Kanji 由

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Radical: (102)
Strokes: 5
Stroke order
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On:
ユ、ユウ、ユイ
yu, yuu, yui
Kun:
よし、よ.る
yoshi, yo.ru
Meanings:
wherefore, a reason
причина
Grade: 3
JLPT: 3
Phonetic: (チュウ、ユ、テキ)
Reading in names: ただ、ゆき、よし、より tada, yuki, yoshi, yori
Kanji shape: idc
Kanji elements: ,
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Examples

理由
りゆう
riyuu
причина
reason
reason
よし
yoshi
means
means
由来する
ゆらいする
yuraisuru
originate
originate
由緒
ゆいしょ
yuisho
происхождение; родословная
lineage
lineage
経由する
けいゆする
keiyusuru
go by way of, go via
go by way of, go via
自由
じゆう
jiyuu
свобода
freedom
freedom

Reading in other languages

Korean:
Korean (latin): yu
Pinyin: you2
Vietnam: Do

Encoding

BIG5: A5 D1
DECIMAL: 30001
HEX: 7531
JIS_LEVEL: 1
MINKUTEN: 1-45-19
UTF16: 7531
UTF8: E7 94 B1

Dictionary indexes

A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade): 325
A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Ken Henshall): 421
A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall): 399
Essential Kanji (P.G. O'Neill): 297
Gakken Kanji Dictionary ("A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage"): 376
Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki; White Rabbit Press): 739
Japanese Names (P.G. O'Neill): 186
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky): 364
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky, 2 edition): 363
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1999): 2181
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2 edition, 2013): 2935
Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono): 623
Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide: 1333
Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2013): 4311
Les Kanjis dans la tête (Yves Maniette): 1114
Morohashi Daikanwajiten (Volume 7, page 1066): 21724
New Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1990): 3499
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig): 1105
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig, 6 edition): 1186
The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley): 134
The Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Andrew Nelson): 89
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary (John Haig): 3724
Tuttle Kanji Cards: 261
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