Jisho

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11 strokes (also 10)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
mail, stagecoach stop
On:
ユウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
917 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 郵便局 【ユウビンキョク】 post office
  • 郵便 【ユウビン】 mail service, postal service, mail, post, mail, postal matter, postal items
  • 電郵 【デンユウ】 (an item of) electronic mail (e-mail), e-mail message, electronic mail (e-mail) service, electronic mail (e-mail) system
  • 携帯電郵 【ケイタイデンユウ】 email from a cell phone or mobile phone

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
you2
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • correo
  • servicio postal

Portuguese

  • correio
  • parada de diligência

French

  • courrier
  • relais de poste
994 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
983 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
835 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4768 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
964 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
970 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
524 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
533 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
226 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
763 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2121 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1107 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1506 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1864 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39485 Morohashi
1687 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6147 New Nelson (John Haig)
1847 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1990 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
935 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2244 2001 Kanji
2d8.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-3 SKIP code
1-8-2 SKIP code
2712.7 Four corner code
1-45-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90f5 Unicode hex code

便

9 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
convenience, facility, excrement, feces, letter, chance
Kun:
たよ.り
On:
ベンビン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
729 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 便 【ベン】 convenience, service, facility, accommodation, excreta (esp. faeces), excrement, stool
  • 便利 【ベンリ】 convenient, handy, useful
  • 小便 【ショウベン】 urine, piss, pee, urination, breaking a contract
  • 排便 【ハイベン】 defecation
  • 便 【ビン】 flight (e.g. airline flight), trip (e.g. train trip), service, mail, post, letter, opportunity, chance
  • 便箋 【ビンセン】 writing paper, stationery, notepaper
  • 不憫 【フビン】 poor, pitiful, piteous, pitiable
  • 増便 【ゾウビン】 increase in the number of flights

Kun reading compounds

  • 便り 【たより】 news, tidings, information, correspondence, letter
  • 便りがないのはよい便り 【たよりがないのはよいたより】 no news is good news

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bian4, pian2
Korean:
pyeon, byeon

Spanish

  • conveniencia
  • excremento
  • noticias
  • correspondencia
  • carta

Portuguese

  • conveniência

French

  • commodité
  • courrier
  • vol (avion)
  • nouvelles
510 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
610 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
582 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
578 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
450 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
265 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
118 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.8 Japanese for Busy People
330 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
330 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
227 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
101 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
105 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
71 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
75 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1000 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
659 Morohashi
95 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
219 New Nelson (John Haig)
991 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1066 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
533 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2166 2001 Kanji
2a7.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-7 SKIP code
2124.6 Four corner code
1-42-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4fbf Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
write
Kun:
か.く-が.き-がき
On:
ショ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
169 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 書 【ショ】 book, document, calligraphy (esp. Chinese), penmanship, handwriting, letter, note
  • 書斎 【ショサイ】 study, library, den, home office, reading room
  • 読書 【ドクショ】 reading (a book)
  • 清書 【セイショ】 fair copy, clean copy

Kun reading compounds

  • 書く 【かく】 to write, to compose, to pen, to draw, to paint

Readings

Japanese names:
かき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • escritura
  • escrito
  • escribir

Portuguese

  • escrever

French

  • écrire
92 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
159 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
142 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
130 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3719 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
70 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
58 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1216 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
131 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
131 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
181 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
998 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3292 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1703 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2314 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
333 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14294 Morohashi
2658 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2463 New Nelson (John Haig)
327 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
349 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
121 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
197 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1678 2001 Kanji
4c6.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-4 SKIP code
5060.1 Four corner code
1-29-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f8 Unicode hex code

18 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
Variants:
simplicity, brevity
Kun:
えら.ぶふだ
On:
カンケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
983 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 簡 【カン】 simplicity, brevity, letter, note, correspondence, bamboo writing strip (in ancient China), simplified Chinese character
  • 簡単 【カンタン】 simple, easy, uncomplicated, brief, quick, light
  • 書簡 【ショカン】 letter, note, epistle, correspondence
  • 来簡 【ライカン】 correspondence, received letter
  • 不料簡 【フリョウケン】 indiscretion, bad idea, thoughtlessness, indiscreetness

Kun reading compounds

  • 札 【ふだ】 ticket, token, check, receipt, label, tag, sign, card, plate, playing card, charm, talisman, slip of paper posted on shrine pillars by pilgrims

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian3
Korean:
gan

Spanish

  • simple
  • breve
  • aproximado
  • carta

Portuguese

  • simplicidade
  • brevidade

French

  • simplicité
  • brièveté
843 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
829 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
870 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3444 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1103 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
802 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2788 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1533 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1634 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
358 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1490 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3380 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1746 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1635 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
26520P Morohashi
2721 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4358 New Nelson (John Haig)
1621 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1749 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1002 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2378 2001 Kanji
6f12.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-12 SKIP code
3-14-4 SKIP code
8822.7 Four corner code
1-20-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7c21 Unicode hex code