Kanji 元

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Strokes: 4
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On:
ゲン、ガン
gen, gan
Kun:
もと
moto
Reading in names:
ちか、はじめ、はる、ゆき、よし
chika, hajime, haru, yuki, yoshi
Meanings:
beginning, former time, origin
начало; происхождение; исток
Grade: 2
JLPT: 4
Phonetic: (ガン)
Kanji shape: idc
Kanji elements: , , ,
Homonyms: , ,
Synonyms: ,

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Examples

三次元
さんじげん
sanjigen
3 dimensions
3 dimensions
元年
がんねん
gannen
first year (of a specific reign)
first year (of a specific reign)
元気な
げんきな
genkina
energetic
energetic
元祖
がんそ
ganso
founder, inventor
founder, inventor
地元
じもと
jimoto
local
local
紀元前
きげんぜん
kigenzen
B.C.E.
B.C.E.
製造元
せいぞうもと
seizoumoto
manufacturer
manufacturer
身元
みもと
mimoto
person's identity
person's identity

Reading in other languages

Korean:
Korean (latin): weon
Pinyin: yuan2
Vietnam: Nguyên

Encoding

BIG5: A4 B8
DECIMAL: 20803
HEX: 5143
JIS_LEVEL: 1
MINKUTEN: 1-24-21
UTF16: 5143
UTF8: E5 85 83

Dictionary indexes

A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade): 68
A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Ken Henshall): 117
A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall): 106
Essential Kanji (P.G. O'Neill): 106
Gakken Kanji Dictionary ("A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage"): 328
Japanese For Busy People: 2.10
Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki; White Rabbit Press): 121
Japanese Names (P.G. O'Neill): 60
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky): 137
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky, 2 edition): 137
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1999): 1226
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2 edition, 2013): 1690
Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono): 245
Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide: 141
Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2013): 2428
Les Kanjis dans la tête (Yves Maniette): 59
Morohashi Daikanwajiten (Volume 1, page 0973): 1340
New Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1990): 1929
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig): 59
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig, 6 edition): 63
The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley): 408
The Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Andrew Nelson): 275
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary (John Haig): 343
Tuttle Kanji Cards: 89
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