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
  • 乳茸刺 【チダケサシ】 Astilbe microphylla (species of astilbe)

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)
  • 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
  • 乳茸刺 【ちだけさし】 Astilbe microphylla (species of astilbe)
  • 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
  • 乳茸刺 【ちだけさし】 Astilbe microphylla (species of astilbe)
  • 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
  • 刺魚 【とげうお】 stickleback (fish)
  • 刺々 【とげとげ】 sharply, harshly, stingingly

Readings

Chinese:
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
27-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
523a Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
Kun:
くさくさ--ぐさ
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N3
967 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 草 【ソウ】 draft, rough copy, cursive script, "grass" kanji
  • 草案 【ソウアン】 draft (for a speech, bill, etc.)
  • 除草 【ジョソウ】 weeding
  • 起草 【キソウ】 drafting (e.g. a bill), drawing up

Kun reading compounds

  • 草 【くさ】 grass, weed, herb, thatch, ninja, not genuine, substandard, laughter, LOL
  • 草刈り 【くさかり】 mowing, mower
  • 水草 【すいそう】 water plant
  • 若草 【わかくさ】 green grass, young (fresh) grass

Readings

Japanese names:
そ、 や
Chinese:
cao3
Korean:
cho

Spanish

  • hierba
  • planta

Portuguese

  • grama
  • erva daninha
  • ervas
  • pasto
  • escrever
  • esboçar

French

  • herbe
  • mauvaise herbe
  • plantes
  • pâturage
  • écrire
  • ébauche
106 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
57 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
162 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
705 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3939 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
118 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
865 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
934 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
249 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
249 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
567 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
652 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2813 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1953 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
229 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30945P Morohashi
2263 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5032 New Nelson (John Haig)
224 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
238 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
77 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k6.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4440.6 Four corner code
33-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8349 Unicode hex code