Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
small bird
Parts:
masculine, male, hero, leader, superiority, excellence
Kun:
お-おすおん
On:
ユウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
669 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 雄 【ユウ】 male, man, excellence, greatness, best (of), great person, leading figure
  • 雄大 【ユウダイ】 grand, magnificent, majestic, great, sublime
  • 雌雄 【シユウ】 male and female (animals), the two sexes, victory and defeat, strengths and weaknesses
  • 両雄 【リョウユウ】 two great men (rivals)

Kun reading compounds

  • 雄 【おす】 male (animal, plant)
  • 雄犬 【おすいぬ】 male dog
  • 雄 【おす】 male (animal, plant)
  • 雄鶏 【おんどり】 cock, rooster, chanticleer

Readings

Japanese names:
かつ、 たけ、 つよし、 ゆ、 よう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiong2
Korean:
ung

Spanish

  • fuerte
  • bravo
  • valiente
  • masculino
  • varón

Portuguese

  • masculino
  • másculo
  • herói
  • líder
  • superioridade
  • excelência

French

  • mâle
  • masculin
  • héros
  • chef
  • supériorité
  • excellence
1869 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
500 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5030 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1387 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1884 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1912 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1387 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1476 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1637 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1852 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1271 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
688 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
920 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
751 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41972 Morohashi
1008 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6499 New Nelson (John Haig)
743 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
804 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1602 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1475 2001 Kanji
8c4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-8 SKIP code
4001.4 Four corner code
1-45-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96c4 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:
Variants:
monkey
Kun:
さる
On:
エン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1772 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 猿人 【エンジン】 ape man
  • 猿害 【エンガイ】 damages inflicted by monkeys (on crops, etc.)
  • 人類猿 【ジンルイエン】 anthropoid ape
  • 孤猿 【コエン】 lone monkey, stray monkey

Kun reading compounds

  • 猿 【さる】 monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata), ape, non-human primate, sly person, idiot, hick, sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut), clasp used to control the height of a pot-hook, bathhouse prostitute
  • 猿尾 【さるお】 backside part of the shamisen's neck where it meets the body
  • 木から落ちた猿 【きからおちたさる】 person who has lost something they used to rely on, a monkey fallen from the tree
  • 真猿 【まさる】 monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata)

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 さわ、 ざる、 まし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • mono
  • simio

Portuguese

  • Macaco

French

  • singe
1028 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2905 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1529 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2062 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1584 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1690 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1865 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1308 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
824 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
479 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
612 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
410 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20584 Morohashi
669 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3600 New Nelson (John Haig)
403 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
430 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1648 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2965 2001 Kanji
3g10.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-10 SKIP code
4423.2 Four corner code
1-17-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
733f Unicode hex code