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

8 strokes
Radical:
mountain
Parts:
Variants:
point, peak, mountain
Kun:
たけ
On:
ガク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1334 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 岳人 【ガクジン】 alpinist, mountaineer
  • 岳神 【ガクジン】 mountain god
  • 山岳 【サンガク】 mountain chain, mountains
  • 富岳 【フガク】 Mount Fuji, Mt. Fuji

Kun reading compounds

  • 岳 【たけ】 peak, mountain
  • 岳烏 【だけがらす】 spotted nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes)
  • 御嶽 【みたけ】 large, high mountain

Readings

Japanese names:
おか、 たか、 たけん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yue4
Korean:
ag

Spanish

  • montaña alta
  • pico

Portuguese

  • ponto
  • pico
  • montanha

French

  • pointe
  • pic
  • montagne
1082 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1091 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
208 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1772 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1238 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
956 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1358 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1442 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1851 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
537 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3164 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1627 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2213 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1342 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8001 Morohashi
2557 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1457 New Nelson (John Haig)
1330 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1428 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1167 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2676 2001 Kanji
3o5.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-3 SKIP code
7277.2 Four corner code
1-19-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5cb3 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
Variants:
Nara, what?
Kun:
いかんからなし
On:
ナイダイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
841 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 奈落 【ナラク】 Naraka, Hell, Hades, very bottom, the end, worst possible circumstances, trap room (of a theatre), below-stage basement
  • 奈良 【ナラ】 Nara (city, prefecture)
  • 眼仁奈 【メジナ】 largescale blackfish (Girella punctata)
  • 輪奈 【ワナ】 loop (of thread, string, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 如何 【いかん】 (depending on) how, (depending on) what, nature (of), what is ...?, how is ...?, what will be ...?
  • 唐梨 【からなし】 Chinese quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nai4, nai3
Korean:
nae, na

Spanish

  • Nara
  • ¿que tal?
  • ¿por qué?

Portuguese

French

  • Nara
  • comment ?
822 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1174 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1977 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
696 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2044 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
947 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2759 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1411 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1905 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1103 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5893 Morohashi
2219 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1147 New Nelson (John Haig)
1094 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1175 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1441 2001 Kanji
4e3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
2-4-4 SKIP code
4090.1 Four corner code
1-38-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5948 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
stopping
Parts:
good, pleasing, skilled
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
501 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 良 【リョウ】 good (quality, condition, etc.), Good (grade), B
  • 良好 【リョウコウ】 good, fine, excellent, favorable, favourable, satisfactory
  • 改良 【カイリョウ】 improvement, reform
  • 優良 【ユウリョウ】 superior, excellent, fine

Kun reading compounds

  • 良い 【よい】 good, excellent, fine, nice, pleasant, agreeable, sufficient, enough, ready, prepared, profitable (deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial, OK, all right, fine, no problem
  • いい子 【いいこ】 good boy, good girl
  • いい子 【いいこ】 good boy, good girl
  • いい薬になる 【いいくすりになる】 to learn a lesson (usu. from an unpleasant experience), to be good for someone

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 なが、 まこと、 よし、 ら、 りょ、 ろう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
liang2
Korean:
ryang

Spanish

  • bueno
  • sobresaliente

Portuguese

  • bom
  • agradável
  • hábil

French

  • bon
  • plaisant
  • habile
530 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
628 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
598 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
520 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3885 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
586 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
861 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
767 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
321 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
321 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
602 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1642 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4373 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2216 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2980 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1480 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30597 Morohashi
3558 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4954 New Nelson (John Haig)
1468 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1578 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
479 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
492 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
865 2001 Kanji
0a7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-4 SKIP code
3-5-2 SKIP code
3073.2 Four corner code
1-46-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
826f Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
Variants:
prefecture
Kun:
か.ける
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
140 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 県 【ケン】 prefecture (Japan), county (China, Taiwan, Norway, etc.), department (France), province (Italy, Spain, etc.)
  • 県知事 【ケンチジ】 prefectural governor
  • 兵庫県 【ヒョウゴケン】 Hyōgo Prefecture (Kinki area)
  • 同県 【ドウケン】 the same prefecture

Readings

Japanese names:
あがた、 がた
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian4
Korean:
hyeon

Spanish

  • prefectura

Portuguese

  • Condado
  • prefeitura (região)

French

  • préfecture
  • département
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
291 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
273 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
195 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1362 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
381 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
226 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1252 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
194 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
194 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
336 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1380 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3269 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1687 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2294 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
126 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23210P Morohashi
2641 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3918 New Nelson (John Haig)
513 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
552 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
326 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1241 2001 Kanji
3n6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
2690.1 Four corner code
1-24-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
770c Unicode hex code