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), firstly, to start with, above all, probably, almost (certainly), hardly, practically, more or less, anyway, at any rate, for now (at least), for the time being
  • 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

11 strokes (also 10)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
week
On:
シュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
540 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 週 【シュウ】 week
  • 週明け 【シュウアケ】 beginning of next week (usu. Monday), early next week
  • 前週 【ゼンシュウ】 last week, the week before
  • 隔週 【カクシュウ】 every other week, every two weeks

Readings

Chinese:
zhou1
Korean:
ju

Spanish

  • semana

Portuguese

  • semana

French

  • semaine
242 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
157 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
308 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
438 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4707 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
188 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
92 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
92 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
92 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
163 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
701 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3874 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1992 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
324 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38937P Morohashi
3122 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6070 New Nelson (John Haig)
318 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
340 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
206 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3649 2001 Kanji
2q8.7 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-8 SKIP code
3730.2 Four corner code
29-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9031 Unicode hex code