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

15 strokes
Radical:
cart, car
Parts:
Variants:
comrade, fellow, people, companions
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1365 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 輩 【ハイ】 group, gang, bunch
  • 輩出 【ハイシュツ】 producing (people) in great numbers, appearing one after the other
  • 軽輩 【ケイハイ】 underling
  • 儕輩 【サイハイ】 colleagues, fellows

Kun reading compounds

  • 輩 【やから】 party (of people), set (of people), clan, family, fellow
  • 不逞の輩 【ふていのやから】 lawless people, gang, malcontents, recalcitrants
  • 輩 【ともがら】 comrade, fellow

Readings

Chinese:
bei4
Korean:
bae

Spanish

  • camarada
  • compañero
  • colega
  • sucesivamente

Portuguese

  • camarada
  • companheiro
  • colega
  • pessoas

French

  • camarade
  • gens
  • compagnons
1688 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1544 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5086 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1451 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1801 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1037 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1078 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1166 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1780 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3482 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1795 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2444 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1652 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38398 Morohashi
2807 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5971 New Nelson (John Haig)
1637 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1765 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1808 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1255 2001 Kanji
7c8.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-7 SKIP code
1150.6 Four corner code
1-39-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8f29 Unicode hex code