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Components used in the Jōyō kanji
Standard 214 radicals (and their variants)
All components and radicals
FLASHCARDS
1 stroke
1. one
Variants:
2. stick
3. dot
4. katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
Variants: 丿
5. second
Variants:
5. second
Variants:
5. second
Variants:
6. hook
Variants: 𠄌
𠄌
6. hook
Variants:
𠃊
shelf
three
Variants: 𠄎
Note: looks like the number three
fu
Variants:
Note: from pronunciation of katakana 'fu'
2 strokes
connect
katakana yu
Note: from pronunciation of katakana 'yu'
4. whereupon
Variants: 丿
7. two
Variants:
8. lid
Note: see also (cover) and (roof)
9. man
Variants: 𠆢 𠂉
9. man
Variants: 𠆢 𠂉
𠆢
9. man
Variants: 𠂉
𠂉
9. man
Variants: 𠆢
10. legs
11. enter
12. eight
Variants:
12. katakana 'ha'; eight
Variants:
12. eight
Variants:
13. wide
Variants:
14. cover; covered
Note: see also (lid) and (roof)
15. ice
Variants:
15. ice
Variants:
16. table
Variants: 𠘨
𠘨
16. table
Variants:
17. open box
18. sword
Variants:
18. sword
Variants:
19. effort
20. wrap
21. spoon
Note: visually similar to (seven)
22. side open box
Variants:
23. side open box
Variants:
24. ten
Variants: 𠂇
𠂇
24. ten
Variants:
25. divining rod
Variants:
26. seal
Variants:
26. seal
Variants:
27. cliff
Variants:
27. cliff
Variants:
28. private
Variants:
29. again
Variants:
crossed swords
Variants:
crossed swords
Variants:
corner
Variants: 𠂊
reach
below
Variants:
ma; mother
Variants:
Note: katakana 'ma' - meaning in mnemonics taken from pronunciation
whereupon one
nine
seven
Note: visually similar to (spoon)
block
Note: block of tofu, city block
3 strokes
1000; thousand
10,000
Variants:
blade
genius
amount to
of
30. mouth
Note: visually similar to (box)
31. box; enclosure
Note: visually similar to (mouth)
32. ground; earth
Note: visually similar to (samurai)
33. samurai
Note: visually similar to (ground)
34. go
35. go slowly
Variants:
36. night
37. big
38. woman; female
39. child
Variants:
39. child
Variants:
40. roof
Note: see also (lid) and (cover)
41. inch
42. small
Variants:
42. small
Variants:
42. small
Variants:
43. lame
Variants:
44. corpse
45. sprout
Variants:
45. sprout
Variants:
46. mountain
47. river
48. work
49. self
50. turban
51. dry; drying frame
52. short thread
Variants:
52. short thread
Variants:
广
53. stony cliff
54. long stride
55. twenty
Variants:
56. shoot
Note: shoot as in 'shoot an arrow'
57. bow
58. snout (of a pig)
yo = to yell / say hi
Variants:
yo = to yell / say hi
Variants:
yo; yell
Variants:
yo = to yell / say hi
Variants:
59. fur
60. step
61. heart
Variants:
64. hand
Variants:
85. water
Variants:
90. left side
Variants:
94. dog
Variants:
140. grass
Variants:
140. grass
Variants:
162. move
Variants:
163. group
Variants:
Note: appears on the right side of kanji; visually identical to (hill)
170. hill
Variants:
Note: appears on the left side of kanji; visually identical to (group)
wavy river
Variants:
table
assembly
Variants:
one pair of legs
Mo, as if name of person (from similarity to katakana モ = mo)
Variants:
three
above
round; circle
dead
Variants:
simple
from
Note: visually similar to (drying frame)
ladle
to be
4 strokes
measure
fat
not
counter for animals
barracks
decide
high spirits
plausible
water ma
nine out of ten
etc.
43. lame
Variants:
61. heart
Variants:
61. heart
Variants:
62. spear; javelin
63. door
Variants:
63. door
Variants:
64. hand
Variants:
65. support
66. strike
Variants:
66. strike
Variants:
67. literature
68. Big Dipper
69. axe
70. way
71. not, nothing
Variants:
71. not, nothing
Variants:
72. sun; day
Variants:
73. it is said
74. month; moon
Variants:
74. month; moon
Variants:
75. tree
Variants:
75. katakana 'ho'; tree
Variants:
76. lack
Variants:
77. stop
Variants:
78. death
Variants:
79. lance shaft
80. mother
Variants:
80. mother
Variants:
81. compare
82. fur
83. family
84. steam
85. water
Variants:
86. fire
Variants:
86. fire
Variants:
87. claw
Variants:
87. claw
Variants:
87. claw
Variants:
88. father
89. divination
90. left side
Variants:
91. right side
93. cow
Variants:
93. cow
Variants:
94. dog
Variants:
113. show
Variants:
Note: very similar to (clothes)
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
125. old
Variants:
130. body part
Variants:
Note: visually very similar to ⺝(month)
𧘇
145. clothes
Variants:
162. move
Variants:
𠫓
private lidded
master
Variants:
slashed yo
Variants:
slashed yo
Variants:
whereupon by the ground
king
Variants: 𤣩
high-priced; expensive; lofty
start; initiate
wheel around
Variants:
Note: katakana 'wi' - meaning in mnemonics taken from pronunciation
ladder
Variants:
comma
change
calamity
Note: very similar to (heaven)
five
middle
now
inside
Variants:
official
Note: as in 'an official message'
few
Variants: 𣥂
six
Variants:
origin; original
husband
anti
friend
ward
noon
say
fragrant
shaku
Note: a shaku is a measurement, so used in sense of 'a shaku of xxx'
villain
Variants:
not
Note: visually similar to (pig)
mourn
burden
Variants: 𡈼
廿
twenty; 20
heaven
Note: visually similar to (calamity)
together
Variants: 𠔏
license
previously; in advance
Variants:
divide
well
5 strokes
former
Variants:
left
long time
book
cloth
certainly
history
guy
broad
Variants:
lose
huge
replace
third
first
hill
flat
dollar
small man
Variants:
dotted ho
Variants:
eight mouths
𠬝
sealed up again
10,000 cliffs
Variants:
15. ice
Variants:
78. death
Variants:
80. mother
Variants:
85. water
Variants:
92. tusk
95. mystery
96. jewel
98. tile
99. sweet
100. life
101. to use
Variants: 𠂡
102. rice field
Variants:
103. roll of cloth; bolt of cloth
Variants: 𤴓
103. roll of cloth
Variants: 𤴓
104. ill; illness
105. hairy legs
106. white
107. skin
108. dish
109. eye
110. halberd
111. arrow
112. stone
Note: visually similar to
113. show
Variants:
114. tracks
115. grain
116. hole
Note: visually similar to some variants of net, such as
117. stand
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
Note: variants can be visually similar to (hole)
145. clothes
Variants: 𧘇
Note: very similar to (show)
classroom
Variants: 𦥯
𡗗
three men
electricity
master
Variants:
although
ground again
good; possible
centre; center
go out
furry man
wide mouth
at night you seal
Variants:
first family
market
add
half
put in place
old
right
Note: visually similar to
pedestal; platform
not yet
Note: visually similar to (end)
say
Variants: 𦥔
leave
administer
elder brother; brother
order; command; good
verse
wrap
occupy
volume
Variants:
summon
and another
reason
Note: visually similar to (say) and (first)
correct
ahead
Variants:
two mouths
Variants: 𠂤
dawn
hare
five
almost lined up
Variants:
Note: visually similar to (lined up)
thirty
6 strokes
every
good luck
manly
Variants:
ceremony
become
cause
allot
row
contend
Variants:
thorn
again; also
3x the effort
private month
the master with the sword
protection
97. melon
102. stony rice field
Variants:
118. bamboo
Variants: 𥫗
118. bamboo
Variants: 𥫗
119. rice
120. thread
Variants:
121. can
Variants: 𦈢
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
123. sheep
Variants: 𦍌
𦍌
123. sheep
Variants:
123. sheep
Variants: 𦍌
124. feather
125. old
Variants:
126. rake
127. plow; plough
128. ear
129. brush
Variants:
130. meat
Variants:
132. self
133. reach
134. mortar
Variants: 𦥑
𦥑
134. mortar
Variants:
135. tongue
137. boat
138. good
Variants:
139. color
140. grass
Variants:
141. tiger
142. insect
Variants:
143. blood
144. to go
145. clothes
Variants: 𧘇
西
146. west
Variants:
146. west
Variants: 西
𠂢
tributary
𢦏
ten spears
relation
Variants: 𠔉
relation
Variants: 𠔉
thriving
standing on the cliff
sign of the hog; hog
younger brother
combine
Variants:
grass sprout
the body part and the sword
the water man
𠂤
two mouths
Variants:
fit
same
possess
hundred; 100
early; fast
mix; mixed
together
Variants: 𠔏
again
temple
every, each
Variants:
melody; curve
sign
content; purport
scarlet
this
jewel
extend
Variants:
dog
Note: visually similar to (five)
next
gossip
Variants:
each; every
7 strokes
I; myself
spine
announce
sell
Variants: 𧶠
court
male
effective
excellent
request
break
you
filial piety
system
give
Variants:
amazed
between
Variants:
sit
private lidded river
nourishment
the man with the stick strikes
resist
131. subject
Variants: 𦣞 𦣝
136. oppose
138. good
Variants:
142. insect
Variants:
146. west
Variants: 西
147. see
148. corner
149. say; word
Variants:
149. say
Variants:
150. valley
151. bean
152. pig
153. badger
154. shellfish
155. red
156. run
157. foot
Variants:
157. foot
Variants:
158. body
159. car
Variants:
160. spicy
161. dragon
162. move
Variants:
163. group
Variants:
164. sake flask
165. topped rice
166. village
168. long
Variants:
199. wheat
Variants:
use your ma
license to go
first time; the first time
bright
eight elder brothers
Variants:
drink
three spears
surplus; left over; extra
Variants:
I; myself
bundle
resemble
again
8 strokes
friend
honest
blaze
young
seedling
house
Variants:
overgrown
walk
Variants:
determined
let go
hard
uncle
grow up
yield
exist
religion
to present
lined up
Variants:
Note: visually similar to (almost lined up) and (almost lined up one time)
hill
Variants:
escape
Variants:
broom
a certain
die
high
Variants:
think
one hundred men
167. gold
Variants:
168. long
Variants:
169. gate
170. hill
Variants:
171. slave
172. little bird
173. rain
Variants:
173. rain
Variants:
174. blue
Variants:
174. blue
Variants:
175. mistake
184. eat; food
Variants: 𩙿
210. equal
Variants:
white turban
ground ahead
Variants:
standing mouths
watery yo
Variants:
strange
take
unanimous
Variants:
ragged
𠦝
ten times earlier
Variants:
person
Variants:
east
capital
bureaucrat
circumference
wood; trees
Variants: 𣏟
ancient; old
hang down; hanging
Variants:
result; fruit; bear fruit
happiness
enjoyment
that
9 strokes
specialist; expert
Variants:
rule
spring
minister
just so
build
piteous
sovereign
everyone
prefecture
Variants:
daimyo
a certain
excessive
husband
Variants:
brilliant
claw your one friend
when the sun is almost lined up
Variants:
eight pigs
stand in the tree
net in the tree
excess
Variants:
176. mask
177. leather
179. leek
180. sound
181. page
182. wind
183. fly
184. eat; food
Variants: 𩙿
𩙿
184. eat; food
Variants:
185. neck
Variants: 𦣻
186. fragrance
make the man go all day
ten beans
gossip
Variants:
glorious
hard
in general; generalization; generalisation
Variants:
long-tailed monkey; monkey
army
heavy
goods
simple
Variants:
flat
all
fill
chieftain
10 strokes
truth
Variants:
meadow
summer
house
already
Variants:
damaged
double
carrier
ability
in the well again
first day of the month
the clothes of the mouth on the ground
crane; flying bird
Variants:
178. tanned leather
187. horse
188. bone
189. expensive; high
Variants:
190. hair
191. fighting
193. tripod
194. ogre
𦰩
the husband with the grass mouth
employee
must not
royal we; we
11 strokes
chapter
festival
cadet
ballot
move
different
kill
wide
man in the tree with water
big little bird
rare beast
reeds
legs make a sound
get round the ground ahead
195. fish
Variants: 𩵋
鹿
198. deer
199. wheat
Variants:
200. flax; flux
Note: sometimes used in mnemonics in sense of 'flux of time'
201. yellow
Variants:
203. black
Variants:
violet
Variants: 𦰌
old trader
trader
torture; blame
bird
12 strokes
morning
scenery
respect
child
return
virtuous
precious
decorations
potter's clay
lofty
dilapidated
troublesome
201. yellow
Variants:
202. millet
203. black
Variants:
complementary
turn
formerly
Variants:
13 strokes
idea
honour; meaning
stare
206. three-legged stool
measure
good badger
207. hand drum
six lots of clothes together
Variants:
goods in the tree
rule
14 strokes
doubt
claws a yo from your heart
209. nose
210. equal
Variants:
the little bird gives two yos
15 strokes
keep watch
16 strokes
212. dragon
Variants:
17 strokes
214. flute
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