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

6 strokes
Radical:
box
Parts:
Variants:
artisan, workman, carpenter
Kun:
たくみ
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1718 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 匠 【ショウ】 craftsman, artisan, carpenter, (skilled) workman
  • 匠気 【ショウキ】 affectation, desire to be impressive
  • 師匠 【シショウ】 master, teacher, stable master
  • 意匠 【イショウ】 design

Kun reading compounds

  • 匠 【たくみ】 craftsman, artisan, workman, carpenter, craft, craftsmanship, skill, dexterity, design, plot, scheme, artifice, trick
  • 飛騨の匠 【ひだのたくみ】 historical system whereby the Hida region provided the central government 10 carpenters per village in place of taxes

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiang4
Korean:
jang

Spanish

  • artesano
  • trabajador

Portuguese

  • artesão
  • carpinteiro

French

  • artisan
  • ouvrier
  • charpentier
1388 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1491 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
761 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1532 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1107 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
503 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1359 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1443 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1715 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
236 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3711 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1900 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2581 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1709 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2605 Morohashi
2990 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
588 New Nelson (John Haig)
1693 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1828 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1063 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3475 2001 Kanji
2t4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-4 SKIP code
7171.2 Four corner code
1-30-2 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5320 Unicode hex code