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

10 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
camp, battle array, ranks, position, sudden, brief time
On:
ジン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
828 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 陣 【ジン】 battle formation, camp, encampment, position, group, gang, party, corps, war, battle, campaign
  • 陣営 【ジンエイ】 camp (group of same ideological beliefs), faction (of political party), military camp, encampment, cantonment
  • 布陣 【フジン】 battle formation, lineup (e.g. for a game)
  • 出陣 【シュツジン】 departure for the front

Readings

Chinese:
zhen4
Korean:
jin

Spanish

  • ejército
  • campo de batalla
  • rango
  • posición militar

Portuguese

  • acampamento
  • arranjo na batalha
  • posições
  • posição

French

  • campement
  • ordre de bataille
  • rang
  • position
1450 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
823 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4992 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1207 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1869 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1056 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1404 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1493 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1523 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
733 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
545 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
332 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
411 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1314 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41667 Morohashi
455 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6448 New Nelson (John Haig)
1305 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1402 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1402 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3655 2001 Kanji
2d7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
7520.6 Four corner code
31-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9663 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
eat, food 食 (飠)
Parts:
Variants:
decorate, ornament, adorn, embellish
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1193 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 飾緒 【ショクショ】 aiguillette (ornamental braided cord)
  • 服飾 【フクショク】 clothing and accessories, attire
  • 潤色 【ジュンショク】 rhetorical flourishes

Kun reading compounds

  • 飾る 【かざる】 to decorate, to ornament, to adorn
  • 飾り 【かざり】 decoration
  • 飾り気 【かざりけ】 affectation, showing off
  • 蓬莱飾り 【ほうらいかざり】 Kansai New Year decoration (made from food)
  • 松飾り 【まつかざり】 New Year's pine decorations

Readings

Japanese names:
しか
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
sig

Spanish

  • decorar
  • ornamentar
  • adornar
  • embellecer

Portuguese

  • decorar
  • ornamento
  • adornar
  • embelezar

French

  • décorer
  • orner
  • parer
  • embellir
1427 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
972 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5161 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1014 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1906 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2164 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
979 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1013 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
603 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1906 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2150 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1129 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1530 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1489 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44111P Morohashi
1717 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6683 New Nelson (John Haig)
1477 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1587 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1690 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2844 2001 Kanji
8b5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-5 SKIP code
8872.7 Four corner code
30-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
98fe Unicode hex code