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ヨウ//    い.る/    かなめ/kaname/YOU/ヨウ/い.る/    kaname/かなめ/

need;  main point;  essence;  pivot;  key to Frenchbesoin;  point principal;  pivot;  essentiel;  point clef Portuguesenecessidade;  ponto principal;  essência;  pivô;  chave para Spanishnecesidad;  punto central;  esencia;  necesitar

Radical: (west).   Strokes: 9画.   Elements: 女西.   Pinyin: yào / yāo.   Hangul:  [yo].   Nanori: としtoshi.

Jōyō Kanji 4th Grade.   JLPT N3.

Example compounds:
ヨウようらんyōran】outline; summary; survey; handbook
じゅうようしjūyōshi】regarding highly; attaching importance to
きんようkin'yō】momentous; exigent; urgent; important; vital
iruいるiru】to need; to want
る物いるものirumono】thing (someone) needs or wants
かなめkanameかなめkaname】pivot; vital point; Japanese photinia
かなめもちkanamemochi】Japanese photinia (Photinia glabra)
Codepoints and classification codes:
45-55JIS X 0208
1040.4Four Corner
3269De Roo
Dictionary indices:
4274Classic Nelson
5515The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
2635New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
1683Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
1604Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
117A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
1218Japanese Names by P.G. O'Neill
262Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
34768PDaikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 10 p. 310
593A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
419Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
729Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (H) by F. Sakade
887Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
623Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese: Third Edition 3rd edition by Henshall
536Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
78The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power by D. Crowley
424Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
3.16Japanese for Busy People by the AJLT
1639Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1618Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig


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