Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
ancestor, pioneer, founder
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
1226 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 祖 【ソ】 ancestor, forefather, progenitor
  • 祖国愛 【ソコクアイ】 patriotism
  • 元祖 【ガンソ】 originator, founder, pioneer, inventor
  • 教祖 【キョウソ】 founder of a religious sect

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
zu3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • antepasado
  • pionero
  • fundador

Portuguese

  • antecessor
  • pioneiro
  • fundador

French

  • ancêtre
  • pionnier
  • fondateur
657 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
758 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
736 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1325 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3243 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
540 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
772 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
850 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
622 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
632 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
824 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1423 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1145 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
617 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
823 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1795 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24664P Morohashi
914 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4083 New Nelson (John Haig)
1779 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1918 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
701 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
673 2001 Kanji
4e5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
3721.0 Four corner code
33-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7956 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
mother, do not 毋 (母, ⺟)
Parts:
mother
Kun:
はは
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
570 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 母校 【ボコウ】 alma mater
  • 母国 【ボコク】 one's homeland
  • 保母 【ホボ】 day-care worker in a kindergarten, nursery school, etc.
  • 分母 【ブンボ】 denominator

Kun reading compounds

  • 母 【はは】 mother
  • 母親 【ははおや】 mother
  • 必要は発明の母 【ひつようははつめいのはは】 necessity is the mother of invention
  • 義理の母 【ぎりのはは】 mother-in-law, foster mother, stepmother
  • 母屋 【もや】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline, main building (of a manor), central room (in traditional palatial-style architecture)
  • 母屋桁 【もやげた】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline
  • 雲母 【うんも】 mica, isinglass
  • 乳母 【うば】 wet nurse, nursing mother

Readings

Chinese:
mu3
Korean:
mo

Spanish

  • madre
  • base
  • cimientos

Portuguese

  • mãe
  • materno

French

  • maman
  • mère
137 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
222 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
203 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
554 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2466 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
89 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
65 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
326 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
112 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
112 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
74 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4287 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2917 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
102 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16723 Morohashi
3475 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3005 New Nelson (John Haig)
101 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
105 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
317 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
114 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3647 2001 Kanji
0a5.36 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-1 SKIP code
7750.0 Four corner code
42-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bcd Unicode hex code