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

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  • 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

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  • 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

9 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
mould, type, model
Kun:
かた-がた
On:
ケイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
482 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 型式 【カタシキ】 model (e.g. of a vehicle), type
  • 造形 【ゾウケイ】 molding, moulding, shaping, modelling (i.e. plastic arts), modeling
  • 体型 【タイケイ】 figure, body shape, build, physique, form, somatotype, biotype, habitus, (type of) physique

Kun reading compounds

  • 型 【かた】 model, type (e.g. of machine, goods, etc.), type, style, pattern, mold (mould), template, model, kata (standard form of a movement, posture, etc. in martial arts, sport, etc.), form (i.e. customary procedure), size (i.e. clothing, shoes), inch (in diagonal display size), (taxonomical) form
  • 型式 【かたしき】 model (e.g. of a vehicle), type
  • ギャランティ型 【ギャランティかた】 guarantee type
  • 不況型 【ふきょうかた】 recession-induced

Readings

Chinese:
xing2
Korean:
hyeong

Spanish

  • tipo
  • modelo
  • patrón

Portuguese

  • bolor
  • tipo
  • modelo

French

  • moule
  • modèle
  • type
595 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
493 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
468 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
423 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1077 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
685 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
431 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
888 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
909 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1318 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
353 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3266 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1685 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2292 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
687 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5030 Morohashi
2638 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1010 New Nelson (John Haig)
680 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
735 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
523 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3272 2001 Kanji
3b6.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
1210.4 Four corner code
23-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
578b Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
horse
Parts:
Variants:
drive, run, gallop, advance, inspire, impel
Kun:
か.けるか.る
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1033 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 駆使 【クシ】 free use, to use freely, to make free use of, to have good command (e.g. of a language), to drive someone on
  • 駆除 【クジョ】 extermination (esp. pests), expulsion, destruction
  • 先駆 【センク】 forerunner, pioneer, precursor, herald, outrider, pilot car
  • 疾駆 【シック】 riding fast, driving a horse fast

Kun reading compounds

  • 駆ける 【かける】 to run (race, esp. horse), to dash, to gallop (one's horse), to canter, to advance (against one's enemy)
  • 翔る 【かける】 to soar, to fly, to run, to dash
  • 駆る 【かる】 to spur on, to urge forward, to impel, to drive at high speed (e.g. a car)

Readings

Chinese:
qu1
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • galopar
  • hacer correr a un caballo
  • avanzar

Portuguese

  • dirigir
  • corrida
  • galope
  • avançar
  • inspirar
  • impelir

French

  • conduire
  • courir
  • galoper
  • aiguillonner
  • pousser à
1183 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1477 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5200 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1271 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1910 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1882 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2049 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1611 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1916 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2293 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1185 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1619 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2002 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44634 Morohashi
1823 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6736 New Nelson (John Haig)
1983 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2137 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1743 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3475 2001 Kanji
10a4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-4 SKIP code
7131.4 Four corner code
22-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
99c6 Unicode hex code

10 strokes (also 9)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
pursue, drive away, chase, accomplish, attain, commit
On:
チク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2230 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 逐次 【チクジ】 successively, one after another, sequentially
  • 逐一 【チクイチ】 one by one, in detail, minutely
  • 放逐 【ホウチク】 expulsion, ejection, dismissal, ostracism
  • 角逐 【カクチク】 competition, rivalry, vying (with)

Readings

Chinese:
zhu2
Korean:
chug, jeog

Spanish

  • perseguir
  • cazar

Portuguese

  • perseguir
  • afastar
  • caçar
  • efetuar
  • atingir
  • comprometer

French

  • poursuivre
  • chasser
  • un (par un)
  • accomplir
  • atteindre
  • commettre
1578 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1984 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4696 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1573 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1808 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1134 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1186 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1216 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
694 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3848 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1975 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2671 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
545 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38877P Morohashi
3102 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6056 New Nelson (John Haig)
539 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
578 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1396 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3151 2001 Kanji
2q7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-7 SKIP code
3130.3 Four corner code
35-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9010 Unicode hex code

21 strokes
Radical:
boat
Parts:
warship
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1363 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 艦 【カン】 warship
  • 艦船 【カンセン】 (ocean) vessels, warship
  • 駆逐艦 【クチクカン】 destroyer (ship)
  • 巡洋艦 【ジュンヨウカン】 cruiser

Readings

Chinese:
jian4
Korean:
ham

Spanish

  • buque de guerra

Portuguese

  • navio de guerra

French

  • navire de guerre
1116 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1299 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3881 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
942 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1693 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1665 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1779 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1892 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1598 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1817 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
963 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1303 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1893 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30571 Morohashi
1435 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4950 New Nelson (John Haig)
1875 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2020 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1938 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
874 2001 Kanji
6c15.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-15 SKIP code
1-6-14 SKIP code
2841.7 Four corner code
20-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8266 Unicode hex code