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

  • 初級 【ショキュウ】 elementary level, beginner level
  • 初版 【ショハン】 first edition
  • 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 ..., not until ... do you ..., first time, (one's) first
  • 初めて 【はじめて】 for the first time, only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ..., not until ... do you ..., first time, (one's) first
  • 初 【はつ】 first, new
  • 初耳 【はつみみ】 something heard for the first time, hearing something for the first time
  • 世界初 【せかいはつ】 world's first, first in the world
  • 業界初 【ぎょうかいはつ】 the industry's first ...

Readings

Japanese names:
し、 はっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-29-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
521d Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
romance, in love, yearn for, miss, darling
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1296 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 恋愛 【レンアイ】 love, love-making, passion, emotion, affections
  • 恋歌 【コイウタ】 love song, love poem
  • 失恋 【シツレン】 disappointed love, broken heart, unrequited love, being lovelorn
  • 悲恋 【ヒレン】 blighted love, disappointed love

Kun reading compounds

  • 恋う 【こう】 to love
  • 恋 【こい】 (romantic) love
  • 恋人 【こいびと】 lover, sweetheart, boyfriend, girlfriend
  • リア恋 【リアこい】 being in love with an idol, actor, etc., fan who is in love with an idol, actor, etc.
  • 片恋 【かたこい】 unrequited love, one-sided love
  • 恋しい 【こいしい】 yearned for, longed for, missed

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lian4
Korean:
ryeon

Spanish

  • romance
  • amor
  • enamoramiento
  • enamorado
  • querido
  • enamorarse

Portuguese

  • romance
  • apaixonar-se
  • sentir saudades
  • sentir falta

French

  • chérir
  • amour
  • idylle
  • languir
  • manquer
1931 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1123 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
313 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1012 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
536 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1223 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
258 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
258 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1078 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
784 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2602 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1331 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1804 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1764 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10537 Morohashi
2098 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1852 New Nelson (John Haig)
1748 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1885 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1333 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
458 2001 Kanji
2j8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-6-4 SKIP code
0033.3 Four corner code
1-46-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
604b Unicode hex code