Jisho

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15 strokes
Radical:
rain
Parts:
Variants:
spirits, soul
Kun:
たま
On:
レイリョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1458 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 霊 【レイ】 soul, spirit, departed soul, ghost
  • 霊感 【レイカン】 inspiration, afflatus, ability to sense the supernatural (esp. ghosts, etc.)
  • 心霊 【シンレイ】 spirit (e.g. human spirit), soul, spirit, ghost, ethereal being
  • 英霊 【エイレイ】 spirits of war dead, person of great ability, soul of a talented person
  • 霊 【リョウ】 vengeful spirit, revengeful ghost
  • 霊異 【レイイ】 miracle, wonder, wondrous thing
  • 怨霊 【オンリョウ】 revengeful ghost, apparition
  • 新精霊 【アラショウリョウ】 spirit of someone on the first O-Bon after their death

Kun reading compounds

  • 魂 【たましい】 soul, spirit
  • 魂送り 【たまおくり】 sending off the spirits of the dead

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ling2
Korean:
ryeong

Spanish

  • espíritu
  • alma
  • dios

Portuguese

  • espíritos
  • alma
  • fantasmas

French

  • esprits
  • âmes
1923 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1361 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5056 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1299 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1891 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2390 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1168 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1225 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1688 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1867 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3480 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1793 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2442 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1808 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42309P Morohashi
2805 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6532 New Nelson (John Haig)
1791 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1930 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1815 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3174 2001 Kanji
8d7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-7 SKIP code
1010.2 Four corner code
1-46-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
970a Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
mountain
Parts:
mountain
Kun:
やま
On:
サンセン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
131 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 山 【サン】 Mt., Mount, Mt., Mount
  • 山岳 【サンガク】 mountain chain, mountains
  • 下山 【ゲザン】 descending a mountain, descent
  • 開山 【カイサン】 founding a temple (on a hill-top)
  • 山道 【ヤマミチ】 mountain road, mountain trail
  • 須弥山 【シュミセン】 Mount Sumeru (believed to be the centre of the Buddhist world)

Kun reading compounds

  • 山 【やま】 mountain, hill, mine (e.g. coal mine), heap, pile, crown (of a hat), thread (of a screw), tread (of a tire), protruding part of an object, high part, climax, peak, critical point, guess, speculation, gamble, criminal case, crime, mountain climbing, mountaineering, festival float (esp. one mounted with a decorative halberd), deck (of playing cards on table, face down, from which cards are drawn), stack, wall, wall tile, temple, temple grounds, wild
  • 山火事 【やまかじ】 forest fire, bushfire, wildfire
  • 奥山 【おくやま】 remote mountain, mountain recesses
  • 青山 【せいざん】 lush mountain, green mountain, grave, burial place

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 やの、 やん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shan1
Korean:
san

Spanish

  • montaña

Portuguese

  • montanha

French

  • montagne
38 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
58 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
24 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
60 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1407 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
21 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
48 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
89 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
34 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
34 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
100 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
535 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3658 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1867 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2544 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
775 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7869 Morohashi
2940 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1439 New Nelson (John Haig)
768 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
830 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
148 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
17 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1276 2001 Kanji
3o0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-1 SKIP code
4-3-2 SKIP code
2277.0 Four corner code
1-27-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c71 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
thumb, inch
Parts:
Buddhist temple
Kun:
てら
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
879 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 寺 【ジ】 counter for temples
  • 寺院 【ジイン】 Buddhist temple, religious building, church, cathedral, mosque
  • 国分寺 【コクブンジ】 state-supported provincial temple (Nara period)
  • 古寺 【コジ】 old temple

Kun reading compounds

  • 寺 【てら】 temple (Buddhist)
  • 寺子屋 【てらこや】 temple elementary school (during the Edo period)
  • 宮寺 【ぐうじ】 Buddhist temple within a Shinto shrine

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
si4
Korean:
sa, si

Spanish

  • templo budista
  • templo

Portuguese

  • Templo Budista

French

  • temple bouddhiste
228 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
149 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
133 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
687 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1054 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
45 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
475 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
268 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
41 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
41 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
328 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
500 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2687 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1367 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1853 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
160 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7414 Morohashi
2164 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1373 New Nelson (John Haig)
158 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
170 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
125 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1448 2001 Kanji
3b3.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
4034.1 Four corner code
1-27-91 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bfa Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
bird
Parts:
chirp, cry, bark, sound, ring, echo, honk
Kun:
な.くな.るな.らす
On:
メイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
1279 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 鳴管 【メイカン】 syrinx (part of a bird), lower larynx
  • 鳴禽 【メイキン】 songbird, oscine
  • 共鳴 【キョウメイ】 resonance, sympathy (with a view, idea, etc.)
  • 百家争鳴 【ヒャッカソウメイ】 let a hundred schools of thought contend

Kun reading compounds

  • 鳴く 【なく】 to make sound (of an animal), to call, to cry, to whine, to sing, to chirp, to make a meld call (e.g. pung, kong)
  • 鳴く蝉よりも鳴かぬ蛍が身を焦がす 【なくせみよりもなかぬほたるがみをこがす】 empty vessels make the most noise, the silent firefly burns with more passion than the crying cicada
  • 鳴る 【なる】 to sound, to ring, to resound, to echo, to roar, to rumble
  • 鳴門 【なると】 strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, whirlpool, maelstrom, kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern, Naruto (city in Tokushima), Naruto Strait, Naruto wakame
  • 鳴らす 【ならす】 to ring, to sound, to chime, to beat, to snort (nose), to snap (fingers), to crack (joints), to be popular, to be esteemed, to be reputed, to state, to insist, to complain, to fart (loudly)

Readings

Japanese names:
なり、 なる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • emitir sonido (animal)
  • sonido
  • sonar
  • hacer sonar

Portuguese

  • gorjeio
  • choro
  • latido
  • som
  • argola
  • eco
  • buzina

French

  • gazouiller
  • crier
  • aboyer
  • pousser son cri (animal)
  • sonner
  • écho
  • cacarder
321 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
229 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
209 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1186 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
983 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
864 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1019 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2065 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
925 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
948 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
487 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1935 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
481 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
616 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1961 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
46672 Morohashi
674 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6939 New Nelson (John Haig)
1942 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2092 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
235 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3750 2001 Kanji
3d11.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
6702.7 Four corner code
1-44-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9cf4 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
gate, counter for cannons
Kun:
かど
On:
モン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
452 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 門 【モン】 gate, branch of learning based on the teachings of a single master, division, phylum, counter for cannons
  • 門戸 【モンコ】 door
  • 入門 【ニュウモン】 becoming a pupil (of), becoming a disciple, entering an institution, beginning training, introduction (to), primer, guide
  • 宗門 【シュウモン】 (religious) denomination, sect

Kun reading compounds

  • 門 【もん】 gate, branch of learning based on the teachings of a single master, division, phylum, counter for cannons
  • 門出 【かどで】 setting off (on a long journey), setting out, departure (e.g. for the front), leaving home, starting a new life, starting life anew
  • 帝 【みかど】 emperor (of Japan), mikado, (the gates of an) imperial residence
  • 口は災いの門 【くちはわざわいのかど】 words can lead to disaster, the tongue is the root of calamities, the more you open your mouth the more likely you are to put your foot in it
  • 戸 【と】 door (esp. Japanese-style), shutter, window shutter, entrance (to a home), narrows
  • 門浪 【となみ】 waves in narrow straits
  • 鳴門 【なると】 strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, whirlpool, maelstrom, kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern, Naruto (city in Tokushima), Naruto Strait, Naruto wakame
  • 長門 【ながと】 Nagato (former province located in the west of present-day Yamaguchi Prefecture)

Readings

Japanese names:
じょう、 も、 と、 ゆき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
men2
Korean:
mun

Spanish

  • puerta

Portuguese

  • portões

French

  • portail
  • compteur de canons
143 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
231 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
211 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
385 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4940 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
105 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
269 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
601 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
161 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
161 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
445 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1838 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1100 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
597 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
789 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1630 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41208 Morohashi
888 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6381 New Nelson (John Haig)
1616 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1743 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
376 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
168 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3853 2001 Kanji
8e0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
3-8-0 SKIP code
7777.7 Four corner code
7777.0 Four corner code
1-44-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9580 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
market, city, town
Kun:
いち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
42 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 市 【シ】 city
  • 市民 【シミン】 citizen, citizenry, public, city inhabitant, townspeople, bourgeoisie, middle class
  • 同市 【ドウシ】 same city
  • 田園都市 【デンエントシ】 garden city

Kun reading compounds

  • 市 【いち】 market, fair
  • 市場 【いちば】 (town) market, (street) market, marketplace
  • 骨董市 【こっとういち】 antique market, flea market
  • 草市 【くさいち】 flower market during Obon, fair of plants and flowers (as offerings)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 ち
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
si

Spanish

  • mercado
  • ciudad

Portuguese

  • mercado
  • cidade

French

  • marché
  • ville
  • cité
222 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
144 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
130 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
78 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
284 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
119 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
162 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
195 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
181 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
181 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
547 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
556 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2487 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1258 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1724 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
419 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8775 Morohashi
1993 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1549 New Nelson (John Haig)
412 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
440 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
305 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
109 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
444 2001 Kanji
2j3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
4-4-3 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
1-27-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e02 Unicode hex code