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

  • 孟子 【モウシ】 Mencius (372-289 BCE), Mengzi, Mencius (one of the Four Books)
  • 孟夏 【モウカ】 beginning of summer, fourth month of the lunar calendar
  • 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

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:
springtime, spring (season)
Kun:
はる
On:
シュン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
579 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 春秋 【シュンジュウ】 spring and autumn, spring and fall, years, age, The Spring and Autumn Annals, The Chronicles of Lu, Chunqiu, Ch'un Ch'iu
  • 春季 【シュンキ】 spring season
  • 昨春 【サクシュン】 last spring, the spring of last year
  • 売春 【バイシュン】 prostitution

Kun reading compounds

  • 春 【はる】 spring, springtime, New Year, prime (of life), height (of one's prosperity), heyday, adolescence, puberty, sexuality, sexual desire
  • 春秋 【しゅんじゅう】 spring and autumn, spring and fall, years, age, The Spring and Autumn Annals, The Chronicles of Lu, Chunqiu, Ch'un Ch'iu
  • 小春 【こはる】 10th month of the lunisolar calendar (traditional first month of winter, approx. November), late autumn, late fall
  • 行く春 【ゆくはる】 the fading of spring

Readings

Japanese names:
あずま、 かす、 すの、 ひ、 わら
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chun1
Korean:
chun

Spanish

  • primavera
  • comienzo del año
  • tiempos de juventud

Portuguese

  • primaveril
  • primavera (estação)

French

  • printemps
91 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
158 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
141 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
461 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2122 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
162 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
188 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
963 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
460 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
468 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
96 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
971 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3184 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1644 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2232 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1582 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13844 Morohashi
2576 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2453 New Nelson (John Haig)
1568 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1690 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
179 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1478 2001 Kanji
4c5.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
4-9-2 SKIP code
5060.3 Four corner code
1-29-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6625 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
cannon, gun
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1268 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 砲 【ホウ】 gun, cannon, artillery, ordnance
  • 砲火 【ホウカ】 gunfire, fire
  • 主砲 【シュホウ】 main battery, main armament
  • 迫撃砲 【ハクゲキホウ】 mortar

Readings

Japanese names:
づつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
pao4
Korean:
po

Spanish

  • cañón
  • pistola

Portuguese

  • canhão
  • arma

French

  • canon
  • fusil
1800 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1217 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3185 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
993 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1569 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1764 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1894 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1631 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1402 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1479 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
785 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1065 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
538 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24120P Morohashi
1151 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3998 New Nelson (John Haig)
532 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
571 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1372 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3356 2001 Kanji
5a5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
1761.2 Four corner code
1-43-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7832 Unicode hex code

21 strokes
Radical:
boat
Parts:
warship
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1363 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 艦 【カン】 warship
  • 艦船 【カンセン】 (ocean) vessels, warship
  • 駆逐艦 【クチクカン】 destroyer (ship)
  • 巡洋艦 【ジュンヨウカン】 cruiser

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian4
Korean:
ham

Spanish

  • buque de guerra

Portuguese

  • navio de guerra

French

  • navire de guerre
1116 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1299 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3881 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
942 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1693 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1665 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1779 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1892 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1598 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1817 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
963 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1303 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1893 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30571 Morohashi
1435 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4950 New Nelson (John Haig)
1875 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2020 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1938 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
874 2001 Kanji
6c15.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-15 SKIP code
1-6-14 SKIP code
2841.7 Four corner code
1-20-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8266 Unicode hex code