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, pioneer, precursor, herald, outrider, pilot car
  • 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 one's hand, cheap trick, superficial wit, superficial cleverness, lukewarm, cheap, perfunctory, makeshift, shortsighted
  • 矛先 【ほこさき】 point of spear, spearhead, brunt, aim of attack, force of argument
  • 先ず 【まず】 first (of all), to start with, about, almost, anyway, well, now, hardly (with neg. verb)
  • 先ず無い 【まずない】 seldom, rarely, scarcely

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
32-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5148 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
heavens, sky, imperial
Kun:
あまつあめあま-
On:
テン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
512 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 天 【テン】 sky, heaven, svarga (heaven-like realm visited as a stage of death and rebirth), deva (divine being of Buddhism)
  • 天下 【テンカ】 the whole world, the whole country, society, the public, supremacy over a nation, government of a country, the ruling power, having one's own way, doing as one pleases, peerless, incomparable, superlative, world-famous, shogun (Edo period)
  • 炎天 【エンテン】 blazing heat, scorching sun
  • 楽天 【ラクテン】 optimism

Kun reading compounds

  • 天津 【あまつ】 heavenly, imperial
  • 天津乙女 【あまつおとめ】 celestial maiden
  • 天 【てん】 sky, heaven, svarga (heaven-like realm visited as a stage of death and rebirth), deva (divine being of Buddhism)
  • 天地 【てんち】 heaven and earth, the universe, nature, top and bottom, realm, sphere, world, top and bottom, gods of heaven and earth

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あも、 た、 たかし、 て、 なま
Chinese:
tian1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • paraíso
  • cielo
  • imperial

Portuguese

  • paraíso
  • ceú
  • imperiais

French

  • cieux
  • ciel
  • impérial
119 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
67 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
58 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
364 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
16 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
78 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
41 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
93 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
141 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
141 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
462 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
410 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4250 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2148 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2898 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
435 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5833 Morohashi
3442 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1138 New Nelson (John Haig)
428 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
457 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
277 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
34 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3163 2001 Kanji
0a4.21 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-1 SKIP code
1043.0 Four corner code
37-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5929 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
white
Parts:
bull's eye, mark, target, object, adjective ending
Kun:
まと
On:
テキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
105 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 的 【テキ】 -like, typical
  • 的確 【テキカク】 precise, accurate, appropriate, exactly the right
  • 公的 【コウテキ】 public, official
  • 人為的 【ジンイテキ】 artificial, unnatural, human-caused (e.g. mistake, error, disaster), man-made

Kun reading compounds

  • 的 【まと】 mark, target
  • 的外れ 【まとはずれ】 off the mark, off base, misdirected, irrelevant
  • 憧れの的 【あこがれのまと】 object of adoration, longing
  • 小的 【こまと】 small mark, small target

Readings

Japanese names:
いくは、 ゆくは
Chinese:
de5, di2, di4
Korean:
jeog

Spanish

  • objetivo
  • propósito
  • sufijo para formar adjetivos

Portuguese

  • Centro do alvo
  • marca
  • alvo
  • objeto

French

  • cible
  • but
  • objectif
  • terminaison d'adjectif
478 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
578 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
551 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
39 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3097 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
372 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
753 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
635 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.20 Japanese for Busy People
210 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
210 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
380 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1364 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1444 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
767 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
69 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22692 Morohashi
1125 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3867 New Nelson (John Haig)
69 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
73 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
7 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
511 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
852 2001 Kanji
4c4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-3 SKIP code
2762.0 Four corner code
37-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7684 Unicode hex code