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

Speed

Stroke order

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

Stroke order

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

8 strokes
Radical:
clothes 衣 (衤)
Parts:
surface, table, chart, diagram
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
77 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 表 【ヒョウ】 table, chart, list, memorial to an emperor
  • 表記 【ヒョウキ】 expression in writing, written representation, notation, transcription, orthography, writing on the surface (e.g. an address on an envelope), inscribing on the face
  • 一覧表 【イチランヒョウ】 list, table, schedule, catalogue, catalog
  • 意表 【イヒョウ】 surprise, something unexpected

Kun reading compounds

  • 表 【おもて】 surface, face (i.e. the visible side of an object), front (of a building, etc.), obverse side (i.e. "head") of a coin, outside, exterior, appearance, public, first half (of an inning), top (of an inning), cover (for tatami mats, etc.), foreground
  • 表裏 【ひょうり】 front and back, inside and outside, two sides, both sides, duplicity, double-dealing, being two-faced
  • 京表 【きょうおもて】 vicinity of Kyoto
  • 中表 【なかおもて】 cloth folded inside out
  • 表す 【あらわす】 to represent, to signify, to stand for, to reveal, to show, to display, to express, to make widely known
  • 現れる 【あらわれる】 to appear, to come in sight, to become visible, to come out, to embody, to materialize, to materialise, to be expressed (e.g. emotions), to become apparent (e.g. trends, effects)
  • 表す 【あらわす】 to represent, to signify, to stand for, to reveal, to show, to display, to express, to make widely known

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
biao3
Korean:
pyo

Spanish

  • superficie
  • tabla
  • diagrama
  • expresar
  • mostrar

Portuguese

  • superfície
  • tabela
  • gráfico
  • diagrama

French

  • surface (apparente)
  • face
  • tableau
  • graphique
  • diagramme
309 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
402 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
379 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
124 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
108 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
308 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
879 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
914 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
272 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
272 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
437 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1620 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3083 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1572 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2151 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1560 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34105 Morohashi
2429 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5422 New Nelson (John Haig)
1546 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1666 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
178 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
311 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1465 2001 Kanji
0a8.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-4 SKIP code
5073.2 Four corner code
1-41-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8868 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
show, indicate, point out, express, display
Kun:
しめ.す
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
237 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 示談 【ジダン】 settlement out of court, private settlement
  • 示威 【ジイ】 demonstration, show of force
  • 内示 【ナイジ】 unofficial announcement
  • 開示 【カイジ】 release (e.g. information), disclosure (legal), show, indication, display
  • 示し 【シメシ】 lesson, discipline, example (e.g. set a bad example), revelation
  • 示唆 【シサ】 suggestion, hint, implication
  • 公示 【コウジ】 edict, public announcement
  • 内示 【ナイジ】 unofficial announcement

Kun reading compounds

  • 示す 【しめす】 to (take out and) show, to demonstrate, to tell, to exemplify, to make apparent, to point out (finger, clock hand, needle, etc.), to indicate, to show, to represent, to signify, to display
  • 示偏 【しめすへん】 kanji "show" radical at left (radical 113)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
si, gi

Spanish

  • mostrar
  • enseñar
  • indicar
  • revelar

Portuguese

  • espetáculo
  • indicar
  • apontar
  • expressar
  • mostrar

French

  • montrer
  • indiquer
  • signaler
  • exprimer
  • exposer
622 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
723 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
695 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
415 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3228 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
575 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
769 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
148 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
615 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
625 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
814 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1413 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2435 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1229 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1694 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1095 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24623 Morohashi
1936 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4060 New Nelson (John Haig)
1086 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1167 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
465 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
651 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3041 2001 Kanji
4e0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-4 SKIP code
1090.1 Four corner code
1-28-8 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
793a Unicode hex code