Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
thong, beginning, inception, end, cord, strap, mental or emotional state
Kun:
いとぐち
On:
ショチョ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
952 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 緒 【ショ】 beginning, inception
  • 緒戦 【ショセン】 beginning of hostilities, beginning of competition
  • 端緒 【タンショ】 start, beginning, first step, clue
  • 由緒 【ユイショ】 history, pedigree, lineage
  • 緒 【ショ】 beginning, inception
  • 緒戦 【ショセン】 beginning of hostilities, beginning of competition
  • 端緒 【タンショ】 start, beginning, first step, clue
  • 下町情緒 【シタマチジョウチョ】 the friendly atmosphere of the traditional commercial and working-class neighborhoods

Kun reading compounds

  • 緒 【お】 cord, strap, thong, string (of a musical instrument, bow, etc.)
  • 緒締め 【おじめ】 string-fastener, drawstring on pouch or purse (handbag)
  • 下緒 【さげお】 cord for attaching a sword scabbard tightly to the obi, sword strap, sword knot
  • 筈緒 【はずお】 hemp rope fastened from the bow of a Japanese ship to the tip of the mast
  • 糸口 【いとぐち】 thread end, beginning, clue
  • 糸口を開く 【いとぐちをひらく】 to find a clue, to make a beginning

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
xu4
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • principio
  • comienzo
  • hilo
  • cordón
  • cuerda de instrumento musical

Portuguese

  • faixa
  • começo
  • início
  • fim
  • corda
  • correia

French

  • bout
  • début
  • fin
  • lanière
  • corde
  • sangle
1382 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1296 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3557 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
949 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
825 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2537 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
862 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
881 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1033 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1542 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1742 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
935 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1260 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1356 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27632 Morohashi
1378 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4521 New Nelson (John Haig)
1344 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1444 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1724 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2778 2001 Kanji
6a8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-8 SKIP code
2496.0 Four corner code
29-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7dd2 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
square
Parts:
direction, person, alternative
Kun:
かた-かた-がた
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
46 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 方 【ホウ】 direction, way, side, area (in a particular direction), side (of an argument, etc.), one's part, type, category, field (of study, etc.), indicates one side of a comparison, way, method, manner, means, length (of each side of a square)
  • 方言 【ホウゲン】 dialect
  • 途方 【トホウ】 way, destination, reason
  • 右方 【ウホウ】 right side, style of Japanese court music

Kun reading compounds

  • 方 【かた】 direction, way, person, lady, gentleman, method of, manner of, way of, care of ..., person in charge of ..., side (e.g. "on my mother's side")
  • 方々 【かたがた】 they (of people), gentlemen (of the ...), you (usu. plural), various
  • 親方 【おやかた】 master, boss, chief, foreman, supervisor, stable master, craftsman, artisan, foster parent
  • 出方 【でかた】 attitude, approach, move, theater usher, theatre usher

Readings

Japanese names:
から、 な、 なた、 ふさ、 まさ、 みち、 も、 わ
Chinese:
fang1
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • dirección
  • lado
  • cuadrado
  • método
  • manera
  • persona
  • forma de hacer

Portuguese

  • direção
  • pessoa
  • alternativa

French

  • direction
  • personne
  • alternative
138 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
223 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
204 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
28 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2082 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
26 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
182 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
85 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
70 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
70 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
43 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
957 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2459 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1243 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1709 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
501 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13620 Morohashi
1963 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2389 New Nelson (John Haig)
490 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
529 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
25 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
102 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
445 2001 Kanji
4h0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
3-3-1 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
42-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65b9 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
rice
Parts:
refined, ghost, fairy, energy, vitality, semen, excellence, purity, skill
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
752 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 精 【セイ】 spirit, sprite, nymph, energy, vigor (vigour), strength, fine details, semen
  • 精鋭 【セイエイ】 elite, best, pick, cream of the crop
  • 体外受精 【タイガイジュセイ】 in vitro fertilization, in vitro fertilisation
  • 受精 【ジュセイ】 fertilization, fertilisation, impregnation, pollination
  • 精霊 【ショウリョウ】 spirit of the deceased
  • 精進 【ショウジン】 concentration, diligence, devotion, asceticism, zeal in one's quest for enlightenment, adherence to a vegetarian diet
  • 無精 【ブショウ】 indolence, laziness, sloth
  • 水晶 【スイショウ】 (rock) crystal, high purity quartz

Kun reading compounds

  • 精げる 【しらげる】 to polish (rice), to refine, to purify
  • 詳しい 【くわしい】 detailed, full, accurate, knowing very well, well-acquainted, well-informed

Readings

Japanese names:
きよ
Chinese:
jing1
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • refinar
  • purificar
  • preciso
  • detallado
  • vigor
  • energía
  • espíritu
  • esencia

Portuguese

  • refinado
  • fantasma
  • fada
  • energia
  • vitalidade
  • sêmen
  • excelência
  • pureza
  • habilidade

French

  • raffiné
  • fantôme
  • féérique
  • énergie
  • vitalité
  • sperme
  • excellence
  • pureté
  • habileté
647 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
748 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
725 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
672 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3480 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
457 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
806 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2131 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
659 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
670 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
877 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1500 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1729 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
924 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1248 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1549 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
26997P Morohashi
1366 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4411 New Nelson (John Haig)
1535 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1655 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
439 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
792 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1046 2001 Kanji
6b8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-8 SKIP code
9592.7 Four corner code
32-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7cbe Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
lack, yawn
Parts:
next, order, sequence
Kun:
つ.ぐつぎ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
222 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 次 【ジ】 next, hypo- (i.e. containing an element with low valence), order, sequence, time, times
  • 次回 【ジカイ】 next time (occasion)
  • 三次 【サンジ】 three times, cubic
  • 数次 【スウジ】 number of times
  • 次第に 【シダイニ】 gradually (progress into a state), in sequence, in order, in turn
  • 次第 【シダイ】 depending on, as soon as, immediately (upon), in accordance with, order, program, programme, precedence, circumstances, course of events, reason
  • 路次 【ロジ】 way, path, route, along the way, along the road

Kun reading compounds

  • 次ぐ 【つぐ】 to rank next to, to come after
  • 次ぐ身 【つぐみ】 next in line, heir
  • 次 【つぎ】 next, following, subsequent, stage, station
  • 次々 【つぎつぎ】 in succession, one by one
  • 取次 【とりつぎ】 agency, commission, distributor, intermediation, reception (of guests), conveyance (of messages)
  • 中継ぎ 【なかつぎ】 joining, joint, intermediation, acting as an intermediary, relaying, taking over, middle relief pitcher, middle reliever, pole-shaped item with a join in the middle, tea container with a lid that is the same size as the body

Readings

Japanese names:
き、 すき、 つぐ、 よし
Chinese:
ci4
Korean:
cha

Spanish

  • siguiente
  • seguir

Portuguese

  • próximo
  • pedido
  • seqüência

French

  • suivant
  • ordre
  • successivement
227 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
308 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
292 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
235 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
638 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
239 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
648 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
226 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
384 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
385 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
660 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1120 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
58 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
38 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
39 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
482 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15992P Morohashi
54 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2929 New Nelson (John Haig)
471 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
510 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
150 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
268 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
362 2001 Kanji
2b4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-4 SKIP code
3718.2 Four corner code
28-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b21 Unicode hex code