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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 霊 【レイ】 soul, spirit, departed soul, ghost
  • 霊園 【レイエン】 (garden) cemetery, park-style cemetery, memorial park
  • 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

Chinese:
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

14 strokes
Radical:
ghost, demon
Parts:
soul, spirit
Kun:
たましいたま
On:
コン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1748 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 魂 【コン】 Yang energy, spirit
  • 魂胆 【コンタン】 ulterior motive, plot, scheme, complicated circumstances, intricacies
  • 鎮魂 【チンコン】 repose of a soul, ceremony for the repose of a departed soul
  • 入魂 【ニュウコン】 putting one's heart and soul (into), giving one's all, breathing a soul into (e.g. a Buddhist statue), intimacy, familiarity

Kun reading compounds

  • 魂 【たましい】 soul, spirit
  • 魂不死説 【たましいふしせつ】 (theory of) the immortality of the soul
  • 一寸の虫にも五分の魂 【いっすんのむしにもごぶのたましい】 tread on a worm and it will turn, even a tiny bug will defend itself, even the weakest and smallest beings have their own wills, so do not make light of them
  • 魂 【たましい】 soul, spirit
  • 魂送り 【たまおくり】 sending off the spirits of the dead
  • 稲魂 【うかのみたま】 the god of foodstuffs (esp. of rice)
  • 亡き魂 【なきたま】 departed soul, spirit

Readings

Chinese:
hun2
Korean:
hon

Spanish

  • alma
  • espíritu
  • corazón

Portuguese

  • alma
  • espírito

French

  • âme
  • esprit
1280 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1655 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5278 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1584 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1917 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2488 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1525 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1626 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1754 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1927 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1346 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
729 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
975 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2040 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
45787 Morohashi
1063 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6835 New Nelson (John Haig)
2021 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2177 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1746 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
5f9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-10 SKIP code
1671.3 Four corner code
1-26-18 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9b42 Unicode hex code