Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
ancestor, pioneer, founder
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
1226 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 祖 【ソ】 ancestor, forefather, progenitor, originator, pioneer, inventor, founder, grandfather
  • 祖国 【ソコク】 motherland, fatherland, native country
  • 元祖 【ガンソ】 originator, pioneer, inventor, founder, progenitor, primogenitor, founder of a family line
  • 教祖 【キョウソ】 founder of a religious sect

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
zu3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • antepasado
  • pionero
  • fundador

Portuguese

  • antecessor
  • pioneiro
  • fundador

French

  • ancêtre
  • pionnier
  • fondateur
657 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
758 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
736 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1325 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3243 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
540 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
772 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
850 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
622 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
632 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
824 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1423 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1145 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
617 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
823 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1795 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24664P Morohashi
914 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4083 New Nelson (John Haig)
1779 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1918 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
701 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
673 2001 Kanji
4e5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
3721.0 Four corner code
1-33-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7956 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
expert, teacher, master, model, exemplar, army (incl. counter), war
Kun:
いくさ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
563 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 師 【シ】 teacher, master, one's mentor, religious leader, specialist, five-battalion brigade comprising 2500 men (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army)
  • 獅子 【シシ】 lion, left-hand guardian dog at a Shinto shrine
  • 大師 【ダイシ】 great teacher (i.e. a buddha, bodhisattva or high monk, esp. Kobo Daishi)
  • 歯科医師 【シカイシ】 dentist

Readings

Japanese names:
のし、 のり、 もろ、 かず、 つかさ、 みつ、 もと
Chinese:
shi1
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • maestro
  • profesor
  • experto
  • técnico

Portuguese

  • perito
  • professor
  • mestre
  • exército
  • guerra

French

  • maître
  • expert
  • professeur
  • exemplaire
  • modèle
  • armée
  • guerre
624 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
720 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
693 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
490 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
113 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
547 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
496 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1130 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
409 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
415 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
967 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
563 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1680 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
892 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1211 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1277 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8916 Morohashi
1326 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1562 New Nelson (John Haig)
1269 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1361 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
438 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
714 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
844 2001 Kanji
3f7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-4 SKIP code
2172.7 Four corner code
1-27-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e2b Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
Variants:
Zen, silent meditation
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1902 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 禅 【ゼン】 dhyana (profound meditation), Zen (Buddhism)
  • 禅寺 【ゼンデラ】 Zen temple
  • 吹禅 【スイゼン】 Zen blowing meditation (performed with shakuhachi)
  • 如来禅 【ニョライゼン】 Zen Buddhism based on the original teachings of Buddha

Readings

Chinese:
shan4, chan2
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • Zen
  • meditación

Portuguese

  • Zen
  • meditação silenciosa

French

  • Zen
  • méditation
1502 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1551 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3255 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1063 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1580 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1886 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1540 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1642 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
589 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1426 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1306 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
708 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
947 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1949 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24787P Morohashi
1032 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4104 New Nelson (John Haig)
1930 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2080 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1654 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
655 2001 Kanji
4e9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-9 SKIP code
3225.6 Four corner code
3925.6 Four corner code
1-33-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7985 Unicode hex code