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

5 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
linen, cloth, spread, distribute
Kun:
ぬのし.くきれ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
877 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 布 【ヌノ】 cloth, bujian (spade-shaped bronze coin of ancient China)
  • 布教 【フキョウ】 propagation (e.g. a religion), proselytizing, missionary work
  • 麻布 【アサヌノ】 hemp cloth, linen
  • 公布 【コウフ】 official proclamation, announcement, promulgation (e.g. of regulations)
  • 布衣 【ホイ】 linen kariginu, (during the Edo period) plain kariginu
  • 布衣始 【ホウイハジメ】 ceremony in which an abdicated emperor puts on informal court clothes (e.g. kariginu, eboshi)

Kun reading compounds

  • 布 【ぬの】 cloth, bujian (spade-shaped bronze coin of ancient China)
  • 布地 【ぬのじ】 cloth, fabric
  • 麻布 【あさぬの】 hemp cloth, linen
  • 磨き布 【みがきぬの】 polishing cloth
  • 敷く 【しく】 to spread out, to lay out, to take a position, to impose widely (e.g. over a city)
  • 布地 【ぬのじ】 cloth, fabric
  • ボロ切れ 【ボロきれ】 old cloth, rag

Readings

Japanese names:
う、 の、 ほ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bu4
Korean:
po

Spanish

  • paño
  • tela
  • difusión

Portuguese

  • Linho
  • pano

French

  • linge
706 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
799 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
778 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
749 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1468 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
737 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
494 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
170 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
675 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
688 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
887 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
557 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3691 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1886 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2566 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
412 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8778 Morohashi
2973 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1548 New Nelson (John Haig)
405 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
433 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
653 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1444 2001 Kanji
3f2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
4022.7 Four corner code
1-41-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e03 Unicode hex code