Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
black
Parts:
black
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
573 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 黒煙 【コクエン】 black smoke
  • 黒衣 【コクイ】 black clothes
  • 大黒 【ダイコク】 god of wealth, monk's wife
  • 二黒 【ジコク】 second of nine traditional astrological signs (corresponding to Saturn and southwest)

Kun reading compounds

  • 黒 【くろ】 black, black go stone, guilt, guilty person
  • 黒い 【くろい】 black, dark, blackish, sun-tanned (skin), suspicious, criminal, illicit, darkened and dirty, sooty, covered in dirt, evil, wicked, black-hearted, inauspicious, ill-boding, unlucky
  • 黒ずむ 【くろずむ】 to blacken, to darken
  • 黒い 【くろい】 black, dark, blackish, sun-tanned (skin), suspicious, criminal, illicit, darkened and dirty, sooty, covered in dirt, evil, wicked, black-hearted, inauspicious, ill-boding, unlucky
  • 黒色 【くろいろ】 black (colour, color)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hei1
Korean:
heug

Spanish

  • negro
  • maldad

Portuguese

  • preto

French

  • noir
80 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
137 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
124 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
317 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5403 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
286 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
284 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1486 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
206 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
206 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
45 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1940 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3406 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1754 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2388 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
176 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
48040 Morohashi
2740 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
7052 New Nelson (John Haig)
174 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
186 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
204 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3640 2001 Kanji
4d7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-7-4 SKIP code
6033.1 Four corner code
1-25-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9ed2 Unicode hex code

19 strokes
Radical:
fish
Parts:
Variants:
sea bream, red snapper
Kun:
たい
On:
チョウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
2446 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Kun reading compounds

  • 鯛 【たい】 sea bream (Sparidae), porgy, tai (species of reddish-brown Pacific sea bream, Pagrus major)
  • 鯛車 【たいぐるま】 traditional sea bream-shaped toy car
  • 青武鯛 【あおぶたい】 Scarus ovifrons (species of parrotfish)
  • 腐っても鯛 【くさってもたい】 a diamond on a dunghill is still a diamond, quality is quality, an old eagle is better than a young crow, even if it's rotten, it's still sea bream

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
diao1
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • pargo
  • palometa
  • besugo

Portuguese

French

5305 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1971 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2832 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2272 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2360 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1213 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1660 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
46226P Morohashi
1881 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6884 New Nelson (John Haig)
2812 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2827 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
11a8.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-11-8 SKIP code
2732.0 Four corner code
1-34-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9bdb Unicode hex code