Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
claw 爪 (爫)
Parts:
claw, nail, talon
Kun:
つめつま-
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
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On reading compounds

  • 爪牙 【ソウガ】 claws and fangs, claws and tusks, clutches, devious design, means of causing harm, weapon, pawn, stooge, cat's-paw, right-hand man
  • 爪繞 【ソウニョウ】 kanji "claw" radical at left
  • 陥入爪 【カンニュウソウ】 ingrown nail, ingrowing nail
  • 狼爪 【ロウソウ】 dewclaw

Kun reading compounds

  • 爪 【つめ】 nail (e.g. fingernail, toenail), claw, talon, hoof, plectrum, pick, hook, clasp
  • 爪切り 【つめきり】 nail clippers
  • 陥入爪 【かんにゅうそう】 ingrown nail, ingrowing nail
  • 鷹の爪 【たかのつめ】 Gamblea innovans (species of deciduous tree), extremely spicy form of chili pepper, variety of high-quality green tea

Readings

Chinese:
zhua3, zhao3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • uña
  • garra
  • zarpa

Portuguese

French

  • ongle
  • griffe
  • serre
  • plectre
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