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

7 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
flower
Kun:
はな
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
578 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 花形 【ハナガタ】 floral pattern, flourish, ornament, star (actor, player, etc.)
  • 花園 【ハナゾノ】 flower garden
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering, floral tribute, laying flowers
  • 紅花 【ベニバナ】 safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), dyer's safflower
  • 花かご 【ハナカゴ】 flower basket, flower basket (or plate) used for flower-scattering rituals
  • 花瓶 【ケビョウ】 vase used to hold flower offerings (often made of gilded copper)
  • 天花 【テンゲ】 flowers that bloom in the heavens, paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image

Kun reading compounds

  • 花 【はな】 flower, blossom, bloom, petal, cherry blossom, beauty, blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), ikebana, hanafuda, (the) best, glorious, lovely
  • 花形 【はながた】 floral pattern, flourish, ornament, star (actor, player, etc.)
  • 菜の花 【なのはな】 rape blossoms, rapeseed flowers
  • 紅花 【べにばな】 safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), dyer's safflower

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
hua1
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • flor

Portuguese

  • flor

French

  • fleur
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
70 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
9 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
551 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3909 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
328 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
81 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
481 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
255 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
255 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
314 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
641 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2740 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1405 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1894 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1018 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30734P Morohashi
2211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4980 New Nelson (John Haig)
1009 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1084 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
69 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1956 2001 Kanji
3k4.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4421.4 Four corner code
18-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82b1 Unicode hex code