Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
thumb, inch
Parts:
measurement, tenth of a shaku, a little, small
On:
スン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1669 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 寸 【スン】 sun (approx. 3.03 cm), length, measurement, shortness, tininess
  • 寸前 【スンゼン】 just before, on the verge of, on the brink of, just in front of, just ahead of
  • 原寸 【ゲンスン】 actual size, full size
  • 外寸 【ガイスン】 external dimensions, outer size

Readings

Japanese names:
す、 みき
Chinese:
cun4
Korean:
chon

Spanish

  • longitud
  • medida
  • un poco
  • sólo
  • antigua unidad de medida

Portuguese

  • medição
  • medida valendo pés/ 10

French

  • dimension
  • un peu
  • sun = 3,03 cm (1/10 de shaku)
920 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
909 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1523 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1348 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1045 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1220 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
34 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1894 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2070 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
367 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
499 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3652 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1864 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2541 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
45 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7411 Morohashi
2935 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1372 New Nelson (John Haig)
45 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
45 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
828 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1448 2001 Kanji
0a3.17 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-1 SKIP code
4-3-3 SKIP code
4030.0 Four corner code
1-32-3 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bf8 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】 in front (of), before (e.g. the house), ago, before, previously, prior, (minutes) to (the hour), front (of something), head (e.g. of a line), fore part, front (e.g. seat), previous (e.g. entry in a list), prior, former, (in the) presence (of), in front (of someone), forward, ahead, helping, portion, front of the body, 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
1-33-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
524d Unicode hex code