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:
work
Parts:
distinction, difference, variation, discrepancy, margin, balance
Kun:
さ.すさ.し
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
449 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 差 【サ】 difference, variation, difference
  • 差し 【サシ】 between (e.g. two people), face to face, hindrance, impediment, arrhythmic section of recitative in noh music, playing with only 2 players, prefix used for stress or emphasis, counter for traditional dance songs
  • 落差 【ラクサ】 difference in elevation (between two points in a body of water), head, drop (e.g. of a waterfall), fall distance, difference, gap
  • 賃金格差 【チンギンカクサ】 wage differential

Kun reading compounds

  • 差す 【さす】 to shine, to be visible, to be tinged with, to rise (of water levels), to flow in, to be felt (i.e. as an emotion), to come over one, to hold up (an umbrella, etc.), to put up, to raise, to extend one's arm straight ahead (in dance), to insert, to put in, to wear (a sword) in one's belt, to wear at one's side, to carry under one's arm, to insert one's arm under an opponent's arm, to pole (a boat), to pour, to add (liquid), to serve (drinks), to put on (lipstick, etc.), to apply, to colour, to dye, to light (a fire), to burn, to shut, to close, to lock, to fasten, to stop in the midst of, to leave undone
  • 差し 【さし】 between (e.g. two people), face to face, hindrance, impediment, arrhythmic section of recitative in noh music, playing with only 2 players, prefix used for stress or emphasis, counter for traditional dance songs
  • 尺 【さし】 ruler, measure
  • 旗指 【はたさし】 samurai who carries his general's banner while riding into battle, small war flag attached to the back of one's armour during battle
  • 一差し 【ひとさし】 one dance, one game (e.g. of shogi)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chai1, cha1, cha4, ci1
Korean:
cha, chi

Spanish

  • distinción
  • diferencia
  • remanente
  • poner
  • echar
  • verter

Portuguese

  • distinção
  • diferença
  • variação
  • discrepancia
  • margem
  • equilíbrio

French

  • différence
  • distinction (entre)
  • variation
  • divergence
  • marge
  • balance
399 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
508 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
482 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
614 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3662 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
662 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
492 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1164 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
658 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
669 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
674 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
553 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4104 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2082 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2821 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
560 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8732 Morohashi
3311 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1537 New Nelson (John Haig)
554 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
593 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
544 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
972 2001 Kanji
2o8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-7-3 SKIP code
2-6-4 SKIP code
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-3-7 SKIP code
8021.1 Four corner code
1-26-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5dee Unicode hex code