Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
chief, beginning
Kun:
かしら
On:
モウボウミョウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
2127 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 孟母三遷 【モウボサンセン】 the importance of creating an environment conducive to a child's learning, Mencius' mother, three moves
  • 孟子 【モウシ】 Mencius (372-289 BCE), Mengzi, Mencius (one of the Four Books)
  • 孔孟 【コウモウ】 Confucius and Mencius
  • 論孟 【ロンモウ】 the Confucian Analects and the Discourses of Mencius

Readings

Japanese names:
たけし、 たけ、 はる、 はじめ、 つとむ、 おさ、 はい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
meng4
Korean:
maeng, mang

Spanish

  • jefe
  • principio
  • comienzo
  • grande

Portuguese

French

1269 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
667 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2049 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2760 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1412 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1906 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
6960 Morohashi
2220 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1291 New Nelson (John Haig)
2872 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2c5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
2-2-5 SKIP code
1710.7 Four corner code
1-44-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b5f Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
ice
Parts:
winter
Kun:
ふゆ
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1090 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 冬季 【トウキ】 (season of) winter
  • 冬期 【トウキ】 winter, wintertime, winter term
  • 越冬 【エットウ】 passing the winter, hibernation
  • 春夏秋冬 【シュンカシュウトウ】 spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter, the four seasons

Kun reading compounds

  • 冬 【ふゆ】 winter
  • 冬場 【ふゆば】 wintertime, winter season
  • 真冬 【まふゆ】 midwinter, dead of winter
  • 初冬 【しょとう】 early winter, tenth month of the lunar calendar

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dong1
Korean:
dong

Spanish

  • invierno

Portuguese

  • Inverno

French

  • hiver
120 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
199 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
182 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
903 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1161 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
165 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
125 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
161 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.8 Japanese for Busy People
459 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
467 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
99 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
399 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2679 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1365 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1851 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
434 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1610X Morohashi
2157 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
410 New Nelson (John Haig)
427 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
456 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
112 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2540 2001 Kanji
4i2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
2730.3 Four corner code
1-37-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
51ac Unicode hex code