Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
first time, beginning
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
152 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 初夏 【ショカ】 early summer, fourth month of the lunar calendar
  • 初演 【ショエン】 first performance
  • 年初 【ネンショ】 beginning of the year
  • 原初 【ゲンショ】 origin, source, beginning, starting point

Kun reading compounds

  • 始め 【はじめ】 beginning, start, outset, opening, first (in line, etc.), origin, such as ..., not to mention ...
  • 初めて 【はじめて】 for the first time, only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...
  • 初めて 【はじめて】 for the first time, only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...
  • 初 【はつ】 first, new
  • 初夏 【しょか】 early summer, fourth month of the lunar calendar
  • 業界初 【ぎょうかいはつ】 the industry's first ...
  • 人生初 【じんせいはつ】 (for the) first time in one's life

Readings

Japanese names:
し、 はっ
Chinese:
chu1
Korean:
cho

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • primero

Portuguese

  • primeiros tempos
  • começo

French

  • première fois
  • commencement
428 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
535 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
507 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
261 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4215 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
636 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
353 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
427 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
679 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
692 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
440 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
181 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1433 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
759 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1031 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
411 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1911 Morohashi
1116 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
469 New Nelson (John Haig)
404 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
431 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
279 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
483 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
645 2001 Kanji
5e2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
3722.0 Four corner code
29-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
521d Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
cover
Parts:
crown, best, peerless
Kun:
かんむり
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1503 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 冠 【カンムリ】 traditional cap worn by Shinto clergy and courtiers, crown, diadem, coronet, top kanji radical, first verse of a haikai, etc., best, peerless, first, name, title, named sponsorship of a program, event, team, etc.
  • 冠婚葬祭 【カンコンソウサイ】 important ceremonial occasions in family relationships
  • 宝冠 【ホウカン】 diadem, jeweled crown
  • 月桂冠 【ゲッケイカン】 laurel wreath

Kun reading compounds

  • 冠 【かんむり】 traditional cap worn by Shinto clergy and courtiers, crown, diadem, coronet, top kanji radical, first verse of a haikai, etc., best, peerless, first, name, title, named sponsorship of a program, event, team, etc.
  • 冠海雀 【かんむりうみすずめ】 Japanese murrelet (Synthliboramphus wumizusume), crested murrelet
  • 初冠 【ういこうぶり】 crowning a boy for the first time at a coming-of-age ceremony, noh cap with a rolled or drooping tail (indicative of nobility)
  • 老冠 【おいかんむり】 kanji "old" radical at top

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 かっぷ、 まさる
Chinese:
guan1, guan4
Korean:
gwan

Spanish

  • corona
  • sin par
  • sin igual

Portuguese

  • coroa
  • melhor
  • inigualável

French

  • couronne
  • le meilleur
  • inégalable
1097 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1548 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
627 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1170 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1081 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
905 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1615 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1723 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1656 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
165 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2583 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1319 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1790 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
310 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1580 Morohashi
2081 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
401 New Nelson (John Haig)
304 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
326 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1232 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3657 2001 Kanji
2i7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
3721.4 Four corner code
20-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
51a0 Unicode hex code