Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:
daytime, noon
Kun:
ひる
On:
チュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1115 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 昼食 【チュウショク】 lunch, midday meal, food served at a tea party (tea ceremony)
  • 昼間 【ヒルマ】 daytime, during the day, time from sunrise until sunset, diurnal period
  • 春昼 【シュンチュウ】 spring day (which seems long and quiet)

Kun reading compounds

  • 昼 【ひる】 noon, midday, daytime, lunch
  • 昼食 【ちゅうしょく】 lunch, midday meal, food served at a tea party (tea ceremony)
  • 小昼 【こひる】 just before noon, late-morning snack
  • 夜昼 【よるひる】 day and night

Readings

Chinese:
zhou4
Korean:
ju

Spanish

  • día
  • mediodía

Portuguese

  • dia
  • meio-dia

French

  • journée
  • midi
279 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
188 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
172 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
863 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
53 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
828 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
189 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
983 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.15 Japanese for Busy People
470 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
478 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
92 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
974 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3841 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1972 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2668 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1084 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13886 Morohashi
3097 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2450 New Nelson (John Haig)
1075 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1156 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
184 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3772 2001 Kanji
4c5.15 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-6 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
2-8-1 SKIP code
7710.6 Four corner code
35-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
663c 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