Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Kun:
さきま.ず
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
173 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 先 【セン】 former, previous, old, first move (in go, shogi, etc.), opening move
  • 先駆 【センク】 forerunner, precursor, pioneer, leader, outrider, outriding
  • 機先 【キセン】 forestall
  • 互先 【タガイセン】 even game (esp. in go)

Kun reading compounds

  • 先 【さき】 previous, prior, former, first, earlier, some time ago, preceding, point (e.g. pencil), tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, ahead, the other side, the future, hereafter, destination, the other party
  • 先行き 【さきゆき】 the future, future prospects
  • 小手先 【こてさき】 tip of the hand, (use of) one's hands, cheap trick, superficial wit, superficial cleverness, cheap, makeshift (e.g. measures), shortsighted, perfunctory, halfhearted
  • 矛先 【ほこさき】 point of spear, spearhead, brunt, aim of attack, force of argument
  • 先ず 【まず】 first (of all), firstly, to begin with, before anything else, probably, most likely, almost certainly, virtually, more or less (satisfactory), on the whole, reasonably, anyway, at any rate, for now (at least), for the time being
  • まず第一に 【まずだいいちに】 first of all, in the first place, to begin with, for starters

Readings

Japanese names:
ぽん
Chinese:
xian1
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • antes
  • adelante
  • previo
  • precedencia
  • extremo
  • punta
  • final
  • anterior

Portuguese

  • antes
  • prévio
  • na frente
  • futuro
  • precedência

French

  • avant
  • devant
  • précédent
  • futur
  • antériorité
33 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
49 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
201 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
571 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
65 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
16 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
280 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
50 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
50 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
48 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
145 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3046 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1552 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2123 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
254 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1349 Morohashi
2394 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 New Nelson (John Haig)
248 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
263 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
115 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
54 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2457 2001 Kanji
3b3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2421.1 Four corner code
1-32-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5148 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
go
Parts:
Variants:
unusual, change, strange
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
238 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 変 【ヘン】 strange, odd, peculiar, weird, curious, queer, eccentric, funny, suspicious, fishy, unexpected, change, incident, disturbance, disaster, accident, flat
  • 変化 【ヘンカ】 change, variation, alteration, mutation, transition, transformation, transfiguration, metamorphosis, variety, diversity, inflection, declension, conjugation, sidestepping
  • 政変 【セイヘン】 political disturbance, political change, change of government, political upheaval, overthrowing of a government, coup d'état, coup, revolution
  • 異変 【イヘン】 unusual event, strange occurrence, strange phenomenon, something abnormal, change (for the worse), accident, disaster

Kun reading compounds

  • 変わる 【かわる】 to change, to be transformed, to be altered, to vary, to move to, to be different, to be uncommon, to be unusual
  • 変わり 【かわり】 change, alteration, difference, distinction, something wrong, abnormality, unusual event, accident, incident
  • 変わり種 【かわりだね】 something out of the ordinary, variant, variety, exception, novelty, person with an unusual character or background, unique figure, exceptional type, eccentric, oddball
  • 変える 【かえる】 to change, to alter, to transform, to convert, to turn, to vary, to reform, to revise, to amend

Readings

Chinese:
bian4
Korean:
byeon

Spanish

  • inusual
  • extraño
  • cambio
  • cambiar
  • alterar
  • modificar

Portuguese

  • raro
  • mudança
  • estranhar

French

  • insolite
  • étrange
  • changer
509 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
609 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
581 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
324 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
306 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
191 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
443 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
970 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
257 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
257 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
222 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
401 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2569 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1311 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1782 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1761 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5703 Morohashi
2069 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1119 New Nelson (John Haig)
1745 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1882 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
254 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
532 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
467 2001 Kanji
2j7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-6-3 SKIP code
0024.7 Four corner code
0040.7 Four corner code
1-42-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5909 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
grow late, night watch, sit up late, of course, renew, renovate, again, more and more, further
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
861 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 更 【コウ】 one-fifth of the night (approx. 2 hours)
  • 更改 【コウカイ】 renewal, extension, revision
  • 中更 【チュウコウ】 middle watch, 12 midnight-2am
  • 五更 【ゴコウ】 the five night watches, fifth watch of the night (approx. 3am to 5am)

Kun reading compounds

  • 新 【さら】 new, unused, new, obvious, natural
  • 更に 【さらに】 furthermore, again, after all, more and more, moreover, even more
  • 殊更 【ことさら】 intentionally, deliberately, designedly, on purpose, especially, particularly
  • 更々 【さらさら】 (not) at all, (not) in the least, (none) whatsoever
  • 更に 【さらに】 furthermore, again, after all, more and more, moreover, even more
  • さらに困ったことに 【さらにこまったことに】 to make matters worse
  • 更ける 【ふける】 to get late, to advance, to wear on
  • 更かす 【ふかす】 to sit up late

Readings

Chinese:
geng4, geng1
Korean:
gyeong, gaeng

Spanish

  • renovar
  • cambiar
  • caer la noche
  • de nuevo
  • aún

Portuguese

  • ficar atrasado
  • horário noturno
  • certamente

French

  • se faire tard
  • veiller
  • de plus
  • bien sûr
1248 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
978 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
42 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1311 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
610 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
528 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1008 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1045 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1076 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
997 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4355 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2205 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2967 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
701 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14283 Morohashi
3541 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2422 New Nelson (John Haig)
694 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
749 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1133 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3166 2001 Kanji
0a7.12 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-1 SKIP code
1054.6 Four corner code
1050.6 Four corner code
1-25-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f4 Unicode hex code