Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
Variants:
true, reality, Buddhist sect
Kun:
ま-まこと
On:
シン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
279 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 真 【シン】 truth, reality, genuineness, seriousness, logical truth, printed style writing, star performer
  • 真意 【シンイ】 real intention, true motive, true meaning
  • 組み写真 【クミシャシン】 composite or montage photograph
  • 迫真 【ハクシン】 realistic, true to life

Kun reading compounds

  • 真 【ま】 just, right, due (east), pure, genuine, true, truth
  • 愛 【まな】 beloved, dear
  • 誠に 【まことに】 indeed, really, absolutely, truly, actually, very, quite
  • 実しやか 【まことしやか】 plausible (e.g. of a rumour), believable (e.g. of a story), specious (e.g. of an argument), credible (e.g. of a lie), looking very like the truth
  • 嘘から出たまこと 【うそからでたまこと】 something intended as a lie or joke which (by chance) ends up being true, lie turned truth

Readings

Japanese names:
さな、 さね、 ただ、 ただし、 なお、 のり、 まあ、 まこ、 まさ、 まっ、 まど、 まな、 まゆ、 みち、 も
Chinese:
zhen1
Korean:
jin

Spanish

  • verdad
  • realidad
  • puro
  • genuino
  • verdadero

Portuguese

  • verdadeiro
  • realidade
  • seita do Budismo

French

  • exact
  • vrai
  • réalité
  • secte bouddhiste
438 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
341 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
514 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
278 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
783 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
384 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
227 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1228 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
422 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
428 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
242 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1385 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2616 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1337 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1813 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
75 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23236 Morohashi
2111 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3926 New Nelson (John Haig)
75 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
79 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
195 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
358 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1561 2001 Kanji
2k8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-7-3 SKIP code
4080.1 Four corner code
31-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
771f Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
sabre, sword, blade, clock hand
Kun:
つるぎ
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1305 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 剣 【ケン】 sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword), sabre, saber, blade, bayonet, swordsmanship, stinger, ovipositor, dart
  • 剣士 【ケンシ】 swordsman, swordswoman, fencer
  • 銃剣 【ジュウケン】 bayonet, guns and swords
  • 刀剣 【トウケン】 sword, dagger, knife, bayonet

Kun reading compounds

  • 剣 【けん】 sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword), sabre, saber, blade, bayonet, swordsmanship, stinger, ovipositor, dart
  • 剣の山 【つるぎのやま】 mountain (in hell) covered in swords, which are buried so their tips point upward
  • 月の剣 【つきのつるぎ】 new moon, crescent moon
  • 草薙の剣 【くさなぎのつるぎ】 Kusanagi no Tsurugi (alternate name for Ama-no-Murakumo no Tsurugi; the sword of the Imperial regalia), grass-mowing sword

Readings

Chinese:
jian4
Korean:
geom

Spanish

  • sable
  • espada
  • hoja de espada

Portuguese

  • sabre
  • espada
  • lâmina
  • ponteiro de relógio

French

  • sabre
  • épée
  • lame
  • aiguille de montre
1214 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1248 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
696 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1436 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1095 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1151 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
879 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
900 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
791 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
198 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2104 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1096 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1493 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1687 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2076 Morohashi
1672 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
498 New Nelson (John Haig)
1671 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1801 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1310 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2843 2001 Kanji
2f8.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-2 SKIP code
8250.0 Four corner code
23-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5263 Unicode hex code