Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
long stride
Parts:
build
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N4
300 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 建国 【ケンコク】 founding of a nation
  • 建議 【ケンギ】 proposition, motion, proposal, suggestion
  • 経営再建 【ケイエイサイケン】 management reorganization, management reorganisation
  • 財政再建 【ザイセイサイケン】 finance reform, fiscal reconstruction
  • 建立 【コンリュウ】 (act of) building (temple, monument, etc.), erection
  • 再建 【サイコン】 (temple or shrine) rebuilding

Kun reading compounds

  • 建てる 【たてる】 to build, to construct
  • 建て 【たて】 contract, commitment
  • 建て前 【たてまえ】 face, official stance, public position or attitude (as opposed to private thoughts), ceremony for the erection of the framework of a house, tea ceremony procedures, tea ceremony etiquette
  • 建つ 【たつ】 to be erected, to be built

Readings

Japanese names:
たけ、 たつ、 たて
Chinese:
jian4
Korean:
geon

Spanish

  • construir
  • edificar
  • levantarse
  • ser construido

Portuguese

  • Construção

French

  • construire
391 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
498 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
473 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
244 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1549 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
363 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
166 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
995 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.12 Japanese for Busy People
892 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
913 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1055 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
600 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3834 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1965 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2661 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
398 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9574 Morohashi
3090 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1660 New Nelson (John Haig)
391 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
417 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
278 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
524 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3567 2001 Kanji
2q6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-6 SKIP code
3-2-6 SKIP code
1540.0 Four corner code
23-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5efa 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】 ago, before (some event), previously, (minutes) to (the hour), in front (of), before (e.g. the house), head (of a line), front (e.g. of a bus), fore part, in the presence of, helping, portion, 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
33-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
524d Unicode hex code