Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
spoon
Parts:
north
Kun:
きた
On:
ホク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
153 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 北緯 【ホクイ】 north latitude
  • 北欧 【ホクオウ】 Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Scandinavia
  • 極北 【キョクホク】 extreme north, North Pole
  • 西北 【セイホク】 north-west

Kun reading compounds

  • 北 【きた】 north, the North, northern territories, North Korea, north wind
  • 北アイルランド 【きたアイルランド】 Northern Ireland
  • 西北 【せいほく】 north-west

Readings

Japanese names:
きら、 ほう、 ほっ、 ほつ
Chinese:
bei3
Korean:
bug, bae

Spanish

  • Norte
  • huir
  • perder

Portuguese

  • norte

French

  • nord
139 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
224 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
205 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
103 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
751 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
156 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
24 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
138 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
73 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
73 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
42 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
231 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
230 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
147 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
176 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
454 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2574 Morohashi
197 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
581 New Nelson (John Haig)
445 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
480 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
282 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
115 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1256 2001 Kanji
0a5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
1111.0 Four corner code
43-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5317 Unicode hex code

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, 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
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

11 strokes
Radical:
boat
Parts:
Variants:
ship, boat
Kun:
ふねふな-
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
713 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 船橋 【フナバシ】 pontoon bridge, temporary bridge made using ships, bridge (of a ship)
  • 船員 【センイン】 sailor
  • 造船 【ゾウセン】 shipbuilding
  • 大船 【オオブネ】 large boat

Kun reading compounds

  • 船 【ふね】 ship, boat, watercraft, vessel, steamship, tank, tub, vat, trough, counter for boat-shaped containers (e.g. of sashimi)
  • 船貝 【ふねがい】 Arca avellana (species of ark shell)
  • 大船 【おおぶね】 large boat
  • 釣り船 【つりぶね】 fishing boat

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
chuan2
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • barco
  • buque
  • bote

Portuguese

  • barco

French

  • bateau
  • navire
266 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
175 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
158 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
313 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3873 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
314 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
860 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1391 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
376 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
377 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
647 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1595 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1700 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
906 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1229 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1892 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30407 Morohashi
1341 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4939 New Nelson (John Haig)
1874 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2019 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
208 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
877 2001 Kanji
6c5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
2846.0 Four corner code
33-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8239 Unicode hex code