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

9 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
Variants:
autumn
Kun:
あきとき
On:
シュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
635 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 秋季 【シュウキ】 fall season, autumn season
  • 秋風 【アキカゼ】 autumn breeze, fall breeze
  • 今秋 【コンシュウ】 this (next, last) autumn (fall)
  • 中秋 【チュウシュウ】 15th day of the 8th lunar month, eighth month of the lunar calendar

Kun reading compounds

  • 秋 【あき】 autumn, fall
  • 秋口 【あきぐち】 beginning of autumn, beginning of fall
  • 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
  • 中秋 【ちゅうしゅう】 15th day of the 8th lunar month, eighth month of the lunar calendar
  • 時 【とき】 time, hour, moment, occasion, case, chance, opportunity, season, the times, the age, the day, tense
  • 危急存亡の秋 【ききゅうそんぼうのとき】 crisis, critical moment, critical time

Readings

Japanese names:
あい
Chinese:
qiu1
Korean:
chu

Spanish

  • otoño

Portuguese

  • outono

French

  • automne
89 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
156 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
140 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
540 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3273 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
164 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
233 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
878 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
462 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
470 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
98 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1431 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1464 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
776 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1054 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
909 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24940 Morohashi
1139 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4131 New Nelson (John Haig)
900 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
966 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
178 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2262 2001 Kanji
5d4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-4 SKIP code
2998.0 Four corner code
29-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79cb Unicode hex code