Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
rain
Parts:
demand, request, need
On:
ジュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
935 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 需要 【ジュヨウ】 demand, request
  • 需給 【ジュキュウ】 supply and demand
  • 外需 【ガイジュ】 foreign demand
  • 内需 【ナイジュ】 domestic demand

Readings

Chinese:
xu1
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • demanda
  • petición
  • solicitud

Portuguese

  • demanda
  • solicitação
  • necessidade

French

  • demande
  • requête
  • besoin
804 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
887 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1011 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5052 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
754 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1890 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2220 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1416 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1505 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
681 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1865 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3472 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1790 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2438 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1173 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42275 Morohashi
2797 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6528 New Nelson (John Haig)
1165 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1249 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1742 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3153 2001 Kanji
8d6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-6 SKIP code
1022.7 Four corner code
1-28-91 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9700 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
Kun:
い.るかなめ
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
106 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 要 【ヨウ】 cornerstone, main point, keystone, requirement, need, necessary, required
  • 要因 【ヨウイン】 main cause, primary factor
  • 所要 【ショヨウ】 required, needed, necessary
  • 法要 【ホウヨウ】 Buddhist memorial service

Kun reading compounds

  • 要る 【いる】 to be needed, to be wanted
  • 要 【かなめ】 pivot, vital point, cornerstone, keystone, Japanese photinia
  • 要石 【かなめいし】 keystone

Readings

Japanese names:
とし
Chinese:
yao4, yao1
Korean:
yo

Spanish

  • necesidad
  • punto central
  • esencia
  • necesitar

Portuguese

  • necessidade
  • ponto principal
  • essência
  • pivô
  • chave para

French

  • besoin
  • point principal
  • pivot
  • essentiel
  • point clef
729 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
623 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
593 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
117 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4274 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
262 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
887 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1218 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.16 Japanese for Busy People
419 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
425 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
424 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1639 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1683 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1618 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34768P Morohashi
2635 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5515 New Nelson (John Haig)
1604 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1730 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
78 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
536 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3269 2001 Kanji
3e6.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
1040.4 Four corner code
1-45-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8981 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
dwindle, decrease, reduce, decline, curtail, get hungry
Kun:
へ.るへ.らす
On:
ゲン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
261 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 減 【ゲン】 reduction, decrease, subtraction, reduction of penalty (under the ritsuryo codes)
  • 減員 【ゲンイン】 reduction of staff
  • 増減 【ゾウゲン】 increase and decrease, fluctuation
  • 軽減 【ケイゲン】 abatement, reduction

Kun reading compounds

  • 減る 【へる】 to decrease (in size or number), to diminish, to abate
  • 減るもんじゃない 【へるもんじゃない】 it's no big deal, it's nothing to fret about, it's not like it's the end of the world
  • 減らす 【へらす】 to abate, to decrease, to diminish, to shorten

Readings

Chinese:
jian3
Korean:
gam

Spanish

  • menguar
  • decrecer
  • disminuir
  • resta
  • acortar

Portuguese

  • definhar
  • decréscimo
  • reduzir
  • decadência
  • encurtar
  • obter
  • com fome

French

  • diminuer
  • réduire
  • décliner
  • décroître
  • avoir faim
775 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
693 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
667 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
533 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2637 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
610 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
694 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
715 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
728 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
430 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1219 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
733 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
436 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
548 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
372 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17759 Morohashi
601 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3249 New Nelson (John Haig)
366 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
391 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
753 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
359 2001 Kanji
3a9.37 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3315.0 Four corner code
1-24-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e1b Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
few, little
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
287 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 少 【ショウ】 small, little, few
  • 少輔 【ショウ】 assistant vice-minister (ritsuryo system, early Meiji period)
  • 最少 【サイショウ】 fewest, least, smallest (number), lowest, minimum, youngest
  • 過少 【カショウ】 too few, too little, insufficient

Kun reading compounds

  • 少ない 【すくない】 few, a little, scarce, insufficient, seldom
  • 少し 【すこし】 small quantity, little, few, something, little while, short distance
  • 少しも 【すこしも】 (not) at all, (not) a bit, (not) in the least, (not) in the slightest

Readings

Chinese:
shao3, shao4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño
  • un poco
  • apenas

Portuguese

  • poucos
  • pequenos

French

  • un petit peu
  • un peu
93 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
160 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
143 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
231 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
166 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
129 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
47 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
88 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
144 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
144 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
105 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
512 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4278 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
107 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7475 Morohashi
3467 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1390 New Nelson (John Haig)
106 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
111 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
153 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
95 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1160 2001 Kanji
3n1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-4 SKIP code
1-1-3 SKIP code
9020.0 Four corner code
1-30-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c11 Unicode hex code