Jisho

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18 strokes
Radical:
small bird
Parts:
difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
330 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 難 【ナン】 difficulty, trouble, hardship, accident, disaster, danger, fault, defect, criticism
  • 難解 【ナンカイ】 difficult to understand, unintelligible, abstruse
  • 非難 【ヒナン】 criticism, blame, censure, attack, reproach
  • 遭難 【ソウナン】 disaster, accident, shipwreck, distress

Kun reading compounds

  • 難い 【かたい】 difficult, hard
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), impossible, unfeasible, fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky
  • 難しい顔をする 【むずかしいかおをする】 to look displeased, to frown, to scowl, to look grave, to look serious
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), impossible, unfeasible, fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky

Readings

Japanese names:
な、 なに
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nan2, nan4
Korean:
nan, na

Spanish

  • desastre
  • dificultad
  • sufrimiento
  • ataque al punto débil
  • difícil
  • imposible

Portuguese

  • impossível
  • difícil
  • dificuldade
  • acidente
  • defeito

French

  • difficile
  • impossible
  • problème
  • accident
  • défaut
853 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
960 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
949 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
442 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5038 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
800 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
995 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2760 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
557 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
566 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
526 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1856 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2310 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1196 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1632 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1594 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42128P Morohashi
1838 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6515 New Nelson (John Haig)
1580 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1703 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
351 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1003 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1975 2001 Kanji
8c10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-8 SKIP code
4051.4 Four corner code
1-38-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96e3 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
waves, billows, Poland
Kun:
なみ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
740 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 波 【ハ】 counter for waves (of a repeated occurrence)
  • 波長 【ハチョウ】 wavelength
  • 脳波 【ノウハ】 brain waves, electroencephalogram, EEG
  • 横波 【ヨコナミ】 transverse wave, beam sea

Kun reading compounds

  • 波 【なみ】 wave, ups and downs
  • 波打つ 【なみうつ】 to dash against (of waves), to billow, to roll, to wave (e.g. in the wind), to heave, to pound (of a heart), to undulate
  • 高波 【たかなみ】 high waves, heavy seas
  • 横波 【よこなみ】 transverse wave, beam sea

Readings

Japanese names:
ひら、 みな、 みなみ、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bo1, po1
Korean:
pa

Spanish

  • onda
  • ola
  • Polonia

Portuguese

  • ondas
  • vagas
  • Polônia

French

  • onde
  • vague
  • Pologne
298 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
387 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
367 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
606 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2529 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
484 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
677 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
596 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
666 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
677 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
913 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1177 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
388 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
245 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
292 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
811 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17308 Morohashi
330 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3101 New Nelson (John Haig)
803 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
866 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
309 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
367 2001 Kanji
3a5.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3414.7 Four corner code
1-39-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6ce2 Unicode hex code

16 strokes (also 17)
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 薔薇 【バラ】 rose
  • バラ色 【バライロ】 rose-colour, rose-color, bright (e.g. life, future, prospects), cheerful, rosy
  • 薔薇 【バラ】 rose
  • 薔薇 【バラ】 rose

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qiang2
Korean:
jang, saeg

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4071 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32113X Morohashi
5220 New Nelson (John Haig)
3k13.20 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
2-4-13 SKIP code
4460.1 Four corner code
1-73-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8594 Unicode hex code

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On reading compounds

  • 野薔薇 【ノイバラ】 multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), baby rose, Japanese rose
  • 難波薔薇 【ナニワイバラ】 Cherokee rose (Rosa laevigata)
  • 冬薔薇 【フユソウビ】 winter rose

Kun reading compounds

  • 薇 【ぜんまい】 royal fern (Osmunda japonica), flowering fern, osmund, fiddlehead fern
  • 城山薇 【しろやまぜんまい】 Osmunda banksiifolia (species of fern)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wei2, wei1
Korean:
mi

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4057 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32092 Morohashi
5209 New Nelson (John Haig)
3k13.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
2-4-13 SKIP code
4424.8 Four corner code
1-73-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8587 Unicode hex code