Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
thorn, pierce, stab, prick, sting, calling card
Kun:
さ.すさ.さるさ.しさしとげ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1031 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 刺 【シ】 calling card
  • 刺激 【シゲキ】 stimulus, impetus, incentive, encouragement, motivation, provocation, excitement, thrill
  • 牛刺 【ギュウサシ】 sliced raw beef
  • 肉刺し 【ニクサシ】 fork

Kun reading compounds

  • 刺す 【さす】 to pierce, to stab, to prick, to stick, to thrust, to sting, to bite, to sew, to stitch, to embroider, to pole (a boat), to catch (with a limed pole), to put (a runner) out, to pick off
  • 刺刀 【さすが】 dagger
  • 刺さる 【ささる】 to stick into (of something with a sharp point), to prick, to pierce, to get stuck (in), to lodge (in), to resonate emotionally, to move
  • 刺し 【さし】 grain thief, sharpened tube for testing rice in bags, sashimi (sliced raw fish), stabbing, piercing, pricking
  • 刺身 【さしみ】 sashimi (raw sliced fish, shellfish or crustaceans)
  • 牛刺 【ぎゅうさし】 sliced raw beef
  • 肉刺し 【にくさし】 fork
  • 刺し 【さし】 grain thief, sharpened tube for testing rice in bags, sashimi (sliced raw fish), stabbing, piercing, pricking
  • 刺身 【さしみ】 sashimi (raw sliced fish, shellfish or crustaceans)
  • 牛刺 【ぎゅうさし】 sliced raw beef
  • 肉刺し 【にくさし】 fork
  • 刺 【とげ】 thorn, spine, prickle, splinter (esp. lodged in one's flesh), hard sharp item (esp. lodged in one's throat, e.g. fish bone), biting words
  • 棘魚 【とげうお】 stickleback (Gasterosteidae spp.)
  • 刺々 【とげとげ】 sharply, harshly, stingingly

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ci4
Korean:
ja, cheog

Spanish

  • espina
  • punzar
  • pinchar
  • apuñalar
  • tarjeta de visita

Portuguese

  • espinho
  • furar
  • esfaquear
  • picar
  • picar cartão

French

  • piquer
  • coudre
  • enfoncer
  • percer
  • tailler
  • épine
  • carte de visite
1314 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
954 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
682 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1139 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
360 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
654 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
881 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
902 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1319 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
192 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1625 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
855 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
424 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1969 Morohashi
1275 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
480 New Nelson (John Haig)
417 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
446 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1154 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1543 2001 Kanji
2f6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-2 SKIP code
5290.0 Four corner code
1-27-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
523a Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
sword, saber, knife
Kun:
かたなそり
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N1
1794 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 刀 【カタナ】 sword (esp. Japanese single-edged), katana, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China)
  • 刀剣 【トウケン】 sword, dagger, knife, bayonet
  • 小刀 【コガタナ】 (small) knife, short sword, small sword
  • 太刀 【タチ】 long sword (esp. the tachi, worn on the hip edge down by samurai), large sword, straight single-edged Japanese sword (from the mid-Heian period or earlier), guandao, Chinese glaive

Kun reading compounds

  • 刀 【かたな】 sword (esp. Japanese single-edged), katana, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China)
  • 刀折れ矢尽きて 【かたなおれやつきて】 having exhausted every available means, having broken one's sword and exhausted one's arrows
  • 一刀 【いっとう】 sword, blade, single stroke
  • 返す刀 【かえすかたな】 attacking one opponent then immediately attacking another
  • 剃刀 【かみそり】 razor
  • オッカムの剃刀 【オッカムのかみそり】 Occam's razor, Ockham's razor

Readings

Japanese names:
き、 ち、 と、 わき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dao1
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • espada

Portuguese

  • espada
  • sabre
  • faca

French

  • épée
  • sabre
  • couteau
289 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
198 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
181 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1494 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
665 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
34 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1088 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
12 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
37 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
37 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
441 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
177 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3642 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2534 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
84 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1845 Morohashi
2926 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
448 New Nelson (John Haig)
83 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
87 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
81 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3545 2001 Kanji
2f0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-1-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1722.0 Four corner code
1-37-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5200 Unicode hex code