Jisho

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21 strokes
Radical:
ghost, demon
Parts:
广
witch, demon, evil spirit
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1514 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 魔 【マ】 demon, devil, evil spirit, evil influence, someone who (habitually) performs some (negative) act
  • 魔女 【マジョ】 witch
  • 病魔 【ビョウマ】 demon of ill health, disease
  • 尼 【アマ】 nun, bitch, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Amazon (online retailer)

Readings

Chinese:
mo2
Korean:
ma

Spanish

  • demonio
  • espíritu maligno

Portuguese

  • bruxa
  • demônio
  • espírito do mal

French

  • sorcière
  • démon
  • esprit malfaisant
1832 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1326 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5398 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1546 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1919 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2961 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1528 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1629 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1418 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1929 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3953 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2035 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2747 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2041 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
45906P Morohashi
3187 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6843 New Nelson (John Haig)
2022 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2178 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1942 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
557 2001 Kanji
3q18.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-18 SKIP code
3-11-10 SKIP code
0021.3 Four corner code
43-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9b54 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
method, law, rule, principle, model, system
Kun:
のり
On:
ホウハッホッフラン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
100 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 法 【ホウ】 law, act, principle, method, mood, dharma
  • 法案 【ホウアン】 bill (law), measure
  • 航法 【コウホウ】 sailing, navigation
  • 会社更生法 【カイシャコウセイホウ】 Corporate Rehabilitation Law
  • 法被 【ハッピ】 happi coat, happy coat, workman's livery coat, traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat
  • 法度 【ハット】 law, ban, prohibition, ordinance
  • 法主 【ホッス】 high priest
  • 法華経 【ホケキョウ】 Lotus Sutra

Kun reading compounds

  • 法の筵 【のりのむしろ】 preaching place
  • 法面 【のりめん】 slope (e.g. of embankment)
  • 内法 【うちのり】 inside measure
  • 外法 【そとのり】 outside measurements

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
fa3, fa4
Korean:
beob

Spanish

  • método
  • ley
  • doctrina

Portuguese

  • método
  • lei
  • regra
  • princípio
  • modelo
  • sistema

French

  • méthode
  • loi
  • règle
  • principe
  • modèle
  • système
513 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
612 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
584 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
145 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2535 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
213 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
676 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
824 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
123 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
518 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1181 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
391 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
248 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
295 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
758 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17290 Morohashi
333 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3107 New Nelson (John Haig)
751 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
813 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
100 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
516 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
371 2001 Kanji
3a5.20 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3413.1 Four corner code
43-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cd5 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

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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
  • 少ない時間 【すくないじかん】 limited time
  • 少し 【すこし】 small quantity, little, few, something, little while, short distance
  • 少しも 【すこしも】 anything of, not one bit (with negative sentence)

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
30-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c11 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
woman, female
Kun:
おんな
On:
ジョニョニョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
151 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 女 【ジョ】 woman, girl, daughter, Chinese "Girl" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 女王 【ジョオウ】 queen
  • 処女 【ショジョ】 virgin, maiden
  • 一女 【イチジョ】 one daughter, eldest daughter, first-born daughter
  • 女性 【ジョセイ】 woman, female, feminine gender
  • 女房 【ニョウボウ】 wife (esp. one's own wife), court lady, female court attache, woman who served at the imperial palace, woman (esp. as a love interest)
  • 老若男女 【ロウニャクナンニョ】 men and women of all ages
  • 天女 【テンニョ】 heavenly nymph, celestial maiden
  • 女房 【ニョウボウ】 wife (esp. one's own wife), court lady, female court attache, woman who served at the imperial palace, woman (esp. as a love interest)
  • 女官 【ジョカン】 court lady, lady-in-waiting

Kun reading compounds

  • 女 【おんな】 female, woman, female sex, female lover, girlfriend, mistress, (someone's) woman
  • 女形 【おんながた】 onnagata, male actor in female kabuki roles
  • 醜女 【しゅうじょ】 homely woman, plain-looking woman, female demon
  • 囲い女 【かこいおんな】 mistress
  • 雌 【め】 female, smaller (of the two), weaker, woman, wife
  • 女神 【めがみ】 goddess, female deity
  • 早乙女 【さおとめ】 young female rice planter, young girl
  • 醜女 【しゅうじょ】 homely woman, plain-looking woman, female demon

Readings

Japanese names:
おな、 た、 つき、 な
Chinese:
nu:3, ru3
Korean:
nyeo, yeo

Spanish

  • femenino
  • mujer

Portuguese

  • mulher
  • fêmea

French

  • femme
  • féminin
32 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
41 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
35 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
178 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1185 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
62 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
42 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
114 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
102 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
102 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
68 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
423 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4226 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2135 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2884 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
99 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6036 Morohashi
3418 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1173 New Nelson (John Haig)
98 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
102 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
60 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
19 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1769 2001 Kanji
3e0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4040.0 Four corner code
29-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5973 Unicode hex code