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

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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

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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

6 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
likeness, like, such as, as if, better, best, equal
Kun:
ごと.し
On:
ジョニョ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1704 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 如才ない 【ジョサイナイ】 tactful, adroit, shrewd, clever, smart, affable
  • 如月 【キサラギ】 second month of the lunar calendar
  • 欠如 【ケツジョ】 lack, absence, shortage, deficiency, privation
  • 躍如 【ヤクジョ】 vivid, lifelike, graphic
  • 如 【ニョ】 tathata (the ultimate nature of all things)
  • 如実 【ニョジツ】 reality, actuality, actual conditions, true situation, faithful representation, vivid depiction, ultimate reality, absolute truth
  • 一如 【イチニョ】 oneness
  • 形影一如 【ケイエイイチニョ】 being inseparable as a form and its shadow, a person's deed mirrors the good or evil of his mind, husband and wife being never apart

Kun reading compounds

  • 如し 【ごとし】 like, as if, the same as

Readings

Japanese names:
き、 ね、 ゆき、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ru2
Korean:
yeo

Spanish

  • análogo
  • parecido
  • tal como
  • igual a
  • obedecer

Portuguese

  • semelhança
  • gostar
  • tal como
  • como se
  • melhor
  • igual

French

  • ressemblance
  • comme
  • comme si
  • mieux
  • meilleur
  • égal
  • similaire
  • paraître
1383 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1521 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1189 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1539 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1184 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
412 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1747 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1870 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1441 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
433 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
239 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
154 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
183 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
101 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6060 Morohashi
207 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1178 New Nelson (John Haig)
100 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
104 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
337 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1069 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1777 2001 Kanji
3e3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
4640.0 Four corner code
1-39-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5982 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
come, due, next, cause, become
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
102 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 来 【ライ】 next (year, spring, etc.), coming, since (e.g. last month), for (e.g. 20 years)
  • 来月 【ライゲツ】 next month
  • 未来 【ミライ】 the (distant) future, future tense, the world to come
  • 出来 【シュッタイ】 occurrence, happening, taking place, completion
  • 出来 【シュッタイ】 occurrence, happening, taking place, completion

Kun reading compounds

  • 来る 【くる】 to come (spatially or temporally), to approach, to arrive, to come back, to do ... and come back, to come to be, to become, to get, to grow, to continue, to come from, to be caused by, to derive from, to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")
  • 来る日も来る日も 【くるひもくるひも】 day after day, day in and day out, every single day
  • 来る 【きたる】 next (e.g. "next April"), forthcoming, coming, to come, to arrive, to be due to
  • 来るべき 【きたるべき】 expected to arrive (occur) in the near future
  • 来す 【きたす】 to cause, to induce, to bring about a result or state, to produce
  • 来す 【きたす】 to cause, to induce, to bring about a result or state, to produce
  • 来る 【きたる】 next (e.g. "next April"), forthcoming, coming, to come, to arrive, to be due to
  • 来るべき 【きたるべき】 expected to arrive (occur) in the near future
  • 来す 【きたす】 to cause, to induce, to bring about a result or state, to produce
  • 来次第 【きしだい】 as soon as (he, she, it) comes
  • 行き来 【ゆきき】 coming and going, keeping in touch, visiting each other, street traffic, highway
  • 不出来 【ふでき】 bad job, poor workmanship, bungle
  • 来い 【こい】 come!, come on!
  • 来し方 【きしかた】 the past

Readings

Japanese names:
くり、 くる、 ごろ、 さ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lai2
Korean:
rae

Spanish

  • venir
  • llegar
  • acercarse
  • aproximarse

Portuguese

  • Vir
  • devido
  • próximo
  • causa
  • tornar-se

French

  • venir
  • dû à
  • suivant
  • causer
  • devenir
147 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
237 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
217 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
113 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
202 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
25 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
62 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
538 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
69 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
133 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
36 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4366 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2211 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2975 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1902 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14489 Morohashi
3551 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2565 New Nelson (John Haig)
1884 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2029 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
27 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
153 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1464 2001 Kanji
0a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
5090.0 Four corner code
1-45-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6765 Unicode hex code