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

11 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
hang, suspend, depend, arrive at, tax, pour
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
1027 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 掛留 【ケイリュウ】 music suspension

Kun reading compounds

  • 掛ける 【かける】 to hang up (e.g. a coat, a picture on the wall), to let hang, to suspend (from), to hoist (e.g. sail), to raise (e.g. flag), to put on (e.g. a blanket), to put on top of, to cover, to lay, to spread, to put on (glasses, etc.), to wear (a necklace, etc.), to make (a call), to spend (time, money), to expend, to use, to pour (liquid) onto, to sprinkle (powder or spices) onto, to splash, to throw (e.g. water) onto, to turn on (engine, radio, etc.), to set (dial, alarm clock, etc.), to put on (DVD, song, etc.), to use (device, implement, etc.), to cause (somebody inconvenience, trouble, etc.), to burden (someone), to impose, to multiply (arithmetic operation), to secure (e.g. lock), to take a seat, to sit, to rest (something on something else), to support (something on something else), to bind, to wager, to bet, to risk, to stake, to gamble, to put an effect (spell, anaesthetic, etc.) on, to hold (a play, festival, etc.), to hold an emotion for (pity, hope, etc.), to argue (in court), to deliberate (in a meeting), to present (e.g. idea to a conference, etc.), to increase further, to catch (in a trap, etc.), to set atop, to erect (a makeshift building), to apply (insurance), to pun (on a word), to use (a word) as a pivot word, to play on words, to be partway doing ..., to begin (but not complete) ..., to be about to ..., to address (someone), to direct (something, to someone), to do (something, to someone)
  • 掛け 【かけ】 credit, money owed on an account, bill, hot noodles in broth, proportion (of wholesale price, as tenths of list price), in the midst of, rest, rack, hanger
  • 掛け金 【かけきん】 installment, instalment, premium, bill
  • 打ち掛け 【うちかけ】 women's bridal robe with trailing skirts worn over a kimono, ending play for the day, leaving a game unfinished (esp. Go)
  • 足掛け 【あしかけ】 leg trip (in sumo, judo, etc.), foothold, pedal, indicates a consecutive period of time incl. incomplete days, etc. at the ends
  • 掛かる 【かかる】 to take (a resource, e.g. time or money), to hang, to come into view, to arrive, to come under (a contract, a tax), to start (engines, motors), to attend, to deal with, to handle, to have started to, to be on the verge of, to overlap (e.g. information in a manual), to cover, to (come) at, to be fastened, to be covered (e.g. with dust, a table-cloth, etc.), to be caught in, to get a call, to depend on
  • 掛かり 【かかり】 starting, engaging, expenses, costs, attack (esp. a corner approach in the game of go), barb, charge, duty, person in charge, official, clerk
  • 係長 【かかりちょう】 subsection head, assistant manager, chief clerk
  • 掛かり 【かかり】 starting, engaging, expenses, costs, attack (esp. a corner approach in the game of go), barb, charge, duty, person in charge, official, clerk
  • 係長 【かかりちょう】 subsection head, assistant manager, chief clerk

Readings

Japanese names:
かけ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gua4
Korean:
gwae

Spanish

  • colgar
  • suspender
  • enganchar
  • depender

Portuguese

  • pendurar
  • suspender
  • depender
  • chegar
  • imposto

French

  • accrocher
  • suspendre
  • dépendre
  • arriver à
  • taxe
  • verser
1083 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1183 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1952 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1143 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1362 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1321 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1464 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1559 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1477 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
896 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
596 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
361 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
449 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
681 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12267 Morohashi
493 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2214 New Nelson (John Haig)
674 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
727 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1436 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1354 2001 Kanji
3c8.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5300.0 Four corner code
1-19-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
639b Unicode hex code