Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
bungling, clumsy, unskillful
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1938 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 拙 【セツ】 poor, weak, I, me
  • 拙劣 【セツレツ】 clumsy, unskillful
  • 稚拙 【チセツ】 unskillful, childish, immature, naive, artless, clumsy, crude
  • 巧拙 【コウセツ】 skill, workmanship, dexterity, quality

Kun reading compounds

  • 拙い 【つたない】 poor-quality, shoddy, crude, unskillful, inexpert, maladroit, inept, foolish, clumsy, unlucky
  • 拙い文章 【つたないぶんしょう】 poor writing, shoddy writing

Readings

Chinese:
zhuo2, zhuo1
Korean:
jol

Spanish

  • inexperto
  • torpe

Portuguese

  • Mal-ajambrado
  • desajeitado
  • inábil

French

  • maladroit
  • bâclé
  • mon humble (maison, écrit)
1487 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1785 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1880 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1733 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1351 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1801 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1939 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1470 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
875 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
373 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
235 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
280 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
776 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11965 Morohashi
315 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2122 New Nelson (John Haig)
769 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
831 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1180 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1376 2001 Kanji
3c5.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
5207.2 Four corner code
32-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
62d9 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
Variants:
writing brush, writing, painting brush, handwriting
Kun:
ふで
On:
ヒツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1132 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 筆 【フデ】 writing brush, paintbrush, pen, writing with a brush, drawing with a brush, penmanship, something drawn with a brush, writing (composing text), the written word, (land) lot, plot
  • 筆順 【ヒツジュン】 stroke order (esp. of a Chinese character)
  • 自筆 【ジヒツ】 one's own handwriting, autograph, holograph
  • 特筆 【トクヒツ】 special mention

Kun reading compounds

  • 筆 【ふで】 writing brush, paintbrush, pen, writing with a brush, drawing with a brush, penmanship, something drawn with a brush, writing (composing text), the written word, (land) lot, plot
  • 筆跡 【ひっせき】 handwriting, calligraphy specimen, example of penmanship, holograph
  • 面相筆 【めんそうふで】 fine-point brushes
  • 焼き筆 【やきふで】 wooden stick with a burned tip (used to create underdrawings)

Readings

Japanese names:
くし
Chinese:
bi3
Korean:
pil

Spanish

  • pincel
  • escritura
  • pincel de escritura

Portuguese

  • Pincel de escrever
  • escrever
  • pincel
  • manuscrito

French

  • pinceau
  • écriture
701 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
400 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
569 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
940 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3397 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
69 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
794 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1769 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
130 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
130 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
355 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1481 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3317 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1718 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2335 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
952 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25987 Morohashi
2677 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4288 New Nelson (John Haig)
943 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1014 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
410 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2355 2001 Kanji
6f6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-6 SKIP code
8850.7 Four corner code
41-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7b46 Unicode hex code