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ai


love, affection, favourite




CONTENTS

Components - Individual components of the kanji.
Bushu - Kanji that share the same bushu number.
Classical - Kanji that share the same classical number.
Jouyou - Same Jouyou grade.
Skip - Same skip codes.
Example - Example sentences.
Usage - Words that use this kanji.
Drawing - How to draw this kanji.
References - References numbers found in an assortment of reference books.


TRANSLATIONS

English love
affection
favourite
Romaji ai
Korean ae
Mandarin ai4
Reading アイ
いと.しい
ai
ito.shii
Nanori (name)
あし

かな
なる
まな
めぐ
めぐみ
よし
a
ashi
e
kana
naru
mana
megu
megumi
yoshi
Radical name - -
      

DETAILS

Kanji
Radical no
Radical Number -
Bushu Number 87
Classical Radical # 61
Frequency of use 640
Jouyou grade level 4
Stroke count 13
Hex ID 3026
Unicode ID 611b
Four corner code 2024.7
Skip code 2-4-9
Nelson index -
JIS 0208 code -
JIS 0212 code -


COMPONENTS

StrokesRadicalRad. #RomajiEnglish
2 14 beki wa-shaped crown radical (no. 14)
3 34 chi winter radical (no. 34)
4 61 kokoro heart, mind, spirit
4 87 tsume claw, nail, talon



SAME BUSHU NUMBER 87

#KanjiRomajiEnglish
1 ai love, affection, favourite
2 sai dice, form, appearance, take, coloring
3 shaku baron, peerage, court rank
4 ju accept, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch, receive
5 shun type of morning glory, rose of Sharon, althea
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SAME CLASSICAL NUMBER 61

#KanjiRomajiEnglish
1 ai love, affection, favourite
2 aku bad, vice, rascal, false, evil, wrong
3 i idea, mind, heart, taste, thought, desire, care, liking
4 ou apply, answer, yes, OK, reply, accept
5 ki mourning, abhor, detestable, death anniversary
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SAME JOUYOU GRADE 4

#KanjiRomajiEnglish
1 ai love, affection, favourite
2 an plan, suggestion, draft, ponder, fear, proposition, idea, expectation, bill, worry
3 i by means of, because, in view of, compared with
4 kurai rank, grade, throne, crown, about, some
5 i surround, besiege, store, paling, enclosure, encircle, preserve, keep
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SAME SKIP CODE 2-4-9

#KanjiRomajiEnglish
1 ai love, affection, favourite
2 toshi year-end, age, occasion, opportunity
3 shun type of morning glory, rose of Sharon, althea
4 jii old man, grampa
5 yo reputation, praise, honor, glory
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EXAMPLE SENTENCES

Note: Entries from the Tanaka Corpus (Examples) should be taken as extremely loose examples only, not definitive, please read http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/tanakacorpus.html for more information.

# Kanji English
1 は盲目。
ai ha moumoku .
Love is blind.

2 その光景は彼女に母性を呼び起こした。
sono koukei ha kanojo ni bosei ai wo yobi oko shita .
The scene brought out the mother in her.

3 もしも、音楽がの糧であるならば、奏で続けよ。
moshimo , ongaku ga ai no kate dearunaraba , kanade tsuduke yo .
If music be the food of love, play on.

4 同情は恋に似ている。
doujou ha ren'ai ni nite iru .
Pity is akin to love.

5 いいお子様たちだと想を言う。
iio ko sama tachidato aisou wo iu .
Say pretty things about a person's children.

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WORD USAGE

# Dict Kanji Hira/Kata English
1 Japanese
o aisou
おあいそ
oaiso
(n) the bill (check) at a restaurant (formerly, not used by customers)

2 Japanese エロ可
ero kawaii
エロかわいい
ero kawaii
(adj) (sl) sexy, but still cute

3 Japanese
ai
あい
ai
(n,n-suf) love affection (P)

4 Japanese おしい
ai oshii
いとおしい
itooshii
(adj) lovely sweet precious adorable

5 Japanese きょうをふりまく
ai kyouwofurimaku
あいきょうをふりまく
aikyouwofurimaku
(exp) to make oneself pleasant to everybody to smile at everybody to try to please everybody to make things pleasant

6 Classical
medu
めづ
medu
to love (shimoni)

7 Classical
itoshi
をし
woshi
pretty, charming, lovely (shiku)

8 DDB
san ai
さんあい
san'ai
three kinds of attachment

9 DDB 世間可妙定
seken kawai myou tei
せけんかあいみょうじょう
sekenkaaimyoujou
sublime and pleasant but worldly state of meditative concentration

10 DDB
fu ai
ふあい
fuai
unattached

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DRAWING

Note There is a problem with the stroke order in some of these kanji, I'm aware of it but have no time to fix it, like all online information it should be taken with a (large) grain of salt. To be clear: the problem is in the image drawing program not the Taka database.

Kanji drawing map

  • The green dot is the starting point!
  • Name above the completed radical is the reading
  • Name below the completed radical is the radical name
  • If you find an error, please email kanji at mahou.org

The stroke order information has been borrowed from the Taka Kanji Database




REFERENCES

2492 New Japanese-English Character Dictionary
2829 Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary
1927 The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary
- Japanese For Busy People vols I-III
268 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power
790 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
441 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese" 3rd ed.
1079 Kanji in Context
1606 Kanji Learners Dictionary
456 Essential Kanji
2067 2001 Kanji" (Bojinsha)
339 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese
602 Tuttle Kanji Cards
4i10.1 The Kanji Dictionary
259 Kanji & Kana book" 2nd ed.
10947, 4.1123 Morohashi Daikanwajiten (index number, volume.page)
417 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters
436 Gakken Kanji Dictionary
737 Remembering The Kanji
2018 Japanese Names



© Glenn Rosenthal (Classical)
© Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (DDB)
© Public Domain with contributions and updating by the EDICT Project. (Examples)
© The Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, Monash University (Japanese)
© The Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, Monash University (Kanji)
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