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】 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

12 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
paragraph, nape of neck, clause, item, term (expression)
Kun:
うなじ
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
884 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 項 【コウ】 clause, paragraph, item, argument, term (of an equation), nape (of the neck)
  • 項目 【コウモク】 (data) item, heading, clause, headword (in a dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.)
  • 要項 【ヨウコウ】 important points, main points
  • 別項 【ベッコウ】 special heading, separate paragraph

Kun reading compounds

  • 項 【うなじ】 nape (of the neck), nucha

Readings

Chinese:
xiang4
Korean:
hang

Spanish

  • párrafo
  • cláusula
  • articulo
  • tema

Portuguese

  • parágrafo
  • nuca
  • cláusula
  • item
  • termo (expressão)

French

  • paragraphe
  • clause
  • nuque
  • article (item)
  • terme (expression)
1262 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
995 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1459 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1138 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1897 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1543 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1439 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1529 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1222 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1883 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
692 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
415 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
521 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
82 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43343 Morohashi
567 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6617 New Nelson (John Haig)
82 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
86 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1604 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3161 2001 Kanji
9a3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
1118.6 Four corner code
25-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9805 Unicode hex code