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, New Year's greetings
  • 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

5 strokes
Radical:
ice
Parts:
winter
Kun:
ふゆ
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1090 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 冬季 【トウキ】 (season of) winter
  • 冬期 【トウキ】 winter, wintertime, winter term
  • 越冬 【エットウ】 passing the winter, hibernation
  • 春夏秋冬 【シュンカシュウトウ】 spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter, the four seasons

Kun reading compounds

  • 冬 【ふゆ】 winter
  • 冬場 【ふゆば】 the winter season
  • 初冬 【しょとう】 early winter, tenth month of the lunar calendar
  • 毎冬 【まいふゆ】 every winter

Readings

Chinese:
dong1
Korean:
dong

Spanish

  • invierno

Portuguese

  • Inverno

French

  • hiver
120 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
199 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
182 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
903 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1161 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
165 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
125 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
161 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.8 Japanese for Busy People
459 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
467 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
99 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
399 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2679 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1365 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1851 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
434 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1610X Morohashi
2157 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
410 New Nelson (John Haig)
427 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
456 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
112 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2540 2001 Kanji
4i2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
2730.3 Four corner code
37-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
51ac Unicode hex code