Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
cow 牛 (牜)
Parts:
cow
Kun:
うし
On:
ギュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1202 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 牛 【ウシ】 cattle (Bos taurus), cow, bull, ox, calf, beef, Chinese "Ox" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 牛肉 【ギュウニク】 beef
  • 肉牛 【ニクギュウ】 beef cattle
  • 海牛 【カイギュウ】 sirenian (any aquatic mammal of order Sirenia, incl. manatees, and dugongs), sea cow

Kun reading compounds

  • 牛 【うし】 cattle (Bos taurus), cow, bull, ox, calf, beef, Chinese "Ox" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 牛車 【ぎゅうしゃ】 ox carriage (for Heian era nobles), oxcart
  • 去勢牛 【きょせいうし】 ox, bullock
  • 麝香牛 【じゃこううし】 muskox (Ovibos moschatus), musk ox

Readings

Japanese names:
うじ、 ご
Chinese:
niu2
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • vaca
  • ganado

Portuguese

  • Vaca

French

  • vache
62 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
108 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
97 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
909 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2852 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
534 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
213 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
111 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
281 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
281 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
483 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1289 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2151 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2903 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
251 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19922 Morohashi
3452 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3532 New Nelson (John Haig)
245 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
260 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
88 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2455 2001 Kanji
4g0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
2500.0 Four corner code
21-77 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
725b Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
sword, saber, knife
Kun:
かたなそり
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N1
1794 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 刀 【カタナ】 (single-edged) sword, katana, dagger, knife, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money, knife-shaped commodity money used in Zhou dynasty China
  • 刀剣 【トウケン】 sword, dagger, knife, bayonet
  • 小刀 【コガタナ】 (small) knife, short sword, small sword
  • 太刀 【タチ】 long sword

Kun reading compounds

  • 刀 【かたな】 (single-edged) sword, katana, dagger, knife, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money, knife-shaped commodity money used in Zhou dynasty China
  • 刀折れ矢尽きて 【かたなおれやつきて】 having exhausted every available means, having broken one's sword and exhausted one's arrows
  • 一刀 【いっとう】 sword, blade, single stroke
  • 剃刀 【かみそり】 razor
  • オッカムの剃刀 【オッカムのかみそり】 Occam's razor, Ockham's razor

Readings

Japanese names:
き、 ち、 と、 わき
Chinese:
dao1
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • espada

Portuguese

  • espada
  • sabre
  • faca

French

  • épée
  • sabre
  • couteau
289 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
198 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
181 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1494 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
665 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
34 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1088 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
12 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
37 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
37 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
441 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
177 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3642 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2534 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
84 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1845 Morohashi
2926 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
448 New Nelson (John Haig)
83 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
87 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
81 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3545 2001 Kanji
2f0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-1-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1722.0 Four corner code
37-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5200 Unicode hex code