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

11 strokes
Radical:
rain
Parts:
snow
Kun:
ゆき
On:
セツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
1131 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 雪辱 【セツジョク】 vindication of honour, vindication of honor, making up for loss, revenge
  • 雪山 【ユキヤマ】 snowy mountain, permanently snow-covered mountain, pile of snow, Himalayas
  • 積雪 【セキセツ】 fallen snow, snow cover
  • 融雪 【ユウセツ】 melted snow, melting of snow

Kun reading compounds

  • 雪 【ゆき】 snow
  • 雪国 【ゆきぐに】 snow country
  • 細雪 【ささめゆき】 light snow fall, small snow flakes
  • 粉雪 【こなゆき】 powdered snow

Readings

Japanese names:
せっ、 ぶき
Chinese:
xue3, xue4
Korean:
seol

Spanish

  • nieve

Portuguese

  • neve

French

  • neige
100 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
174 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
157 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
907 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5044 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
518 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
996 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1495 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.8 Japanese for Busy People
949 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
979 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
842 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1859 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3431 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1767 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2406 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1152 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42216P Morohashi
2759 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6520 New Nelson (John Haig)
1143 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1225 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
207 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3175 2001 Kanji
8d3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-3 SKIP code
1017.7 Four corner code
32-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96ea Unicode hex code