Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
second 乛 (乙, ⺄, 乚)
Parts:
Variants:
tortoise, turtle
Kun:
かめ
On:
キュウキン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1353 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 亀裂 【キレツ】 crack, crevice, fissure, chap, rift
  • 亀甲 【キッコウ】 tortoise shell
  • 霊亀 【レイキ】 mysterious turtle (an omen of good luck), Reiki era (715.9.2-717.11.17)
  • 宝亀 【ホウキ】 Hōki era (770.10.1-781.1.1)

Kun reading compounds

  • 亀 【かめ】 tortoise, turtle, heavy drinker, turtle crest, turtle mon
  • 亀の甲 【かめのこう】 tortoise shell
  • お亀 【おかめ】 homely woman (esp. one with a small low nose, high flat forehead, and bulging cheeks), plain woman, soba in soup with slices of boiled fish paste, shiitake mushrooms, greens, seaweed, etc.
  • 出歯亀 【でばかめ】 voyeur, Peeping Tom

Readings

Japanese names:
ひさ、 ひさし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gui1, jun1, qiu1
Korean:
gwi, gyun

Spanish

  • tortuga

Portuguese

French

  • tortue
1288 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5445 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1921 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1531 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2284 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1889 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2637 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1346 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1826 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
540 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
210 Morohashi
2128 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
62 New Nelson (John Haig)
534 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
573 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2n9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-9 SKIP code
4-11-4 SKIP code
2771.6 Four corner code
1-21-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e80 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
head, counter for large animals
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
433 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭取 【トウドリ】 (bank) president, greenroom manager (in a theater)
  • 先頭 【セントウ】 head (of a line, group, etc.), front, lead, forefront, vanguard
  • 没頭 【ボットウ】 immersing oneself in, being absorbed in, devoting oneself to, giving oneself up entirely to
  • 頭 【ズ】 head
  • 頭痛 【ズツウ】 headache
  • 馬頭 【メズ】 horse-headed demon (in hell)
  • 竜頭 【リュウズ】 crown (of a watch), stem, cannon (of a bell), something in the shape of a dragon's head (esp. a helmet crest)
  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭取 【トウドリ】 (bank) president, greenroom manager (in a theater)
  • 鳥兜 【トリカブト】 aconite (esp. species Aconitum japonicum), wolfsbane, monkshood, traditional bugaku hat

Kun reading compounds

  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, down payment, deposit, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭打ち 【あたまうち】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 石頭 【いしあたま】 obstinate person, stubbornness, pigheadedness, hard head (like a rock)
  • ごま塩頭 【ごましおあたま】 salt and pepper hair, dark hair streaked with gray
  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, down payment, deposit, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭文字 【かしらもじ】 first letter of a word, capital letter (at the start of a word or sentence), initials (of one's name)
  • 鯛の尾より鰯の頭 【たいのおよりいわしのかしら】 better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
  • め組の頭 【めぐみのかしら】 fire brigade chief (in Edo), chief fireman
  • 頭 【こうべ】 head
  • 頭を振る 【かぶりをふる】 to shake one's head (in denial)

Readings

Japanese names:
かみ、 がみ、 ちゃん、 つむり、 づ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tou2, tou5
Korean:
du

Spanish

  • cabeza
  • principio
  • delantera

Portuguese

  • cabeça
  • sufixo para contagem de animais grandes

French

  • tête
  • compteur de gros animaux
294 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
186 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
386 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4469 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
519 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
275 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2504 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
276 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
276 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
166 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1889 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2019 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1073 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1453 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43490 Morohashi
1604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6639 New Nelson (John Haig)
1441 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1549 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
234 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
238 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3061 2001 Kanji
9a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
1118.6 Four corner code
1-38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
ball, sphere
Kun:
たま
On:
キュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
302 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 球 【キュウ】 sphere, globe, ball, bulb, ball, sphere, counter for pitches
  • 球技 【キュウギ】 ball game (e.g. baseball, tennis, soccer), billiards
  • 打球 【ダキュウ】 hitting (a ball with a bat, racket, golf club, etc.), batting, batted ball, struck ball
  • 投球 【トウキュウ】 pitching, throwing a ball, bowling (in cricket), pitched ball

Kun reading compounds

  • 玉 【たま】 ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet, ball (in sports), pile (of noodles, etc.), bullet, bulb (i.e. a light bulb), lens (of glasses, etc.), bead (of an abacus), ball (i.e. a testicle), gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl, female entertainer (e.g. a geisha), person (when commenting on their nature), character, item, funds or person used as part of a plot, egg, okonomiyaki, coin, precious, beautiful, excellent
  • 玉突き 【たまつき】 billiards, pool, serial collisions (of cars)
  • 電気の球 【でんきのたま】 electric (light) bulb

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qiu2
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • pelota
  • esfera

Portuguese

  • bola
  • esfera

French

  • balle
  • sphère
188 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
275 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
257 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
379 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2941 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
845 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
736 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1359 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.7 Japanese for Busy People
726 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
739 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
935 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1319 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1219 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
658 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
880 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
944 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21011 Morohashi
969 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3643 New Nelson (John Haig)
935 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1005 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
370 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3142 2001 Kanji
4f7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
1313.2 Four corner code
1-21-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7403 Unicode hex code