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ゲン/GEN/    ガン/GAN/    もと/moto/GEN/ゲン/    GAN/ガン/    moto/もと/

beginning;  former time;  origin Frenchcommencement;  origine;  ancien temps Portuguesecomeço;  tempo anterior;  origem Spanishcomienzo;  principio;  origen;  jefe

Radical: (legs).   Strokes: 4画.   Elements: 二儿.   Pinyin: yuán.   Hangul:  [weon].   Nanori: ちか / はじめ / はる / ゆき / よしchika / hajime / haru / yuki / yoshi.

Jōyō Kanji 2nd Grade.   JLPT N4.

Example compounds:
ゲンGEN二次にじげんnijigen】two dimensions
げんろうgenrō】elder statesman; Genro (member of a pre-WWII body that informally advised the emperor)
ガンGANがんきんgankin】capital; principal
がんりganri】principal and interest
がんそganso】originator; founder; pioneer; inventor
もとmotoくにもとkunimoto】hometown; native place
えりもとerimoto】front of neck; collar
Codepoints and classification codes:
24-21JIS X 0208
1021.1Four Corner
3057De Roo
Dictionary indices:
275Classic Nelson
343The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
1929New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
1226Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
59Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
328A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
60Japanese Names by P.G. O'Neill
106Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
1340Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 1 p. 973
106A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
137Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
68Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (H) by F. Sakade
121Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
117Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese: Third Edition 3rd edition by Henshall
89Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
408The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power by D. Crowley
245Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
2.10Japanese for Busy People by the AJLT
141Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
59Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig


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