【ニルイシュ】 second baseman
  • 名手 【メイシュ】 master, expert, expert board game player (chess, go, shogi, etc.)
  • 交際上手 【コウサイジョウズ】 good at socializing, sociability, being a good mixer
  • 処世上手 【ショセイジョウズ】 knowing how to get on in the world, knowing the secret of success in life

Kun reading compounds

  • 手 【て】 hand, arm, forepaw, foreleg, handle, hand, worker, help, trouble, care, effort, means, way, trick, move, technique, workmanship, hand, handwriting, kind, type, sort, one's hands, one's possession, ability to cope, hand (of cards), direction, move (in go, shogi, etc.)
  • 手足 【てあし】 hands and feet, limbs
  • 逆手 【ぎゃくて】 underhand grip, backhand grip (e.g. in tennis), unexpected twist, turning the tables (on an opponent)
  • 担い手 【にないて】 bearer, carrier, person bearing responsibility, person in charge, supporter

Readings

Chinese:
shou3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • mano

Portuguese

  • mão

French

  • main
28 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
35 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
32 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
42 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1827 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
37 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
54 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
118 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
57 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
57 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
170 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
847 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4267 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2155 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2907 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
644 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11768 Morohashi
3456 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2060 New Nelson (John Haig)
637 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
687 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
57 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
30 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2247 2001 Kanji
3c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
2-1-3 SKIP code
2050.0 Four corner code
28-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
624b Unicode hex code