Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
face 面 (靣)
Parts:
Variants:
mask, face, features, surface
Kun:
おもおもてつら
On:
メンベン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
186 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 面 【メン】 face, mask, face guard, (in kendo) striking the head, surface (esp. a geometrical surface), page, aspect, facet, side, chamfer, counter for broad, flat objects, levels or stages, e.g. in a video game
  • 面会 【メンカイ】 meeting (face-to-face), seeing, visit, interview
  • 平面 【ヘイメン】 level surface, plane
  • 対面 【タイメン】 meeting face-to-face, seeing in person, facing (each other), opposing (traffic, etc.), confronting

Kun reading compounds

  • 面 【おもて】 face, surface, mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask)
  • 面影 【おもかげ】 face, looks, vestiges, trace
  • 水の面 【みのも】 surface of the water, face of the water
  • 面 【おもて】 face, surface, mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask)
  • 面伏せ 【おもてぶせ】 being so embarrassed as to keep one's face down
  • 細面 【ほそおもて】 slender face
  • 面 【つら】 face, mug, surface, cheek meat, cheek, cheeks, surrounding area
  • 面当て 【つらあて】 spiteful remarks
  • 赤面 【あかつら】 red face, villain (in kabuki, jōruri, etc.)
  • 横面 【よこつら】 side of face

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 ずら、 ほおつき、 も
Chinese:
mian4
Korean:
myeon

Spanish

  • cara
  • semblante
  • superficie

Portuguese

  • máscara
  • rosto
  • recursos
  • superfície

French

  • masque
  • face
  • traits
  • surface
322 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
417 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
395 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
165 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5087 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
321 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1002 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
904 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
274 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
274 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
438 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1876 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2590 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1324 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1796 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1910 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42618 Morohashi
2087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6566 New Nelson (John Haig)
1892 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2039 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
117 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
347 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3176 2001 Kanji
3s6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
3-5-4 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
1-44-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9762 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
dirty, pollute, disgrace, rape, defile
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
908 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 汚水 【オスイ】 filthy water, sewage
  • 汚職 【オショク】 corruption
  • 防汚 【ボウオ】 antifouling, stain resistance, stain-proofing, anti-soiling
  • 貪汚 【タンオ】 greed, corruption

Kun reading compounds

  • 汚す 【よごす】 to pollute, to contaminate, to soil, to make dirty, to stain, to disgrace, to dishonour, to dishonor, to defile
  • 汚れる 【けがれる】 to be violated, to be corrupted, to be polluted, to be stained
  • 汚らわしい 【けがらわしい】 filthy, unfair, dirty, untouchable, disgusting, nasty, foul, odious, repulsive
  • 汚す 【よごす】 to pollute, to contaminate, to soil, to make dirty, to stain, to disgrace, to dishonour, to dishonor, to defile
  • 汚れる 【よごれる】 to get dirty, to become dirty, to become sullied, to become corrupted, to lose one's chastity
  • 汚い 【きたない】 dirty, filthy, foul, unclean, disordered, messy, untidy, poor (e.g. handwriting), indecent (language, etc.), dirty, vulgar, coarse, dastardly, mean, base, underhanded, stingy, greedy
  • 汚い手を使う 【きたないてをつかう】 to play a dirty trick, to use underhanded methods, to hit below the belt, to play false

Readings

Chinese:
wu1
Korean:
o

Spanish

  • sucio
  • manchado
  • manchar
  • deshonrar
  • ensuciar
  • difamar
  • obsceno
  • ensuciarse

Portuguese

  • sujo
  • poluir
  • desgraça
  • estupro
  • sujar

French

  • sale
  • polluer
  • disgrâce
  • profaner
  • souiller
1031 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1246 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2494 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1531 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
666 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
693 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
706 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
907 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1158 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
258 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
196 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1253 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17133 Morohashi
222 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3047 New Nelson (John Haig)
1245 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1334 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1083 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
352 2001 Kanji
3a3.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
1-3-4 SKIP code
3112.7 Four corner code
1-17-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c5a Unicode hex code