Jisho

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2 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
sword, saber, knife
Kun:
かたなそり
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N1
1794 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 刀 【カタナ】 sword (esp. Japanese single-edged), katana, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China)
  • 刀剣 【トウケン】 sword, dagger, knife, bayonet
  • 小刀 【コガタナ】 (small) knife, short sword, small sword
  • 太刀 【タチ】 long sword (esp. the tachi, worn on the hip edge down by samurai), large sword, straight single-edged Japanese sword (from the mid-Heian period or earlier), guandao, Chinese glaive

Kun reading compounds

  • 刀 【かたな】 sword (esp. Japanese single-edged), katana, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China)
  • 刀折れ矢尽きて 【かたなおれやつきて】 having exhausted every available means, having broken one's sword and exhausted one's arrows
  • 一刀 【いっとう】 sword, blade, single stroke
  • 返す刀 【かえすかたな】 attacking one opponent then immediately attacking another
  • 剃刀 【かみそり】 razor
  • オッカムの剃刀 【オッカムのかみそり】 Occam's razor, Ockham's razor

Readings

Japanese names:
き、 ち、 と、 わき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dao1
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • espada

Portuguese

  • espada
  • sabre
  • faca

French

  • épée
  • sabre
  • couteau
289 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
198 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
181 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1494 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
665 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
34 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1088 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
12 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
37 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
37 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
441 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
177 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3642 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2534 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
84 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1845 Morohashi
2926 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
448 New Nelson (John Haig)
83 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
87 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
81 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3545 2001 Kanji
2f0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-1-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1722.0 Four corner code
1-37-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5200 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
sabre, sword, blade, clock hand
Kun:
つるぎ
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1305 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 剣 【ケン】 sword (esp. a large, double-edged one), blade, bayonet, swordsmanship, stinger, ovipositor, dart
  • 剣士 【ケンシ】 swordsman, swordswoman, fencer
  • 銃剣 【ジュウケン】 bayonet, guns and swords
  • 刀剣 【トウケン】 sword, dagger, knife, bayonet

Kun reading compounds

  • 剣 【けん】 sword (esp. a large, double-edged one), blade, bayonet, swordsmanship, stinger, ovipositor, dart
  • 剣の山 【つるぎのやま】 mountain of swords, mountain in hell covered in swords (with their tips pointing upward)
  • 月の剣 【つきのつるぎ】 new moon, crescent moon
  • 草薙の剣 【くさなぎのつるぎ】 Kusanagi no Tsurugi (alternate name for Ama-no-Murakumo no Tsurugi; the sword of the Imperial regalia), grass-mowing sword

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian4
Korean:
geom

Spanish

  • sable
  • espada
  • hoja de espada

Portuguese

  • sabre
  • espada
  • lâmina
  • ponteiro de relógio

French

  • sabre
  • épée
  • lame
  • aiguille de montre
1214 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1248 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
696 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1436 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1095 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1151 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
879 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
900 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
791 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
198 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2104 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1096 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1493 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1687 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2076 Morohashi
1672 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
498 New Nelson (John Haig)
1671 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1801 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1310 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2843 2001 Kanji
2f8.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-2 SKIP code
8250.0 Four corner code
1-23-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5263 Unicode hex code