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

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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

4 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Kun:
-び-か
On:
ニチジツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
1 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 日 【ニチ】 Sunday, day (of the month), counter for days, Japan
  • 日時 【ニチジ】 date and time
  • 抗日 【コウニチ】 resistance against Japanese aggression, anti-Japanese (campaign, movement, etc.)
  • 在日 【ザイニチ】 resident in Japan (of a foreigner), situated in Japan (e.g. of an embassy), Korean living in Japan
  • 日月 【ジツゲツ】 sun and moon, time, days and months, years, Sunday and Monday
  • 日外 【ジツガイ】 at one time, some time ago, once
  • 両日 【リョウジツ】 both days, two days
  • 三十日 【ミソカ】 last day of the month

Kun reading compounds

  • 日 【ひ】 day, days, sun, sunshine, sunlight, (the) day, daytime, daylight, date, deadline, (past) days, time (e.g. of one's childhood), case (esp. unfortunate), event
  • 日陰 【ひかげ】 shade, shadow, sunshine
  • 在りし日 【ありしひ】 past days, bygone days, days of yore, the olden days, while still alive, during one's lifetime
  • あくる日 【あくるひ】 next day, following day

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あき、 いる、 く、 くさ、 こう、 す、 たち、 に、 にっ、 につ、 へ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ri4
Korean:
il

Spanish

  • día
  • solar
  • Japón
  • sol
  • rayo de sol

Portuguese

  • dia
  • sol
  • Japão

French

  • jour
  • soleil
  • Japon
  • compteur de jours
11 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
13 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
62 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2097 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
5 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
56 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
77 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
5 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
5 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
16 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
963 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3759 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2606 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
12 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13733 Morohashi
3027 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2410 New Nelson (John Haig)
12 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
12 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
33 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3878 2001 Kanji
4c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-1 SKIP code
4-4-1 SKIP code
6010.0 Four corner code
1-38-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65e5 Unicode hex code

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On reading compounds

  • 譚 【タン】 story, tale
  • 譚歌 【タンカ】 ballad
  • 英雄譚 【エイユウタン】 epic, heroic tale
  • 綺譚 【キタン】 beautiful story

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tan2
Korean:
dam

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4432 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
35978X Morohashi
5696 New Nelson (John Haig)
7a12.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-12 SKIP code
0164.6 Four corner code
1-75-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b5a Unicode hex code