kanji for family

meaning of kanji

  • family
  • members of a family
hiragana
かぞく

drawing of kanji

家族

reading of kanji

kazoku

definition

Noun

  1. family, family unit
    • 主要な社会グループ
    • (primary social group)
      • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family 彼は家庭を持つ前によい仕事に就きたかった
  2. people
    • 家系の一員
    • (members of a family line)
      • his people have been farmers for generations 彼の家は何世代にもわたって農家だった
      • are your people still alive? お家の方は今もお元気ですか
  3. family, household, house, home, menage
    • ともに生活する社会的構成単位
    • (a social unit living together)
      • he moved his family to Virginia 彼は家族をヴァージニアに移した
      • It was a good Christian household それは善良なキリスト教徒の家庭だった
      • I waited until the whole house was asleep 私は家中が寝静まるまで待っていた
      • the teacher asked how many people made up his home 先生は彼の家族は何人かと尋ねた
  4. kin, kinsperson, family
    • 互いに親族関係を持つ人
    • (a person having kinship with another or others)
      • he’s kin 彼は親類である
      • he’s family 彼は家族である

meaning of kanji

  • home
  • family
  • household
hiragana
かてい

drawing of kanji

家庭

reading of kanji

kate i

meaning of kanji

  • bereaved family
  • surviving family
  • family of the deceased
hiragana
いぞく

drawing of kanji

遺族

reading of kanji

i zo ku

meaning of kanji

  • farmer
  • farming family
  • farmhouse
hiragana
のうか

drawing of kanji

農家

reading of kanji

no u ka

meaning of kanji

  • a family
  • a household
  • a home
  • one’s family
  • whole family
  • (one’s own) style
  • school
  • gang
  • (yakuza) family
hiragana
いっか

drawing of kanji

一家

reading of kanji

ixtu ka

meaning of kanji

  • household
  • home
  • family
  • housekeeping
hiragana
せたい

drawing of kanji

世帯

reading of kanji

se tai

meaning of kanji

  • housework
  • domestic chores
  • family affairs
  • household matters
hiragana
かじ

drawing of kanji

家事

reading of kanji

kazi

meaning of kanji

  • set (of items)
  • group (of people)
  • class (of students)
  • company (esp. construction)
  • family (i.e. mafia)
  • team
  • typesetting
  • composition
hiragana
くみ

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

kumi

meaning of kanji

  • surname
  • family name
  • hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing)
hiragana
せい

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

sei

meaning of kanji

  • high-status Shinto shrine with connection to imperial family
  • imperial Shinto shrine
hiragana
じんぐう

drawing of kanji

神宮

reading of kanji

zi n guu

meaning of kanji

  • crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis)
hiragana
つる

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

turu

meaning of kanji

  • tray
  • family
  • household
  • O-Bon
  • Bon Festival
  • Lantern Festival
  • Festival of the Dead
hiragana
ぼん

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

bon

meaning of kanji

  • household economy
  • family finances
hiragana
かけい

drawing of kanji

家計

reading of kanji

kake i

meaning of kanji

  • noted family
  • noble family
  • prestigious school, organization, business, etc.
hiragana
めいもん

drawing of kanji

名門

reading of kanji

mei mon

meaning of kanji

  • transfer (of one’s name into another family register)
  • transfer (to another team, company, etc.)
hiragana
いせき

drawing of kanji

移籍

reading of kanji

i seki

meaning of kanji

  • system
  • lineage
  • ancestry
  • family line
  • group (e.g. of colors) (colours)
  • family (e.g. of languages)
  • party
  • school (of thought)
  • close (evolutionary) relationship
  • a population sharing a common ancestor (in genetics)
  • strain (e.g. bacterial)
hiragana
けいとう

drawing of kanji

系統

reading of kanji

keitou

meaning of kanji

  • family register
  • census
hiragana
こせき

drawing of kanji

戸籍

reading of kanji

kose ki

meaning of kanji

  • family
  • relatives
  • dependents
  • household
hiragana
いちぞく

drawing of kanji

一族

reading of kanji

iti zo ku

meaning of kanji

  • relatives
  • one’s family
  • friends
  • members of the same organization
  • followers
  • henchmen
  • one’s whole body
hiragana
みうち

drawing of kanji

身内

reading of kanji

mi uti

meaning of kanji

  • one’s family register
  • one’s domicile
  • nationality
  • membership (club, party, etc.)
hiragana
せき

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

seki

meaning of kanji

  • family planning
hiragana
かぞくけいかく

drawing of kanji

家族計画

reading of kanji

kazoku kei kaku

meaning of kanji

  • department
  • section
  • faculty
  • school
  • arm
  • course (of study)
  • branch of study
  • specialization
  • (taxonomical) family
hiragana

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

ka

meaning of kanji

  • one’s house
  • one’s home
  • one’s family
hiragana
わがや

drawing of kanji

我が家

reading of kanji

waga ya

meaning of kanji

  • royal family
hiragana
おうしつ

drawing of kanji

王室

reading of kanji

o usi tu

meaning of kanji

  • bear (any mammal of family Ursidae)
hiragana
くま

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

kuma

meaning of kanji

  • Genji (the character in the Genji Monogatari)
  • the Minamoto family
hiragana
げんじ

drawing of kanji

源氏

reading of kanji

ge n zi

meaning of kanji

  • attending physician
  • physician in charge
  • (one’s) family doctor
hiragana
しゅじい

drawing of kanji

主治医

reading of kanji

si xyu zii

meaning of kanji

  • white-eye family of birds (Zosteropidae)
  • Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus)
hiragana
めじろ

drawing of kanji

目白

reading of kanji

meziro

meaning of kanji

  • family court
hiragana
かさい

drawing of kanji

家裁

reading of kanji

kasa i

meaning of kanji

  • domestic
  • in the family
hiragana
かていない

drawing of kanji

家庭内

reading of kanji

kate i nai

meaning of kanji

  • nuclear family
hiragana
かくかぞく

drawing of kanji

核家族

reading of kanji

kaku kazoku

meaning of kanji

  • one’s original family name
  • maiden name
hiragana
きゅうせい

drawing of kanji

旧姓

reading of kanji

kyuu sei

meaning of kanji

  • imperial family
  • royalty
hiragana
こうぞく

drawing of kanji

皇族

reading of kanji

kouzo ku

meaning of kanji

  • clan
  • family
hiragana
しぞく

drawing of kanji

氏族

reading of kanji

si zo ku

meaning of kanji

  • agreement (e.g. business, dispute)
  • understanding
  • compromise
  • settlement
  • mutual relations (between family members, coworkers, etc.)
hiragana
おりあい

drawing of kanji

折り合い

reading of kanji

oriai

meaning of kanji

  • previous generation (e.g. one’s parents)
  • family predecessor
  • predecessor
  • previous age
hiragana
せんだい

drawing of kanji

先代

reading of kanji

sendai

meaning of kanji

  • mallow (any plant of family Malvaceae)
  • Asarum caulescens (species of wild ginger)
  • hollyhock
hiragana
あおい

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

aoi

meaning of kanji

  • family business
  • family trade
  • one’s occupation
  • one’s trade
hiragana
かぎょう

drawing of kanji

家業

reading of kanji

kagi xyo u

meaning of kanji

  • head of a school (of music, dance)
  • head family of a school
hiragana
いえもと

drawing of kanji

家元

reading of kanji

ie moto

meaning of kanji

  • master
  • expert
  • authority
  • leading figure
  • mansion
  • large house
  • rich family
  • distinguished family
hiragana
たいか

drawing of kanji

大家

reading of kanji

tai ka

meaning of kanji

  • (my) wife
  • inside the home
  • one’s family
hiragana
かない

drawing of kanji

家内

reading of kanji

kanai

meaning of kanji

  • central pillar (of a building)
  • mainstay (e.g. of an economy)
  • backbone (e.g. of a family)
  • provider
  • main man
hiragana
だいこくばしら

drawing of kanji

大黒柱

reading of kanji

dai koku basira

meaning of kanji

  • eagle (Accipitridae family)
hiragana
わし

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

wasi

meaning of kanji

  • family
  • clan
  • kin
  • sect
  • school
  • adherents
  • followers
  • disciples
  • group of related sumo stables
hiragana
いちもん

drawing of kanji

一門

reading of kanji

iti mon

meaning of kanji

  • swallow (bird of the Hirundinidae family)
  • martin
  • barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)
  • younger man involved with an older woman
hiragana
つばめ

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

tubame

meaning of kanji

  • family lineage
hiragana
かけい

drawing of kanji

家系

reading of kanji

kake i

meaning of kanji

  • important ceremonial occasions in family relationships
hiragana
かんこんそうさい

drawing of kanji

冠婚葬祭

reading of kanji

kan kon sou sai

meaning of kanji

  • genealogy
  • lineage
  • family tree
  • pedigree
hiragana
けいふ

drawing of kanji

系譜

reading of kanji

kei hu

meaning of kanji

  • family circle
  • one’s circle (of friends, co-workers, etc.)
  • one’s fellows
  • in-group
  • private matters
  • internal affairs
  • conservative (e.g. estimate)
  • moderate
  • pigeon toe (walking)
  • in-toeing
hiragana
うちわ

drawing of kanji

内輪

reading of kanji

utiwa

meaning of kanji

  • family circle
  • the inside
  • private
  • informal
  • secret
  • confidential
hiragana
うちうち

drawing of kanji

内々

reading of kanji

uti uti

meaning of kanji

  • household belongings
  • household goods
  • family fortune
  • family assets
hiragana
かざい

drawing of kanji

家財

reading of kanji

kaza i

meaning of kanji

  • occupant of a house
  • family member
hiragana
かじん

drawing of kanji

家人

reading of kanji

kazi n

meaning of kanji

  • to go out to meet
  • to receive
  • to welcome
  • to greet
  • to salute
  • to hail
  • to reach
  • to approach
  • to enter (a phase, era, etc.)
  • to accept (e.g. as a member of a group or family)
  • to call for
  • to summon
  • to invite
  • to approach (a certain time, a point in one’s life, etc.)
hiragana
むかえる

drawing of kanji

迎える

reading of kanji

mukaeru

meaning of kanji

  • large family
  • extended family
hiragana
だいかぞく

drawing of kanji

大家族

reading of kanji

dai kazoku

meaning of kanji

  • one’s registered domicile (as recorded in the family register)
  • one’s legal domicile (as opposed to where one lives)
hiragana
ほんせき

drawing of kanji

本籍

reading of kanji

hon seki

meaning of kanji

  • lineage
  • pedigree
  • family line
  • birth
hiragana
けっとう

drawing of kanji

血統

reading of kanji

kextu tou

meaning of kanji

  • head of the family (esp. as recorded in the resident register)
  • head of the household
  • householder
hiragana
せたいぬし

drawing of kanji

世帯主

reading of kanji

seta inu si

meaning of kanji

  • (present) head of a family
hiragana
とうしゅ

drawing of kanji

当主

reading of kanji

to usi xyu

meaning of kanji

  • heirloom
  • trump card
  • last resort
  • family tradition
hiragana
でんか

drawing of kanji

伝家

reading of kanji

denka

meaning of kanji

  • certified copy
  • transcript
  • official copy of the family register
hiragana
とうほん

drawing of kanji

謄本

reading of kanji

tou hon

meaning of kanji

  • same family (race, tribe)
hiragana
どうぞく

drawing of kanji

同族

reading of kanji

douzo ku

meaning of kanji

  • surname
  • family name
hiragana
みょうじ

drawing of kanji

名字

reading of kanji

mi xyo uzi

meaning of kanji

  • well curb
  • well kerb
  • family crest design based on a square wooden well curb
hiragana
いづつ

drawing of kanji

井筒

reading of kanji

i zutu

meaning of kanji

  • samurai
  • warrior
  • military family
hiragana
ぶけ

drawing of kanji

武家

reading of kanji

bu ke

meaning of kanji

  • to supply (goods, money, etc.)
  • to cover (costs)
  • to pay
  • to finance
  • to maintain (e.g. a family)
  • to give board
  • to provide meals
hiragana
まかなう

drawing of kanji

賄う

reading of kanji

makanau

meaning of kanji

  • kombu (usu. Saccharina japonica)
  • konbu
  • kelp
  • any edible species from the family Laminariaceae
hiragana
こんぶ

drawing of kanji

昆布

reading of kanji

konbu

meaning of kanji

  • mother’s side of family
  • maternal (grandfather, uncle, etc.)
hiragana
ははかた

drawing of kanji

母方

reading of kanji

haha kata

meaning of kanji

  • royal family
hiragana
おうけ

drawing of kanji

王家

reading of kanji

o uke

meaning of kanji

  • prajna
  • wisdom required to attain enlightenment
  • noh mask of a grinning, horned demoness (represents a woman’s rage and jealousy)
  • family crest designed after the Hannya noh mask
  • dreadful face (esp. of a woman driven mad by jealousy)
  • terrifying facial expression
hiragana
はんにゃ

drawing of kanji

般若

reading of kanji

hannya

meaning of kanji

  • whole family
  • all (members of) the family
  • all over the house
  • retainer of a daimyo
  • feudal domain
  • clan
hiragana
うちじゅう

drawing of kanji

家中

reading of kanji

uti zyuu

meaning of kanji

  • powerful family (clan)
hiragana
ごうぞく

drawing of kanji

豪族

reading of kanji

gou zo ku

meaning of kanji

  • wealthy family
  • important person
  • bigwig
hiragana
おおどころ

drawing of kanji

大所

reading of kanji

oo dokoro

meaning of kanji

  • famous historic spot
  • family name
  • professional name
hiragana
めいせき

drawing of kanji

名跡

reading of kanji

mei seki

meaning of kanji

  • head of family
  • originator
hiragana
そうけ

drawing of kanji

宗家

reading of kanji

sou ke

meaning of kanji

  • origin
  • main branch of family
hiragana
ほんもと

drawing of kanji

本元

reading of kanji

hon moto

meaning of kanji

  • large family
hiragana
おおじょたい

drawing of kanji

大所帯

reading of kanji

o ozi xyo tai

meaning of kanji

  • the present age
  • these days
  • (present) head of the family
hiragana
とうだい

drawing of kanji

当代

reading of kanji

tou dai

meaning of kanji

  • old family
  • old-established family
  • one’s old home
  • one’s childhood home
hiragana
きゅうか

drawing of kanji

旧家

reading of kanji

kyuu ka

meaning of kanji

  • merchant
  • store
  • shop
  • merchant house
  • merchant family
hiragana
しょうか

drawing of kanji

商家

reading of kanji

syou ka

meaning of kanji

  • patriarch
  • family head
hiragana
かちょう

drawing of kanji

家長

reading of kanji

ka tyou

meaning of kanji

  • young imperial prince
  • child of the imperial family
  • shrine dedicated to a child of the god of the main shrine
  • newly built shrine (to which a divided tutelary deity has just been transferred)
hiragana
わかみや

drawing of kanji

若宮

reading of kanji

waka miya

meaning of kanji

  • taking over (e.g. store or family’s headship)
  • subrogation
  • substitution of one person for another (usu. a creditor)
hiragana
だいがわり

drawing of kanji

代替わり

reading of kanji

dai gawari

meaning of kanji

  • branch family
  • cadet family
  • establishing a branch family
hiragana
ぶんけ

drawing of kanji

分家

reading of kanji

bun ke

meaning of kanji

  • distinguished family
  • noted family
  • noble family
  • family status in the Imperial Court
  • master (of a craft)
  • expert
hiragana
めいか

drawing of kanji

名家

reading of kanji

mei ka

meaning of kanji

  • family crest
hiragana
かもん

drawing of kanji

家紋

reading of kanji

kamo n

meaning of kanji

  • headship of a family
  • family property
hiragana
あとめ

drawing of kanji

跡目

reading of kanji

a tome

meaning of kanji

  • (sheet) music
  • (musical) note
  • (musical) score
  • genealogy
  • family tree
  • record of a game of go, shogi, chess, etc.
hiragana

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

hu

meaning of kanji

  • betrothal
  • wedding
  • marriage into a family
  • matrimonial alliance
  • adoption
hiragana
えんぐみ

drawing of kanji

縁組

reading of kanji

en gu mi

meaning of kanji

  • family court
hiragana
かていさいばんしょ

drawing of kanji

家庭裁判所

reading of kanji

kate i sa iban syo

meaning of kanji

  • social standing of a family
  • lineage
  • parentage
  • pedigree
  • good family
hiragana
いえがら

drawing of kanji

家柄

reading of kanji

ie gara

meaning of kanji

  • family tree
  • pedigree
  • genealogy
hiragana
けいず

drawing of kanji

系図

reading of kanji

kei zu

meaning of kanji

  • family positioned to accede to the shogunate
hiragana
しょうぐんけ

drawing of kanji

将軍家

reading of kanji

syou gun ke

meaning of kanji

  • party (of people)
  • set (of people)
  • clan
  • family
  • fellow
hiragana
やから

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

yakara

meaning of kanji

  • a family system
hiragana
かぞくせいど

drawing of kanji

家族制度

reading of kanji

kazoku sei do

meaning of kanji

  • entry in family register
hiragana
にゅうせき

drawing of kanji

入籍

reading of kanji

ni xyu u seki

meaning of kanji

  • father’s side of family
  • paternal (grandfather, uncle, etc.)
hiragana
ちちかた

drawing of kanji

父方

reading of kanji

ti tika ta

meaning of kanji

  • lineage
  • pedigree
  • family line
hiragana
いえすじ

drawing of kanji

家筋

reading of kanji

ie suzi

meaning of kanji

  • race
  • tribe
  • ethnic group
  • species
  • genus
  • family
  • stellar population (i.e. population I, II and III)
hiragana
しゅぞく

drawing of kanji

種族

reading of kanji

si xyu zo ku

meaning of kanji

  • Buddhist family chapel
  • altar room
hiragana
ぶつま

drawing of kanji

仏間

reading of kanji

butu ma

meaning of kanji

  • patriarch
  • head of a family
hiragana
ぞくちょう

drawing of kanji

族長

reading of kanji

zo ku tyou

meaning of kanji

  • palm tree (any tree of family Arecaceae)
hiragana
やし

drawing of kanji

椰子

reading of kanji

yasi

meaning of kanji

  • family a woman has married into
hiragana
とつぎさき

drawing of kanji

嫁ぎ先

reading of kanji

to tugi saki

meaning of kanji

  • to marry (of a woman)
  • to become a bride
  • to marry into (a family)
  • to have sexual intercourse
hiragana
とつぐ

drawing of kanji

嫁ぐ

reading of kanji

to tugu

meaning of kanji

  • one’s family temple
  • temple with one’s family grave
hiragana
ぼだいじ

drawing of kanji

菩提寺

reading of kanji

bodai zi

meaning of kanji

  • townhouse (i.e. house in the middle of a town)
  • traditional townhouse
  • tradesman’s house (esp. a home with a shop in front)
  • merchant’s house
  • merchant’s family
hiragana
まちや

drawing of kanji

町家

reading of kanji

mati ya

meaning of kanji

  • family name
  • house name
  • family honour
  • family honor
hiragana
かめい

drawing of kanji

家名

reading of kanji

kame i

meaning of kanji

  • to feed (e.g. an animal on oats)
  • to let eat
  • to serve (e.g. in a restaurant)
  • to force to eat
  • to support (e.g. a family)
  • to provide for
  • to keep
  • to inflict (damage)
  • to deal (e.g. a blow)
  • to administer
  • to deceive
  • to cheat
  • to trick
hiragana
くわす

drawing of kanji

食わす

reading of kanji

kuwa su

meaning of kanji

  • son of a distinguished family
  • son of a noble
hiragana
おんぞうし

drawing of kanji

御曹司

reading of kanji

on zou si

meaning of kanji

  • family doctor
hiragana
かていい

drawing of kanji

家庭医

reading of kanji

kate ii

meaning of kanji

  • family headship
  • inheritance
hiragana
かとく

drawing of kanji

家督

reading of kanji

ka toku

meaning of kanji

  • young nobleman
  • scion of a noble family
  • princely young man
  • man with an aristocratic air
hiragana
きこうし

drawing of kanji

貴公子

reading of kanji

kiko u si

meaning of kanji

  • zigzag-shaped paper streamer often used to adorn Shinto-related objects
  • hornbeam (deciduous tree in the birch family)
hiragana
しで

drawing of kanji

四手

reading of kanji

side

meaning of kanji

  • passion
  • sexual desire
  • lust
  • attachment (esp. to one’s family or a member of the opposite sex)
hiragana
あいよく

drawing of kanji

愛欲

reading of kanji

ai yoku
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