Jisho

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20 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
bell, gong, chimes
Kun:
かね
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1681 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鐘楼 【ショウロウ】 belfry, bell tower
  • 鍾乳洞 【ショウニュウドウ】 limestone cave, limestone cavern
  • 警鐘 【ケイショウ】 alarm bell, fire bell, warning, wake-up call
  • 鳴鐘 【メイショウ】 bell-ringing (at a temple)

Kun reading compounds

  • 鐘 【かね】 bell (often a large hanging bell), chime
  • 鐘撞 【かねつき】 ringing of a bell, bell ringer
  • 入相の鐘 【いりあいのかね】 evening bell, vespers bell
  • 時の鐘 【ときのかね】 hour bell

Readings

Chinese:
zhong1
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • campana

Portuguese

  • sino
  • gongo
  • carrilhão

French

  • cloche
  • gong
  • carillon
1414 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1425 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4917 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1695 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1859 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2883 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1821 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1970 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1607 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1835 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2222 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1159 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1578 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
445 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40902 Morohashi
1769 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6352 New Nelson (John Haig)
438 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
470 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1935 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2872 2001 Kanji
8a12.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-12 SKIP code
8011.4 Four corner code
1-30-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9418 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sound
Parts:
sound, noise
Kun:
おと
On:
オンイン-ノン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
491 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 音 【オト】 sound, noise, report, note, fame, Chinese-derived character reading
  • 音楽 【オンガク】 music
  • 防音 【ボウオン】 soundproof(ing)
  • 異口同音 【イクドウオン】 (saying) with one voice, unanimously, in chorus, in unison, as one
  • 音信 【オンシン】 correspondence, news, letter, tidings
  • 鸚哥 【インコ】 true parrot (esp. small parrots such as the parakeet, lory and conure)
  • 玉音 【ギョクオン】 the Emperor's voice, beautiful voice, beautiful sound
  • 唐音 【トウオン】 tō-on, Tang reading, on reading of a kanji based on Song dynasty and later Chinese

Kun reading compounds

  • 音 【おと】 sound, noise, report, note, fame, Chinese-derived character reading
  • 音合せ 【おとあわせ】 (musical) tuning
  • 鈍い音 【にぶいおと】 dull sound, muffled sound
  • 風音 【かざおと】 sound of the wind
  • 音 【おと】 sound, noise, report, note, fame, Chinese-derived character reading
  • 音色 【ねいろ】 tone color, tone colour, tone quality, timbre
  • 弱音 【よわね】 feeble complaint, whine
  • 高音 【こうおん】 high-pitched tone, soprano

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 と
Chinese:
yin1
Korean:
eum

Spanish

  • sonido
  • ruido

Portuguese

  • som
  • barulho

French

  • son
  • bruit
50 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
33 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
6 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
402 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5110 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
206 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
274 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
962 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
347 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
347 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
620 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1879 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2570 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1312 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1783 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
490 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43265 Morohashi
2070 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6607 New Nelson (John Haig)
479 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
518 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
78 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
478 2001 Kanji
5b4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
0060.1 Four corner code
1-18-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
97f3 Unicode hex code