Jisho

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19 strokes
Radical:
fish
Parts:
whale
Kun:
くじら
On:
ゲイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1486 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鯨肉 【ゲイニク】 whale meat
  • 鯨飲 【ゲイイン】 drinking hard, drinking like a fish
  • 酔鯨 【スイゲイ】 Suigei
  • 白鯨 【ハクゲイ】 white whale, Moby Dick

Kun reading compounds

  • 鯨 【くじら】 whale (Cetacea spp.)
  • 鯨肉 【げいにく】 whale meat
  • タスマニア鯨 【タスマニアくじら】 Shepherd's beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi)
  • 五島鯨 【ごとうくじら】 larger whales of family Delphinidae (esp. the pilot whale or blackfish)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jing1
Korean:
gyeong

Spanish

  • ballena

Portuguese

  • baleia

French

  • baleine
1208 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1768 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5307 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1345 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1921 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2831 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
700 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
713 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
915 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1933 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2361 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1214 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1661 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
321 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
46257 Morohashi
1882 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6886 New Nelson (John Haig)
315 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
337 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1927 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2541 2001 Kanji
11a8.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-11-8 SKIP code
2039.6 Four corner code
1-23-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9be8 Unicode hex code

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蝋 【ロウ】 wax
  • 蝋燭 【ロウソク】 candle
  • 藍蝋 【アイロウ】 indigo wax, cylindrical shape made from indigo dye froth, often by boiling the froth with caustic soda, used for coloring paintings, etc.
  • 鯨蝋 【ゲイロウ】 spermaceti (waxy substance found in the head cavities of sperm whales)

Kun reading compounds

  • 蝋燭 【ろうそく】 candle
  • ローソク足 【ろうそくあし】 candlestick (of a candlestick chart)

Readings

Japanese names:
あじ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
la4, zha4
Korean:
rab

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4200 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1751 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
33786X Morohashi
5332 New Nelson (John Haig)
2688 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2727 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6d15.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-8 SKIP code
5211.6 Four corner code
1-47-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
874b Unicode hex code