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:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:
springtime, spring (season)
Kun:
はる
On:
シュン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
579 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 春秋 【シュンジュウ】 spring and autumn, spring and fall, years, age, The Spring and Autumn Annals, The Chronicles of Lu, Chunqiu, Ch'un Ch'iu
  • 春季 【シュンキ】 spring season
  • 昨春 【サクシュン】 last spring, the spring of last year
  • 売春 【バイシュン】 prostitution

Kun reading compounds

  • 春 【はる】 spring, springtime, New Year, prime (of one's life, etc.), adolescence, puberty, sexuality
  • 春秋 【しゅんじゅう】 spring and autumn, spring and fall, years, age, The Spring and Autumn Annals, The Chronicles of Lu, Chunqiu, Ch'un Ch'iu
  • 初春 【しょしゅん】 beginning of spring, first month of the lunar calendar, New Year
  • 小春 【こはる】 10th month of the lunisolar calendar (traditional first month of winter, approx. November), late autumn, late fall

Readings

Japanese names:
あずま、 かす、 すの、 ひ、 わら
Chinese:
chun1
Korean:
chun

Spanish

  • primavera
  • comienzo del año
  • tiempos de juventud

Portuguese

  • primaveril
  • primavera (estação)

French

  • printemps
91 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
158 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
141 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
461 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2122 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
162 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
188 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
963 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
460 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
468 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
96 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
971 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3184 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1644 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2232 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1582 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13844 Morohashi
2576 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2453 New Nelson (John Haig)
1568 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1690 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
179 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1478 2001 Kanji
4c5.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
4-9-2 SKIP code
5060.3 Four corner code
29-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6625 Unicode hex code