Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
storey, stair, counter for storeys of a building
Kun:
きざはし
On:
カイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
513 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 階 【カイ】 storey, story, floor, stairs, stage (in chronostratigraphy), counter for storeys and floors of a building
  • 階級 【カイキュウ】 (social) class, rank, grade
  • 中二階 【チュウニカイ】 mezzanine floor
  • 位階 【イカイ】 court rank

Kun reading compounds

  • 階 【きざはし】 stairs, stairs at the front of a noh stage

Readings

Japanese names:
しな、 と、 はし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie1
Korean:
gye

Spanish

  • piso
  • nivel
  • grado
  • posición

Portuguese

  • Andar de edifícios
  • grau
  • sufixo para contagem de andares de um edifício

French

  • étage
  • niveau
  • compteur d'étages
361 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
262 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
242 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
253 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5011 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
436 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
991 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1840 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
588 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
597 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
607 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
743 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
761 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
451 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
569 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1318 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41755 Morohashi
624 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6469 New Nelson (John Haig)
1309 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1406 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
328 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
392 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3678 2001 Kanji
2d9.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
1-2-9 SKIP code
7226.2 Four corner code
7126.1 Four corner code
1-19-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
968e Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
corpse
Parts:
stratum, social class, layer, story, floor
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
801 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 層 【ソウ】 layer, stratum, seam, bed, class, stratum, bracket, group, sheaf, counter for stories (of a building)
  • 層群 【ソウグン】 (geol) group
  • 重層 【ジュウソウ】 multistoried, multilayered
  • 高層 【コウソウ】 high-rise (building), multistory, multistoried, tall, high (altitude), upper (atmosphere, air current, etc.)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ceng2
Korean:
cheung

Spanish

  • estrato
  • nivel

Portuguese

  • estrato
  • classe social
  • camada
  • estória
  • andar

French

  • strate
  • classe sociale
  • couche
  • étage
934 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
921 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
893 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1402 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1183 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
486 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1367 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1454 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1725 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
533 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3920 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2021 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2728 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1074 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7798X Morohashi
3161 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1432 New Nelson (John Haig)
1065 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1146 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
977 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3778 2001 Kanji
3r11.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-11 SKIP code
7726.6 Four corner code
1-33-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c64 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
posture, build, pretend
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
316 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 構成 【コウセイ】 composition, construction, formation, makeup, structure, organization, organisation
  • 構図 【コウズ】 composition
  • 遺構 【イコウ】 (archaeological) remains, remnants (of ancient structures), ancient foundation
  • 外構え 【ソトガマエ】 outward appearance (of a house), exterior, external structure (of a building; e.g. gate, fence, garage), exterior structure

Kun reading compounds

  • 構える 【かまえる】 to set up (a house, store, etc.), to build, to establish, to run, to maintain, to have at the ready (e.g. a gun), to hold in preparation (e.g. a camera), to prepare in advance (e.g. a meal), to adopt a posture, to assume a stance, to stand ready, to be poised for, to put on an air, to assume an attitude, to stiffen, to tense up, to become formal, to fabricate in order to deceive, to make up, to feign, to plan, to scheme
  • 構う 【かまう】 to mind, to care about, to be concerned about, to have a regard for, to be an issue, to matter, to create inconvenience, to keep company, to care for, to look after, to entertain, to pay attention to, to spend time with, to interfere with, to meddle in, to tease, to banish, to prohibit
  • 構うものか 【かまうものか】 who cares?, I don't give a damn, what does it matter?

Readings

Japanese names:
とち
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gou4
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • construir
  • ensamblar
  • preparación
  • preocupación
  • establecerse
  • montar
  • poner
  • interesarse por
  • preocuparse por

Portuguese

  • postura
  • construção
  • fingir

French

  • structure
  • concerné
  • préoccupé
  • construire
  • position
785 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
701 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
675 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
446 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2343 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
455 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
640 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1010 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1048 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
991 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1108 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1325 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
719 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
962 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1835 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15317X Morohashi
1049 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2823 New Nelson (John Haig)
1818 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1959 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
498 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
788 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1847 2001 Kanji
4a10.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-10 SKIP code
4594.7 Four corner code
1-25-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
69cb Unicode hex code

10 strokes (also 9)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
create, make, structure, physique
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
429 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 造語 【ゾウゴ】 coined word, coinage, neologism
  • 造形 【ゾウケイ】 molding, moulding, shaping, modelling (i.e. plastic arts), modeling
  • 変造 【ヘンゾウ】 alteration, defacement, debasement, falsification, forgery
  • 創造 【ソウゾウ】 creation, Creation (by God)

Kun reading compounds

  • 作る 【つくる】 to make, to produce, to manufacture, to build, to construct, to prepare (food), to brew (alcohol), to raise, to grow, to cultivate, to train, to till, to draw up (a document), to make out, to prepare, to write, to create (an artistic work, etc.), to compose, to coin (a phrase), to organize, to organise, to establish, to found, to have (a child), to make up (one's face, etc.), to fabricate (an excuse, etc.), to give a (false) appearance, to feign (a smile, etc.), to put on a show of emotion, to form (a line, etc.), to set (a record), to commit (a sin, etc.)
  • 作り 【つくり】 making, producing, manufacturing, building, construction, make, structure, appearance (attire, make-up, etc.), build, physique, sashimi, forced (smile, etc.)
  • 作り上げる 【つくりあげる】 to build up, to complete, to construct, to create, to put together, to make up, to fabricate, to invent, to cook up
  • 塚造 【つかつくり】 megapode (any bird of family Megapodiidae, incl. brush turkeys and mallee fowl), mound builder

Readings

Japanese names:
ずくり、 づくり、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zao4
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • edificio
  • crear
  • construir

Portuguese

  • criar
  • fazer
  • estrutura
  • psique

French

  • créer
  • fabriquer
  • structure
  • physique
  • maquillage
662 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
761 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
739 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
460 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4701 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
551 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
959 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1236 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
691 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
704 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
965 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
692 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3856 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1983 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2679 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
287 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38898P Morohashi
3110 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6061 New Nelson (John Haig)
281 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
299 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
441 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
717 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2477 2001 Kanji
2q7.11 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-7 SKIP code
3430.6 Four corner code
1-34-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9020 Unicode hex code