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

8 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
religion, sect, denomination, main point, origin, essence
Kun:
むね
On:
シュウソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
997 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 宗 【シュウ】 sect, denomination, tenets (of a religious sect)
  • 宗教 【シュウキョウ】 religion, religious affiliation, belief, faith, creed, religious activity
  • 改宗 【カイシュウ】 religious conversion
  • 浄土真宗 【ジョウドシンシュウ】 Jōdo Shinshū (offshoot of the Jōdo sect), True Pure Land School
  • 宗 【ソウ】 origin, source, virtuous ancestor
  • 宗家 【ソウケ】 head of family, originator
  • 大宗 【タイソウ】 leading figure, foundation
  • 皇宗 【コウソウ】 imperial ancestors

Kun reading compounds

  • 旨 【むね】 principle, aim, main purpose, central part, pillar, purport, gist, drift, meaning, instructions, orders, intention, wishes
  • 正宗 【まさむね】 famous sword, sword blade by Masamune, sake, Japanese rice wine, brand of sake from Nada region during Tenpō era (1830-1844)

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 し、 そ、 そお、 たか、 とし、 のり、 ひろ、 むな、 もと、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zong1
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • enseñanzas religiosas
  • fundamento
  • origen

Portuguese

  • religião
  • seita
  • denominação
  • ponto principal
  • origem
  • essência

French

  • religion
  • secte
  • confession
  • point principal
  • origine
  • essence
805 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
899 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
889 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1023 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1294 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
248 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1206 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
679 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
616 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
626 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
816 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
471 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2769 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1419 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1109 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7106 Morohashi
2228 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1321 New Nelson (John Haig)
1100 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1181 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
865 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
741 2001 Kanji
3m5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3090.1 Four corner code
1-29-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b97 Unicode hex code