Kanji 背

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Strokes: 9
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On:
ハイ
hai
Kun:
せ、せい、そむ.く、そむ.ける
se, sei, somu.ku, somu.keru
Meaning:
stature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel
Grade: 6
JLPT: 2
In names: しろ、せ、のり shiro, se, nori
Shape: idc
Elements: , ⺼, , , 丬,
Antonyms:
Look alike:
Categories: N2 (JLPT)

Examples

せ/せい
se/sei
height (of body)
背く
そむく
somuku
run counter to [v.i.]
背ける
そむける
somukeru
turn one's face away [v.t.]
背中
せなか
senaka
back (of body)
背広
せびろ
sebiro
business suit
背後
はいご
haigo
back
背景
はいけい
haikei
background
背比べ
せいくらべ
seikurabe
comparing heights
背負う
せおう
seou
carry on back or shoulder

Reading in other languages

Korean: 배, 패
Korean (latin): bae, pae
Pinyin: bei4, bei1
Vietnam: Bối, Bội

Codepoints

Big-5: AD 49
Decimal: 32972
Hex: 80CC
JIS: 1
Min-Ku-Ten: 1-39-56
Unicode UTF-16: 80CC
Unicode UTF-8: E8 83 8C

Dictionary Indices

A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Ken Henshall): 967
A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall): 957
Essential Kanji (P.G. O'Neill): 933
Gakken Kanji Dictionary ("A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage"): 796
Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki; White Rabbit Press): 845
Japanese Names (P.G. O'Neill): 957
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky): 1338
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky, 2 edition): 1265
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1999): 1641
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2 edition, 2013): 2230
Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono): 1085
Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide: 1017
Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2013): 3182
Les Kanjis dans la tête (Yves Maniette): 455
Morohashi Daikanwajiten (volume 9, page 0270): 29363
New Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1990): 2573
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig): 446
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig, 6 edition): 481
The Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Andrew Nelson): 3754
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary (John Haig): 4794
Tuttle Kanji Cards: 893
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