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

4 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
hand
Kun:
て--てた-
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
60 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 手術 【シュジュツ】 surgery, operation, procedure, skill with one's hands, sleight of hand
  • 手記 【シュキ】 note, memorandum
  • 二塁手 【ニルイシュ】 second baseman
  • 名手 【メイシュ】 master, expert, expert board game player (chess, go, shogi, etc.)
  • 交際上手 【コウサイジョウズ】 good at socializing, sociability, being a good mixer
  • 処世上手 【ショセイジョウズ】 knowing how to get on in the world, knowing the secret of success in life

Kun reading compounds

  • 手 【て】 hand, arm, forepaw, foreleg, handle, hand, worker, help, trouble, care, effort, means, way, trick, move, technique, workmanship, hand, handwriting, kind, type, sort, one's hands, one's possession, ability to cope, hand (of cards), direction, move (in go, shogi, etc.)
  • 手足 【てあし】 hands and feet, limbs, person at one's beck and call, person at hand, reliable worker
  • 逆手 【ぎゃくて】 underhand grip, backhand grip (e.g. in tennis), unexpected twist, turning the tables (on an opponent)
  • 担い手 【にないて】 bearer, carrier, person bearing responsibility, person in charge, supporter

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shou3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • mano

Portuguese

  • mão

French

  • main
28 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
35 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
32 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
42 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1827 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
37 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
54 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
118 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
57 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
57 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
170 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
847 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4267 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2155 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2907 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
644 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11768 Morohashi
3456 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2060 New Nelson (John Haig)
637 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
687 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
57 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
30 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2247 2001 Kanji
3c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
2-1-3 SKIP code
2050.0 Four corner code
1-28-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
624b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
in front, before
Kun:
まえ-まえ
On:
ゼン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
27 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 前 【ゼン】 last (i.e. immediately preceding), previous, ex-, former, pre- (e.g. premodern), before, before, earlier
  • 前衛 【ゼンエイ】 advance guard, vanguard, avant-garde (e.g. music)
  • 中前 【チュウゼン】 front of center field, front of centre field
  • 風前 【フウゼン】 where the wind blows

Kun reading compounds

  • 前 【まえ】 in front (of), before (e.g. a building), before, earlier, previously, prior, ago, (minutes) to (the hour), (the) front, frontal part, fore, head (e.g. of a line), forward, ahead, (in the) presence (of), in front (of someone), previous (e.g. page), prior (e.g. engagement), first (e.g. half), former (e.g. example), portion, helping, front (of one's body or clothing), breast (of a coat, kimono, etc.), privates, private parts, criminal record, previous conviction, (a) prior
  • 前売り 【まえうり】 advance sale, booking
  • 左前 【ひだりまえ】 wearing a kimono with the right side over the left (normally used only for the dead), going badly (one's business, one's fortune, the economy), being in a bad financial situation, front left, front and left, before and left
  • 出前 【でまえ】 home delivery (of food), outside catering

Readings

Japanese names:
さき、 さと、 まい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qian2
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • antes
  • delante de

Portuguese

  • em frente
  • antes

French

  • devant
  • avant
102 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
177 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
159 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
38 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
595 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
139 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
23 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
47 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
47 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
29 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
196 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2819 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1453 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1957 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
296 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2011X Morohashi
2266 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
490 New Nelson (John Haig)
290 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
309 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
53 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
182 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
943 2001 Kanji
2o7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
2-2-7 SKIP code
8022.1 Four corner code
1-33-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
524d Unicode hex code