Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
Variants:
utmost, most, extreme
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
82 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 最 【サイ】 the most, the extreme, prime, conspicuous
  • 最悪 【サイアク】 worst, horrible, horrid, awful, terrible, in the worst case, if worst comes to worst

Kun reading compounds

  • 最も 【もっとも】 most, extremely
  • 最も重要 【もっともじゅうよう】 most important, central, matters most, overriding, top

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
zui4
Korean:
choe

Spanish

  • prefijo para superlativo
  • más
  • sumamente
  • extremadamente

Portuguese

  • Capacidade máxima
  • maior
  • extremo

French

  • le plus
  • ultra-
  • extrême
402 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
510 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
484 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
121 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2146 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
291 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
612 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1742 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.11 Japanese for Busy People
263 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
263 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
439 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1000 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3120 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1599 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
829 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14301 Morohashi
2472 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2492 New Nelson (John Haig)
821 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
884 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
99 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
587 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3867 2001 Kanji
4c8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-8 SKIP code
6014.7 Four corner code
26-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6700 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
first time, beginning
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
152 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 初夏 【ショカ】 early summer, fourth month of the lunar calendar
  • 初演 【ショエン】 first performance
  • 年初 【ネンショ】 beginning of the year
  • 原初 【ゲンショ】 origin, source, beginning, starting point

Kun reading compounds

  • 始め 【はじめ】 beginning, start, outset, opening, first (in line, etc.), origin, such as ..., not to mention ...
  • 初めて 【はじめて】 for the first time, only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...
  • 初めて 【はじめて】 for the first time, only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...
  • 初 【はつ】 first, new
  • 初夏 【しょか】 early summer, fourth month of the lunar calendar
  • 業界初 【ぎょうかいはつ】 the industry's first ...
  • 人生初 【じんせいはつ】 (for the) first time in one's life

Readings

Japanese names:
し、 はっ
Chinese:
chu1
Korean:
cho

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • primero

Portuguese

  • primeiros tempos
  • começo

French

  • première fois
  • commencement
428 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
535 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
507 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
261 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4215 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
636 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
353 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
427 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
679 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
692 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
440 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
181 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1433 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
759 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1031 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
411 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1911 Morohashi
1116 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
469 New Nelson (John Haig)
404 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
431 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
279 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
483 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
645 2001 Kanji
5e2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
3722.0 Four corner code
29-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
521d Unicode hex code