Kanji 川

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Radical: (47)
Strokes: 3
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On:
セン
sen
Kun:
かわ
kawa
Reading in names:
か、こ、さわ
ka, ko, sawa
Meanings:
stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)
река
річка
Grade: 1
JLPT: 5
Kanji shape: idc
Homonyms: , ,
Synonyms: ,
Variants:
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Examples

小川
おがわ
ogawa
речка
small stream, brook
small stream, brook
かわ
kawa
река; речка
river
river
川上
かわかみ
kawakami
верховье
upper reaches of a river
upper reaches of a river
川下
かわしも
kawashimo
низовье
downstream
downstream
江戸川
えどがわ
edogawa
Edo River
Edo River
河川
かせん
kasen
rivers
rivers

Reading in other languages

Korean:
Korean (latin): cheon
Pinyin: chuan1
Vietnam: Xuyên

Encoding

BIG5: A4 74
DECIMAL: 24029
HEX: 5DDD
JIS_LEVEL: 1
MINKUTEN: 1-32-78
UTF16: 5DDD
UTF8: E5 B7 9D

Dictionary indexes

A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade): 39
A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Ken Henshall): 59
A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall): 48
Essential Kanji (P.G. O'Neill): 41
Gakken Kanji Dictionary ("A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage"): 111
Japanese For Busy People: 2.10
Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki; White Rabbit Press): 49
Japanese Names (P.G. O'Neill): 20
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky): 33
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky, 2 edition): 33
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1999): 1
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2 edition, 2013): 1
Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono): 101
Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide: 548
Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2013): 6
Les Kanjis dans la tête (Yves Maniette): 129
Morohashi Daikanwajiten (Volume 4, page 0326): 8673
New Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1990): 6
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig): 127
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig, 6 edition): 134
The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley): 196
The Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Andrew Nelson): 1447
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary (John Haig): 1526
Tuttle Kanji Cards: 21
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