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
  • 保釈 【ホシャク】 bail, releasing on bail
  • 講釈 【コウシャク】 explanation (of a text, phrase, etc.), lecture, exposition, explanation (in a pompous fashion), (long-winded) lecture, storytelling
  • 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:
rap 攴 (攵)
Parts:
set free, release, fire, shoot, emit, banish, liberate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
288 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 放火 【ホウカ】 arson, setting fire
  • 放映 【ホウエイ】 televising, broadcasting, airing
  • 豪放 【ゴウホウ】 largehearted, frank, unaffected
  • 性解放 【セイカイホウ】 sexual liberation, emancipation from gender restrictions

Kun reading compounds

  • 放す 【はなす】 to release, to let go, to free, to set free, to let loose, to turn loose, to add (pieces of eggplant, potato, etc.) to water, broth, etc.
  • 放つ 【はなつ】 to fire (gun, arrow, questions, etc.), to shoot, to hit (e.g. baseball), to break wind, to set free, to release, to let loose, to emit (e.g. light), to give off (e.g. a scent), to send out (a person to carry out a duty), to set fire to
  • 放れる 【はなれる】 to get free (from), to be freed, to be released
  • 放く 【こく】 to let loose (e.g. a fart), to utter (e.g. a lie), to do
  • 放る 【ほうる】 to throw, to fling, to hurl, to toss, to neglect, to abandon, to leave alone, to give up on, to leave undone, to leave unfinished

Readings

Japanese names:
はなれ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fang4
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • dejar libre
  • soltar
  • liberar
  • emitir
  • separarse
  • abandonar

Portuguese

  • libertar
  • liberação
  • fogo
  • disparar
  • emitir
  • banir
  • liberar

French

  • libérer
  • relâcher
  • renvoyer
  • enflammer
  • bannir
  • émettre
512 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
414 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
391 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
282 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2084 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
287 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
585 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
606 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
512 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
521 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
723 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
935 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1058 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
570 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
754 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
507 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13133 Morohashi
853 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2333 New Nelson (John Haig)
496 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
535 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
325 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
314 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
466 2001 Kanji
4h4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
0824.0 Four corner code
1-42-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
653e Unicode hex code