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

13 strokes
Radical:
horn
Parts:
Variants:
unravel, notes, key, explanation, understanding, untie, undo, solve, answer, cancel, absolve, explain, minute
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
176 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 解 【カイ】 solution (of an equation, inequality, etc.), root (e.g. of a polynomial), solution (to a given problem), answer, explanation, interpretation
  • 解決 【カイケツ】 settlement, solution, resolution
  • 理解 【リカイ】 understanding, comprehension, appreciation, sympathy
  • 誤解 【ゴカイ】 misunderstanding
  • 解熱 【ゲネツ】 lowering a fever, alleviation of fever
  • 解脱 【ゲダツ】 liberation from earthly desires and the woes of man, deliverance of one's soul, moksha, mukti, vimukti
  • 和解 【ワカイ】 reconciliation, amicable settlement, accommodation, compromise, mediation, rapprochement, court-mediated settlement, translation of a foreign language into Japanese
  • 雪消 【ユキゲ】 snow melting, water from melting snow

Kun reading compounds

  • 解く 【とく】 to untie, to unfasten, to unwrap, to undo, to unbind, to unpack, to unsew, to unstitch, to solve, to work out, to answer, to dispel (misunderstanding, etc.), to clear up, to remove (suspicion), to appease, to dissolve (a contract), to cancel, to remove (a prohibition), to lift (a ban), to raise (a siege), to release (from duty), to relieve, to dismiss, to comb (out), to card, to untangle (hair)
  • 溶かす 【とかす】 to dissolve, to melt
  • 梳かす 【とかす】 to comb out, to brush, to untangle, to unravel
  • 解ける 【とける】 to be solved, to be resolved, to loosen, to come untied, to come undone, to be removed (of restrictions), to be lifted (e.g. a ban), to be broken (spells, curses, etc.), to dissipate (of anger, tension, etc.), to melt away, to ease, to be appeased, to be resolved (of a dispute, misunderstanding, etc.), to be cleared up
  • 溶ける 【とける】 to melt, to thaw, to fuse, to dissolve
  • 解く 【ほどく】 to undo, to untie, to unfasten, to unlace, to unravel, to loosen, to unpack
  • 解ける 【ほどける】 to come loose, to come untied, to come undone, to unravel, to loosen up (e.g. tension)
  • 分かる 【わかる】 to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to see, to get, to follow, to become clear, to be known, to be discovered, to be realized, to be realised, to be found out, I know!, I think so too!

Readings

Japanese names:
さとる、 とけ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie3, jie4, xie4
Korean:
hae, gae

Spanish

  • desenredar
  • desatar
  • liberar
  • aclarar
  • resolver
  • peinarse
  • aflojar

Portuguese

  • solucionar
  • notas
  • chave
  • explicação
  • compreensão
  • desamarrar
  • desfazer
  • resolveer
  • resposta
  • cancelar
  • absolver
  • explicar
  • deta

French

  • délier
  • notes
  • clé
  • explication
  • compréhension
  • défaire
  • résoudre
  • répondre
  • annuler
  • absoudre
  • expliquer
  • minute
567 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
662 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
632 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
192 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4306 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
577 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
892 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1923 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
474 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
482 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
293 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1651 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1913 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1017 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1375 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1831 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35067 Morohashi
1517 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5548 New Nelson (John Haig)
1814 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1955 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
142 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
769 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2555 2001 Kanji
4g9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
2725.2 Four corner code
1-18-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
89e3 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
script, literature
Parts:
sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)
Kun:
ふみあや
On:
ブンモン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
190 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 文 【ブン】 sentence, composition, text, writings, the literary arts (as opposed to the military arts), academia, literature, statement
  • 文章 【ブンショウ】 writing, composition, essay, article, passage, prose, (writing) style, sentence
  • 作文 【サクブン】 writing (an essay, prose, etc.), composition, formal writing with little real meaning
  • 和文 【ワブン】 Japanese text, sentence in Japanese
  • 文 【モン】 mon, one-thousandth of a kan (unit of currency 1336-1870), mon, traditional unit used for shoe and sock sizes (approx. 2.4 cm), letter, character, sentence, scripture, incantation
  • 紋 【モン】 (family) crest, coat of arms, pattern, figure, playing card suit (in karuta)
  • 三文 【サンモン】 paltry amount of money, cheapness, worthlessness, three one-mon coins
  • ご注文 【ゴチュウモン】 order, request

Kun reading compounds

  • 文 【ふみ】 letter, writings
  • 文香 【ふみこう】 scented insert (to enclose with a letter), perfumed insert
  • 雁の文 【かりのふみ】 (a) letter
  • 日文 【ひふみ】 Hifumi (script)
  • 綾 【あや】 figure, design, twill weave, pattern of diagonal stripes, style (of writing), figure (of speech), design, plot, plan, minor market fluctuation, technical correction, cat's cradle, lease rod (in a loom)
  • 文無鳥 【あやなしどり】 lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
  • 言葉は身の文 【ことばはみのあや】 words betray one's character

Readings

Japanese names:
かざり、 ふ、 も
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wen2, wen4
Korean:
mun

Spanish

  • letras
  • literatura

Portuguese

  • sentença
  • literatura
  • estilo
  • arte
  • decoração
  • figuras
  • plano

French

  • phrase
  • littérature
  • style
  • art
  • décoration
  • figure (de style)
  • plan
  • radical littéraire (no. 67)
134 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
77 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
68 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
136 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2064 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
71 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
180 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
86 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
111 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
111 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
320 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
949 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2458 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1242 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1708 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1741 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13450 Morohashi
1962 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2364 New Nelson (John Haig)
1725 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1861 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
89 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
35 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
466 2001 Kanji
2j2.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
0040.0 Four corner code
1-42-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6587 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
divide, distinguish, choose
Parts:
Variants:
explanation
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1097 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 釈明 【シャクメイ】 explanation, vindication
  • 釈放 【シャクホウ】 release, liberation, acquittal
  • 解釈 【カイシャク】 interpretation, explanation, reading, construction
  • 注釈 【チュウシャク】 notes, comment, remark, annotation
  • 釈然 【シャクゼン】 fully satisfied (with an explanation, apology, etc.), happy, cleared of doubt

Readings

Japanese names:
しゃ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
seog

Spanish

  • explicación
  • interpretación
  • perdón
  • abreviatura de Buda

Portuguese

  • explicação

French

  • explication
  • justification
802 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
885 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1214 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4809 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
660 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1841 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1395 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
595 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
605 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
763 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1800 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1876 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
997 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1349 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1927 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40120P Morohashi
1484 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6203 New Nelson (John Haig)
1908 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2057 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1494 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2262 2001 Kanji
6b5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
2798.7 Four corner code
1-28-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91c8 Unicode hex code