Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
small bird
Parts:
feminine, female
Kun:
め-めすめん
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1951 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 雌雄 【シユウ】 male and female (animals), the two sexes, victory and defeat, strengths and weaknesses
  • 雌黄 【シオウ】 orpiment, gamboge, falsification, alteration

Kun reading compounds

  • 雌 【めす】 female (animal, plant)
  • メス犬 【メスいぬ】 bitch, female dog
  • 雌鳥 【めんどり】 female bird, hen

Readings

Chinese:
ci2, ci1
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • hembra
  • femenino

Portuguese

  • feminino
  • fêmea

French

  • femelle
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1639 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1854 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1337 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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971 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
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1055 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1741 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1275 2001 Kanji
8c6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
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