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

8 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
observance, offer, present, dedicate
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1624 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 奉仕 【ホウシ】 service, ministry, attendance, church work, offering goods at a reduced price, providing a service for free
  • 奉公 【ホウコウ】 live-in domestic service, live-in apprenticeship, public duty
  • 奉行 【ブギョウ】 magistrate, shogunate administrator
  • 奉行所 【ブギョウショ】 magistrate's office
  • 供奉 【グブ】 accompanying, being in attendance on, inner offerer (any of the 10 high-ranking monks serving at the inner offering hall)
  • 内供奉 【ナイグブ】 inner offerer (any of the 10 high-ranking monks serving at the inner offering hall)

Kun reading compounds

  • 奉る 【たてまつる】 to offer, to present, to set someone up in a high position, to revere at a distance, to do respectfully
  • 奉る 【たてまつる】 to offer, to present, to set someone up in a high position, to revere at a distance, to do respectfully
  • 奉ずる 【ほうずる】 to present, to dedicate, to obey, to follow, to believe in, to serve, to proudly bear

Readings

Japanese names:
とも、 やす
Chinese:
feng4
Korean:
bong

Spanish

  • ofrenda
  • servicial
  • ofrecer
  • reverenciar
  • obedecer

Portuguese

  • observância
  • oferecer
  • presente
  • dedicar

French

  • obéissance
  • offrande
  • présent
  • se consacrer
1793 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1106 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
212 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1191 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1177 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
717 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1541 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1643 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1678 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
415 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3167 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1629 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2215 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1587 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5894 Morohashi
2559 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1149 New Nelson (John Haig)
1573 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1695 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1161 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1455 2001 Kanji
0a8.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-3 SKIP code
4-8-4 SKIP code
5050.3 Four corner code
42-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5949 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
eight
Parts:
public, prince, official, governmental
Kun:
おおやけ
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
118 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 公 【コウ】 public matter, governmental matter, prince, duke, lord, sir, familiar or derogatory suffix
  • 公安 【コウアン】 public safety, public welfare
  • 王侯 【オウコウ】 king and princes, noble rank
  • 大公 【タイコウ】 archduke
  • 公家 【クゲ】 court noble, nobility, Imperial Court
  • 公廨 【クガイ】 government office
  • 夙 【シュク】 outcasts common around the Kyoto region from the Kamakura period to the Edo period

Kun reading compounds

  • 公 【おおやけ】 official, governmental, formal, public (use, facility, etc.), common, public (matter, place, etc.), (out in the) open
  • 公所 【おおやけどころ】 government office, authorities, state-owned land, crown land (UK, Aus, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あきら、 き、 きみ、 きん、 たか、 ただし、 とも、 ひろ、 まさ
Chinese:
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • público
  • imparcial
  • oficial

Portuguese

  • público
  • príncipe
  • oficial
  • governamental

French

  • public
  • prince
  • officiel
  • gouvernemental
210 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
126 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
277 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
122 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
579 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
219 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
341 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
156 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
126 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
126 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
323 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
152 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2468 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1249 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1715 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
792 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1452 Morohashi
1974 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
372 New Nelson (John Haig)
784 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
847 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
212 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
92 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2071 2001 Kanji
2o2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
8073.0 Four corner code
8073.2 Four corner code
24-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
516c Unicode hex code