Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
divide, distinguish, choose
Parts:
Variants:
explanation
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1097 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 釈明 【シャクメイ】 explanation, vindication
  • 釈放 【シャクホウ】 release, liberation, acquittal
  • 解釈 【カイシャク】 interpretation, explanation, reading, construction
  • 注釈 【チュウシャク】 notes, comment, remark, annotation
  • 釈然 【シャクゼン】 fully satisfied (with an explanation, apology, etc.), happy, cleared of doubt

Readings

Japanese names:
しゃ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
seog

Spanish

  • explicación
  • interpretación
  • perdón
  • abreviatura de Buda

Portuguese

  • explicação

French

  • explication
  • justification
802 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
885 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1214 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4809 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
660 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1841 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1395 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
595 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
605 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
763 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1800 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1876 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
997 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1349 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1927 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40120P Morohashi
1484 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6203 New Nelson (John Haig)
1908 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2057 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1494 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2262 2001 Kanji
6b5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
2798.7 Four corner code
1-28-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91c8 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
religion, sect, denomination, main point, origin, essence
Kun:
むね
On:
シュウソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
997 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 宗 【シュウ】 sect, denomination, tenets (of a religious sect)
  • 宗教 【シュウキョウ】 religion, religious affiliation, belief, faith, creed, religious activity
  • 改宗 【カイシュウ】 religious conversion
  • 浄土真宗 【ジョウドシンシュウ】 Jōdo Shinshū (offshoot of the Jōdo sect), True Pure Land School
  • 宗 【ソウ】 origin, source, virtuous ancestor
  • 宗家 【ソウケ】 head of family, originator
  • 大宗 【タイソウ】 leading figure, foundation
  • 皇宗 【コウソウ】 imperial ancestors

Kun reading compounds

  • 旨 【むね】 principle, aim, main purpose, central part, pillar, purport, gist, drift, meaning, instructions, orders, intention, wishes
  • 正宗 【まさむね】 famous sword, sword blade by Masamune, sake, Japanese rice wine, brand of sake from Nada region during Tenpō era (1830-1844)

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 し、 そ、 そお、 たか、 とし、 のり、 ひろ、 むな、 もと、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zong1
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • enseñanzas religiosas
  • fundamento
  • origen

Portuguese

  • religião
  • seita
  • denominação
  • ponto principal
  • origem
  • essência

French

  • religion
  • secte
  • confession
  • point principal
  • origine
  • essence
805 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
899 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
889 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1023 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1294 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
248 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1206 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
679 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
616 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
626 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
816 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
471 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2769 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1419 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1109 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7106 Morohashi
2228 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1321 New Nelson (John Haig)
1100 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1181 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
865 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
741 2001 Kanji
3m5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3090.1 Four corner code
1-29-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b97 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
performance, act, play, render, stage
On:
エン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
267 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 演説 【エンゼツ】 speech, address
  • 演技 【エンギ】 acting, performance
  • 講演 【コウエン】 lecture, address, speech
  • 公演 【コウエン】 public performance, exhibition in a foreign country

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yan3
Korean:
yeon

Spanish

  • expresar
  • realizar
  • llevar a cabo
  • poner en práctica
  • representar

Portuguese

  • performance
  • ato
  • jogo
  • fazer
  • estágio

French

  • interpréter
  • représentation
  • jouer
  • numéro
  • réciter
  • mettre en scène
553 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
650 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
621 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
222 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2685 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
806 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
708 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2079 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
344 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
344 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
616 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1239 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
855 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
491 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
630 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2026 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18130 Morohashi
697 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3310 New Nelson (John Haig)
2007 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2163 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
413 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
785 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
361 2001 Kanji
3a11.13 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
3318.6 Four corner code
1-17-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6f14 Unicode hex code