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 (also 7 and 9)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
(used phonetically)
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
2160 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 迦具土神 【カグツチノカミ】 Kagutsuchi, fire deity who burned to death his mother Izanami during childbirth (and was therefore beheaded by his father Izanagi)
  • 迦葉仏 【カショウブツ】 Kassapa Buddha, Kasyapa Buddha, Kashyapa Buddha
  • 釈迦 【シャカ】 Gautama Buddha, Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha
  • 波波迦 【ハハカ】 Japanese bird cherry (Prunus grayana)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jia1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

  • sonido "ka" en sánscrito

Portuguese

French

4673 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
999 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3982 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2767 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
38789X Morohashi
6027 New Nelson (John Haig)
2959 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2966 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2q5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
3630.0 Four corner code
1-18-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8fe6 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:
three
Kun:
み.つみっ.つ
On:
サンゾウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
14 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 三 【サン】 three, 3
  • 三 【サン】 three
  • 十三 【ジュウサン】 thirteen, 13, king (playing card)
  • 七三 【シチサン】 7 or 3 ratio, hair parted on one side
  • 四三 【シソウ】 one four-of-a-kind and one three-of-a-kind in a dealt hand, three and a four (in dice games)

Kun reading compounds

  • 三 【さん】 three, 3
  • 三つ 【みっつ】 three, three years of age
  • 三つ 【みっつ】 three, three years of age
  • 三つ子 【みつご】 three-year-old, triplets
  • 三つ 【みっつ】 three, three years of age
  • 3つの密 【みっつのみつ】 three Cs, three conditions that facilitate the transmission of infectious diseases (closed spaces, crowds, and close contact)

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 さ、 さい、 さえ、 さぶ、 ざ、 ざえ、 ざぶ、 そう、 ぞ、 ただ、 みつ、 みん、 も、 や
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
san1
Korean:
sam

Spanish

  • tres
  • 3

Portuguese

  • três

French

  • trois
3 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
3 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
23 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
10 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
8 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
3 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
4 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
22 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
4 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
4 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
5 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2423 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1225 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1689 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
3 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12 Morohashi
1924 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
8 New Nelson (John Haig)
3 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
3 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
21 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
10 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3072 2001 Kanji
0a3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-2 SKIP code
1010.1 Four corner code
1-27-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e09 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
thumb, inch
Parts:
revered, valuable, precious, noble, exalted
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1181 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 尊 【ソン】 zun (ancient Chinese wine vessel, usu. made of bronze), honorific prefix referring to the listener, counter for buddhas
  • 尊敬 【ソンケイ】 respect, esteem, reverence, honour, honor
  • 自尊 【ジソン】 self-respect, esteem, self-importance, pride
  • 至尊 【シソン】 extreme reverence, deeply revered person, the Emperor

Kun reading compounds

  • 尊い 【とうとい】 precious, valuable, priceless, noble, exalted, sacred
  • 尊い油 【たっといあぶら】 anointing oil
  • 尊い 【とうとい】 precious, valuable, priceless, noble, exalted, sacred
  • 尊い油 【たっといあぶら】 anointing oil
  • 貴ぶ 【とうとぶ】 to value, to prize, to esteem, to respect
  • 貴ぶ 【とうとぶ】 to value, to prize, to esteem, to respect

Readings

Japanese names:
さだ、 たか、 たけ、 みこと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zun1
Korean:
jon, jun

Spanish

  • aprecio
  • valor
  • estima
  • respeto
  • reverencia
  • apreciar
  • valorar
  • estimar
  • respetar
  • reverenciar

Portuguese

  • honrado
  • precioso
  • valioso
  • nobre
  • exaltado

French

  • révérer
  • précieux
  • noble
  • haut placé
838 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
939 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
927 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1220 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
607 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
856 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
480 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1797 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
704 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
717 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
479 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
509 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2920 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1500 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2029 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1451 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7445X Morohashi
2324 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1386 New Nelson (John Haig)
1439 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1547 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
952 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
948 2001 Kanji
2o10.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-9 SKIP code
2-9-3 SKIP code
8034.6 Four corner code
1-34-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c0a Unicode hex code