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
  • 先月 【センゲツ】 last month
  • 優先 【ユウセン】 preference, priority, precedence
  • 率先 【ソッセン】 taking the initiative

Kun reading compounds

  • 先 【さき】 point, tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, first, before, ahead (of), (the way) ahead, beyond, future, previous, prior, former, recent, last, destination, rest (e.g. of a story), continuation, remaining part, the other party
  • 先ほど 【さきほど】 a short while ago, a moment ago, just now, some time ago
  • この先 【このさき】 beyond this point, ahead, from now on, after this, in the future
  • 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
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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

13 strokes
Radical:
ear
Parts:
Variants:
holy, saint, sage, master, priest
Kun:
ひじり
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1165 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 聖 【セイ】 Saint, St., S., sacred, holy, pure
  • 聖書 【セイショ】 Bible, the Scriptures, Holy Writ
  • 棋聖 【キセイ】 great master of go, great master of shogi
  • 亜聖 【アセイ】 sage of the second order
  • 精霊 【ショウリョウ】 spirit of the deceased
  • 聖者 【セイジャ】 saint
  • 大聖 【ダイショウ】 Buddha, high-ranked bodhisattva
  • 仏餉 【ブッショウ】 rice offered to Buddha

Kun reading compounds

  • 聖 【ひじり】 highly virtuous monk, monk, Buddhist solitary, Buddhist missionary, saint (i.e. a virtuous person), emperor, master, expert
  • 聖柄 【ひじりづか】 sword hilt shaped similar to the handle of a vajra, plain, wooden sword hilt (as opposed to those wrapped in sharkskin)
  • 高野聖 【こうやひじり】 Mount Kōya missionary (usu. low-ranking monk), Lethocerus deyrollei (species of giant water bug)

Readings

Japanese names:
きよ、 さと、 さとし、 せ、 たか、 ただ、 ひろ、 まさ、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sheng4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • santo
  • sagrado
  • sabio
  • relacionado con cristianismo

Portuguese

  • santo
  • sagrado
  • sábio
  • mestre
  • padre

French

  • saint
  • sage
  • maître
  • prêtre
824 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
922 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
911 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1306 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2960 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
663 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1663 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2030 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
674 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
686 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
580 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1583 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3509 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1812 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2464 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
833 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29074P Morohashi
2830 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4727 New Nelson (John Haig)
825 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
888 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
962 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3272 2001 Kanji
4f9.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-4 SKIP code
1610.4 Four corner code
1-32-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8056 Unicode hex code