Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
Variants:
commence, begin
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
244 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 始発 【シハツ】 first departure (of the day: train, bus, etc.), first train, first bus, departing one's home station (of a train, bus, etc.)
  • 始業 【シギョウ】 start of work, commencement, opening
  • 年始 【ネンシ】 beginning of the year, new year, New Year's call, New Year's greetings
  • 創始 【ソウシ】 creation, founding, initiating

Kun reading compounds

  • 始める 【はじめる】 to start, to begin, to commence, to initiate, to originate, to start up (a business, society, etc.), to open (e.g. a store), to establish, to start ..., to begin to ...
  • 始まる 【はじまる】 to begin, to start, to commence, to happen (again), to begin (anew), to date (from), to originate (in)

Readings

Japanese names:
もと
Chinese:
shi3
Korean:
si

Spanish

  • comenzar
  • empezar
  • empezar (trans.)
  • empezar (intrans.)

Portuguese

  • iniciar
  • começar

French

  • commencer
  • débuter
225 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
304 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
288 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
465 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1208 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
545 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
155 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1092 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
494 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
503 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
129 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
439 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
335 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
211 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
252 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
755 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6166 Morohashi
281 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1203 New Nelson (John Haig)
747 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
809 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
321 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
299 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1777 2001 Kanji
3e5.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
4346.0 Four corner code
27-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
59cb Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
end, close, tip, powder, posterity
Kun:
すえうらうれ
On:
マツバツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
456 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 末 【マツ】 the end of, powder
  • 末日 【マツジツ】 last day (of a month)
  • 幕末 【バクマツ】 closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate, end of Edo era
  • 終末 【シュウマツ】 end, close, conclusion, termination
  • 末路 【マツロ】 last days, the end, one's fate
  • 末裔 【マツエイ】 descendant

Kun reading compounds

  • 末 【すえ】 tip, top, end, close (e.g. close of the month), youngest child, descendants, offspring, posterity, future, finally, trivialities
  • 末広 【すえひろ】 spreading out like an open fan, becoming prosperous, folding fan, ceremonial folding fan
  • 来月末 【らいげつまつ】 end of next month
  • 末の末 【すえのすえ】 the last
  • 末 【うら】 top end, tip
  • 末枯れ 【うらがれ】 dying of the little twigs and branches
  • 末 【うれ】 new shoots, new growth (of a tree)
  • 末葉 【うらば】 end leaves, top leaves, last leaves, the last descendant, the last days of any age, end, close
  • 木の末 【このうれ】 treetop, tip of a branch

Readings

Chinese:
mo4
Korean:
mal

Spanish

  • aún
  • punta
  • extremo
  • final
  • polvo
  • fin
  • futuro
  • el más joven

Portuguese

  • não ainda
  • fim
  • fechar
  • dica
  • posteridade

French

  • extrémité
  • fin
  • dernier
  • poudre
  • avenir
  • postérité
515 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
615 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
587 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
528 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
177 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
565 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
616 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
211 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
305 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
305 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
584 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1047 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4317 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2184 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2940 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
222 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14420 Morohashi
3505 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2534 New Nelson (John Haig)
217 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
230 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
457 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1464 2001 Kanji
0a5.26 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-3 SKIP code
5090.0 Four corner code
43-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
672b Unicode hex code