Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
rain
Parts:
zero, spill, overflow, nothing, cipher
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1217 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 零 【レイ】 zero, nought
  • 零細 【レイサイ】 insignificant, trifling, paltry, cottage (industry), tiny (company)
  • 冪零 【ベキレイ】 nilpotent
  • 非零 【ヒレイ】 non-zero

Kun reading compounds

  • 零 【れい】 zero, nought
  • 零因子 【ぜろいんし】 zero divisor, null factor, nil factor
  • 零す 【こぼす】 to spill, to drop, to shed (tears), to grumble, to complain, to let one's feelings show
  • 零れる 【こぼれる】 to spill, to fall out of, to overflow, to peek through, to become visible (although normally not), to escape (of a smile, tear, etc.)

Readings

Chinese:
ling2
Korean:
ryeong, ryeon

Spanish

  • cero
  • nada
  • pequeño
  • derramar
  • desbordar
  • estropearse
  • hacerse ruinas

Portuguese

  • zero
  • entornar
  • inundação
  • nada
  • cifra

French

  • zéro
  • se répandre
  • déborder
  • rien
  • code
1922 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1206 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5048 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1106 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
998 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1823 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1972 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1687 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1864 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3467 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1786 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2433 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1414 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42242 Morohashi
2792 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6524 New Nelson (John Haig)
1402 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1504 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1686 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3144 2001 Kanji
8d5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-5 SKIP code
2-11-2 SKIP code
1030.7 Four corner code
46-77 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96f6 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
Variants:
too much, myself, surplus, other, remainder
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
680 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 余 【ヨ】 over, more than, I, me
  • 余韻 【ヨイン】 reverberation, swelling (of a hymn), trailing note, lingering memory, aftertaste, suggestiveness (of a book, poem, etc.)
  • 残余 【ザンヨ】 remainder, the rest, residue
  • 窮余 【キュウヨ】 extremity, desperation

Kun reading compounds

  • 余る 【あまる】 to remain, to be left over, to be in excess, to be too many
  • 余り 【あまり】 remainder, remnant, rest, balance, surplus, remains (of a meal), leftovers, not very, not much, too much, excessively, overly, extreme, great, severe, tremendous, terrible, more than, over
  • 余りに 【あまりに】 too much, excessively, too
  • 余す 【あます】 to save, to leave over, to spare
  • 余すところなく 【あますところなく】 fully, thoroughly
  • 余り 【あまり】 remainder, remnant, rest, balance, surplus, remains (of a meal), leftovers, not very, not much, too much, excessively, overly, extreme, great, severe, tremendous, terrible, more than, over

Readings

Japanese names:
あまる
Chinese:
yu2, tu2
Korean:
yeo

Spanish

  • remanente
  • exceso
  • resto
  • otro
  • distinto
  • uno mismo
  • quedar
  • sobrar
  • ser demasiado

Portuguese

  • demais
  • eu mesmo
  • excedente
  • outro
  • restante

French

  • trop
  • moi-même
  • surplus
  • autre
  • reste
728 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
820 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
800 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
735 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
408 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
483 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
313 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
448 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1063 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1109 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
959 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
50 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2535 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1289 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1757 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1673 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
515 Morohashi
2042 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
168 New Nelson (John Haig)
1657 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1786 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
468 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
675 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2841 2001 Kanji
2a5.24 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-5 SKIP code
8090.4 Four corner code
45-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f59 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, master (founder of a school of thought, esp. Confucius), philosophy (branch of Chinese literature), non-Confucian Hundred Schools of Thought writings, you (of one's equals), -er (i.e. a man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っ子 【ねっこ】 root, stub, stump
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 first sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November)
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first Day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 first of the sexagenary cycle
  • 壬子 【みずのえね】 49th of the sexagenary cycle

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Chinese:
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
tiger stripes
Parts:
Variants:
tiger, drunkard
Kun:
とら
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1653 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 虎列剌 【コレラ】 cholera
  • 虎疫 【コエキ】 cholera
  • 猛虎 【モウコ】 fierce tiger, ferocious tiger, Hanshin Tigers (baseball team)
  • 竜虎 【リュウコ】 dragon and tiger, two mighty rivals

Kun reading compounds

  • 虎 【とら】 tiger (Panthera tigris), drunkard, drunk, sot
  • 虎葦毛 【とらあしげ】 dapple gray (horse coat color), dapple grey
  • 大虎 【おおとら】 big tiger, drinker, staggering drunkard
  • 小虎 【ことら】 small tiger, light drinker, occasional drinker

Readings

Japanese names:
たけ
Chinese:
hu3
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • tigre

Portuguese

French

  • tigre
  • ivrogne
1558 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4105 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1932 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
754 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2234 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1677 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3981 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2048 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2766 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2009 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32675 Morohashi
3212 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5265 New Nelson (John Haig)
1990 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2145 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1257 2001 Kanji
2m6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-4 SKIP code
3-6-2 SKIP code
2121.7 Four corner code
2121.1 Four corner code
24-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
864e Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
corpse
Parts:
tail, end, counter for fish, lower slope of mountain
Kun:
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
875 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 尾 【ビ】 Chinese "Tail" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), counter for fish, shrimp, etc.
  • 尾行 【ビコウ】 shadow, tail, following
  • 最後尾 【サイコウビ】 end of a line (queue)
  • 交尾 【コウビ】 copulation (in animals)

Kun reading compounds

  • 尾 【お】 tail (animal, kite, comet, etc.), tail end, slope at the foot of a mountain
  • 尾根 【おね】 (mountain) ridge
  • 虎の尾 【とらのお】 tiger's tail, gooseneck loosestrife (species of flowering plant, Lysimachia clethroides), Asplenium incisum (species of spleenwort)
  • 岡虎の尾 【おかとらのお】 gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)

Readings

Chinese:
wei3, yi3
Korean:
mi

Spanish

  • cola
  • final
  • parte trasera
  • contador de peces

Portuguese

  • rabo
  • fim
  • sufixo para contagem de p/ peixes
  • fundo de uma rampa

French

  • queue
  • bout
  • compteur de poissons
  • bas de pente (montagne)
1734 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
675 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1383 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1005 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1230 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
505 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1868 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2028 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1723 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
526 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3799 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1942 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2635 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1934 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7650 Morohashi
3062 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1411 New Nelson (John Haig)
1915 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2064 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1117 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3756 2001 Kanji
3r4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-4 SKIP code
7721.4 Four corner code
40-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c3e Unicode hex code