Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
in front, before
Kun:
まえ-まえ
On:
ゼン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
27 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 前 【ゼン】 last (i.e. immediately preceding), previous, ex-, former, pre- (e.g. premodern), before, before, earlier
  • 前衛 【ゼンエイ】 advance guard, vanguard, avant-garde (e.g. music)
  • 中前 【チュウゼン】 front of center field, front of centre field
  • 風前 【フウゼン】 where the wind blows

Kun reading compounds

  • 前 【まえ】 in front (of), before (e.g. a building), before, earlier, previously, prior, ago, (minutes) to (the hour), (the) front, frontal part, fore, head (e.g. of a line), forward, ahead, (in the) presence (of), in front (of someone), previous (e.g. page), prior (e.g. engagement), first (e.g. half), former (e.g. example), portion, helping, front (of one's body or clothing), breast (of a coat, kimono, etc.), privates, private parts, criminal record, previous conviction, (a) prior
  • 前売り 【まえうり】 advance sale, booking
  • 左前 【ひだりまえ】 wearing a kimono with the right side over the left (normally used only for the dead), going badly (one's business, one's fortune, the economy), being in a bad financial situation, front left, front and left, before and left
  • 出前 【でまえ】 home delivery (of food), outside catering

Readings

Japanese names:
さき、 さと、 まい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qian2
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • antes
  • delante de

Portuguese

  • em frente
  • antes

French

  • devant
  • avant
102 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
177 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
159 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
38 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
595 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
139 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
23 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
47 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
47 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
29 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
196 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2819 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1453 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1957 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
296 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2011X Morohashi
2266 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
490 New Nelson (John Haig)
290 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
309 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
53 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
182 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
943 2001 Kanji
2o7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
2-2-7 SKIP code
8022.1 Four corner code
1-33-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
524d Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
ten, complete
Parts:
half, middle, odd number, semi-, part-
Kun:
なか.ば
On:
ハン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
224 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 半 【ハン】 half, semi-, half-past, odd number, han (unit of land area, approx. 595.8 m^2)
  • 半額 【ハンガク】 half the amount (of money), half price, half fare
  • 四畳半 【ヨジョウハン】 four and a half tatami mats, four-and-a-half-mat room, small room esp. for assignations
  • 過半 【カハン】 the greater part

Kun reading compounds

  • 半ば 【なかば】 middle, halfway, midway, half (of), one half, half (e.g. done, jokingly), partly, in part, partially, mostly, almost, nearly
  • 半ば過ぎ 【なかばすぎ】 beyond the middle

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ban4
Korean:
ban

Spanish

  • mitad
  • medio
  • incompleto
  • semi-
  • semi
  • a medias
  • en parte

Portuguese

  • metade
  • médio
  • número ímpar
  • semi-
  • parte-

French

  • moitié
  • demi
  • milieu
  • nombre impair
129 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
214 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
195 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
224 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
132 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
150 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
28 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
213 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
88 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
88 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
159 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
243 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4313 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2182 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2936 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1210 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2707X Morohashi
3501 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
608 New Nelson (John Haig)
1202 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1286 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
324 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
113 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1055 2001 Kanji
0a5.24 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-3 SKIP code
9050.0 Four corner code
1-40-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
534a Unicode hex code