Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
Variants:
interval, space
Kun:
あいだあい
On:
カンケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
33 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 間 【カン】 interval, period of time, among, between, inter-
  • 間隔 【カンカク】 space, interval, space character, whitespace
  • 短期間 【タンキカン】 short term, short time
  • 右中間 【ウチュウカン】 between right and center fielders (centre)
  • 間 【ケン】 1.818 m (6 shaku), counter used to number the gaps between pillars
  • 間数 【ケンスウ】 one ken in length or breadth (1.818m)
  • 世間 【セケン】 world, society, people, the public
  • 俗世間 【ゾクセケン】 this world, earthly world, secular society, ordinary world, everyday life, workaday world

Kun reading compounds

  • 間 【あいだ】 space (between), gap, interval, distance, time (between), pause, break, span (temporal or spatial), stretch, period (while), relationship (between, among), members (within, among), due to, because of
  • 間中 【あいだじゅう】 during
  • 候間 【そうろうあいだ】 as ...
  • ついこの間 【ついこのあいだ】 just the other day, quite recently
  • 間 【ま】 time, pause, space, room
  • 間際 【まぎわ】 the point just before, the point of doing, the verge of happening
  • 床の間 【とこのま】 tokonoma (alcove where art or flowers are displayed)
  • 合間 【あいま】 interval, break, pause, spare moment
  • 間 【あいだ】 space (between), gap, interval, distance, time (between), pause, break, span (temporal or spatial), stretch, period (while), relationship (between, among), members (within, among), due to, because of
  • 間中 【あいだじゅう】 during
  • 波間 【なみま】 interval between the waves, gap between waves
  • 幕間 【まくあい】 intermission (between acts), interlude

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 は、 はざ、 はし
Chinese:
jian1, jian4
Korean:
gan

Spanish

  • intervalo
  • espacio
  • habitación

Portuguese

  • intervalo
  • espaço

French

  • intervalle
  • espace
58 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
100 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
92 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
27 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4949 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
174 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
96 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1822 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
43 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
43 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
161 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1841 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4122 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2094 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2836 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1634 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41249 Morohashi
3323 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6391 New Nelson (John Haig)
1620 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1747 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
31 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
215 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3878 2001 Kanji
8e4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-4 SKIP code
7760.7 Four corner code
20-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9593 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
Variants:
open, unfold, unseal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
59 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 開花 【カイカ】 flowers budding, blooming, flowering, showing results, becoming popular, blooming
  • 開演 【カイエン】 curtain raising, starting (e.g. play, concert)
  • 疎開 【ソカイ】 dispersal, evacuation, removal, spreading out (troops), deployment
  • 非公開 【ヒコウカイ】 private, exclusive, secret

Kun reading compounds

  • 開く 【ひらく】 to open, to undo, to unseal, to unpack, to bloom, to unfold, to spread out, to open (for business, e.g. in the morning), to be wide (gap, etc.), to widen, to hold (meeting, etc.), to give, to open, to found (nation, dynasty, sect, etc.), to open (a new business), to set up, to establish, to start, to open (ports, borders, etc.), to open (an account), to open up (new land, path, etc.), to clear, to develop, to open (a file, etc.), to extract (root), to reduce (equation), to cut open (fish), to change (kanji into hiragana), to flare (e.g. skirt), to slacken (into a poor posture)
  • 開き 【ひらき】 opening, gap, dried and opened fish
  • 開き直る 【ひらきなおる】 to become defiant, to turn upon, to become serious
  • 開ける 【ひらける】 to open out (of a view, scenery, etc.), to spread out, to become clear (of a road, visibility, etc.), to open up, to improve (of luck, prospects, etc.), to get better, to develop (of a town, civilization, etc.), to become civilized, to modernize, to grow, to advance (of knowledge, ideas, etc.), to be sensible, to be understanding, to be enlightened, to open (of a new road, railway, etc.), to be opened to traffic, to become populous, to become densely built, to become bustling
  • 開く 【あく】 to open (e.g. doors), to open (e.g. business, etc.), to be empty, to be vacant, to be available, to be free, to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.), to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to come to an end, to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
  • 開ける 【あける】 to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock, to open (for business, etc.), to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room, to move out, to clear out, to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily), to dawn, to grow light, to end (of a period, season), to begin (of the New Year), to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for), to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)

Readings

Japanese names:
はる、 か、 ひらき
Chinese:
kai1
Korean:
gae

Spanish

  • abrir
  • desdoblar
  • dar comienzo
  • abrirse
  • estar abierto

Portuguese

  • abrir
  • desdobrar
  • deslacrar

French

  • ouvrir
  • s'ouvrir
  • briser le sceau
171 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
261 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
241 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
80 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4950 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
550 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
270 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1821 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
396 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
400 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
215 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1840 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4121 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2092 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2835 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1636 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41233 Morohashi
3321 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6393 New Nelson (John Haig)
1622 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1750 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
290 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
391 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3855 2001 Kanji
8e4.6 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-4 SKIP code
7744.1 Four corner code
19-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
958b Unicode hex code