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

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On reading compounds

  • 前 【ゼン】 the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"), previous, one-time, former, pre- (e.g. "premodern"), 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】 ago, before (some event), previously, (minutes) to (the hour), in front (of), before (e.g. the house), head (of a line), front (e.g. of a bus), fore part, in the presence of, helping, portion, privates, private parts
  • 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
  • 出前 【でまえ】 home delivery (of food), outside catering

Readings

Japanese names:
さき、 さと、 まい
Chinese:
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
33-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
524d Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
mouth
Kun:
くち
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
284 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 口 【ク】 mouth, speech, counter for people or implements
  • 口径 【コウケイ】 aperture, bore, calibre, caliber
  • 開口 【カイコウ】 opening, aperture (e.g. camera), opening one's mouth, beginning to speak, open, broad
  • 経口 【ケイコウ】 oral
  • 口 【ク】 mouth, speech, counter for people or implements
  • 口 【クチ】 mouth, opening, hole, gap, orifice, mouth (of a bottle), spout, nozzle, mouthpiece, gate, door, entrance, exit, speaking, speech, talk (i.e. gossip), taste, palate, mouth (to feed), opening (i.e. vacancy), available position, invitation, summons, kind, sort, type, opening (i.e. beginning), counter for mouthfuls, shares (of money), and swords
  • 猪口 【チョコ】 sake cup, small deep porcelain bowl for serving food
  • 赤口 【シャッコウ】 unlucky for all activities, with only the period around noon being auspicious

Kun reading compounds

  • 口 【くち】 mouth, opening, hole, gap, orifice, mouth (of a bottle), spout, nozzle, mouthpiece, gate, door, entrance, exit, speaking, speech, talk (i.e. gossip), taste, palate, mouth (to feed), opening (i.e. vacancy), available position, invitation, summons, kind, sort, type, opening (i.e. beginning), counter for mouthfuls, shares (of money), and swords
  • 口利き 【くちきき】 mediation, good offices, intervention, mediator, middleman, influential person, person of influence, eloquence, eloquent person, way of speaking
  • 切り口 【きりくち】 cut end, section, opening, slit, point of view, (different) perspective, new approach
  • 大口 【おおぐち】 big mouth, boastful speech, tall talk, large amount, large sum

Readings

Chinese:
kou3
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • boca
  • orificio
  • apertura

Portuguese

  • boca

French

  • bouche
27 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
34 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
20 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
213 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
868 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
38 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
31 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
29 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
54 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
54 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
167 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
276 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4189 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2119 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2865 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
11 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3227 Morohashi
3382 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
685 New Nelson (John Haig)
11 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
11 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
200 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
16 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3777 2001 Kanji
3d0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
3-3-0 SKIP code
6000.0 Four corner code
24-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53e3 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
move, motion, change, confusion, shift, shake
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
73 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 動 【ドウ】 motion, change, confusion
  • 動員 【ドウイン】 mobilization, mobilisation
  • 人事異動 【ジンジイドウ】 personnel change, personnel shift, reshuffle, (annual) staff reassignment
  • 異動 【イドウ】 change (personnel), transfer, reshuffle

Kun reading compounds

  • 動く 【うごく】 to move, to stir, to shift, to shake, to swing, to operate, to run, to go, to work, to be touched, to be influenced, to change, to vary, to fluctuate, to waver, certain, factual, to be transferred
  • 動く歩道 【うごくほどう】 moving walkway, moving sidewalk, travelator
  • 動かす 【うごかす】 to move, to shift, to stir, to budge, to change position, to inspire, to rouse, to move (e.g. feeling), to influence, to change, to alter, to deny, to operate, to set in motion, to get going, to mobilize (e.g. troops), to mobilise, to deploy, to manage (e.g. funds)

Readings

Japanese names:
るぎ
Chinese:
dong4
Korean:
dong

Spanish

  • mover
  • movimiento
  • moverse
  • trasladar

Portuguese

  • mover
  • movimento
  • mudança
  • jáfusão
  • trocar
  • agitar

French

  • bouger
  • mouvement
  • changement
  • confusion
  • secouer
296 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
384 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
362 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
86 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
730 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
169 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
130 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
231 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
231 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
64 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
221 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2232 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1583 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1692 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2390 Morohashi
1778 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
549 New Nelson (John Haig)
1676 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1806 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
47 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
385 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2245 2001 Kanji
2g9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-2 SKIP code
2412.7 Four corner code
38-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52d5 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
cow 牛 (牜)
Parts:
thing, object, matter
Kun:
ものもの-
On:
ブツモツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
215 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 物 【ブツ】 stock, products, stolen goods, loot, spoils
  • 物議 【ブツギ】 public discussion, public criticism, controversy
  • 異物 【イブツ】 foreign substance, foreign body, foreign contamination, strange object, unusual object, dead body, corpse, remains
  • 遺物 【イブツ】 relic, remains, memento
  • 財物 【ザイブツ】 property
  • 幣物 【ヘイモツ】 Shinto offerings, present to a guest

Kun reading compounds

  • 物 【もの】 thing, object, article, stuff, substance, one's things, possessions, property, belongings, things, something, anything, everything, nothing, quality, reason, the way of things, used to emphasize emotion, judgment, etc., used to indicate a common occurrence in the past (after a verb in past tense), used to indicate a general tendency, used to indicate something that should happen, item classified as ..., item related to ..., work of ..., cause of ..., cause for ..., somehow, somewhat, for some reason, really, truly
  • 物言い 【ものいい】 manner of speaking, verbal argument, objection, protesting a decision (esp. that of a sumo referee), rumor, rumour
  • 先物 【さきもの】 futures
  • 拾い物 【ひろいもの】 a find, windfall, bargain

Readings

Chinese:
wu4
Korean:
mul

Spanish

  • cosa
  • objeto
  • materia

Portuguese

  • coisa
  • objeto
  • matéria

French

  • objet
  • chose
  • matière
313 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
410 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
387 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
126 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2857 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
74 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
214 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
611 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
79 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
79 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
321 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1290 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1084 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
587 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
777 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1059 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19959 Morohashi
874 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3538 New Nelson (John Haig)
1050 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1129 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
95 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
313 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2451 2001 Kanji
4g4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
2752.0 Four corner code
42-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7269 Unicode hex code