Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
bamboo
Kun:
たけ
On:
チク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N2
593 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 竹林 【チクリン】 bamboo thicket, bamboo grove
  • 竹馬 【タケウマ】 stilts (for walking), hobby horse
  • 爆竹 【バクチク】 firecracker
  • 破竹 【ハチク】 breaking bamboo

Kun reading compounds

  • 竹 【たけ】 bamboo (any grass of subfamily Bambusoideae), middle (of a three-tier ranking system)
  • 竹馬 【たけうま】 stilts (for walking), hobby horse
  • 笛竹 【ふえたけ】 bamboo flute, bamboo for making flutes, wind and string instruments
  • 苦竹 【にがたけ】 Japanese timber bamboo (Phyllostachys bambsoides), giant timber bamboo, madake, Simon bamboo (Pleioblastus simonii)

Readings

Japanese names:
たか
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhu2
Korean:
jug

Spanish

  • bambú

Portuguese

  • bambu

French

  • bambou
113 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
71 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
170 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
719 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3366 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
68 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
790 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
247 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
129 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
129 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
374 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1471 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
267 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
168 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
201 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
946 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25841 Morohashi
228 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4246 New Nelson (John Haig)
937 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1007 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
59 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2353 2001 Kanji
6f0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
8822.0 Four corner code
1-35-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7af9 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】 sword (esp. Japanese single-edged), katana, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient 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 (esp. the tachi, worn on the hip edge down by samurai), large sword, straight single-edged Japanese sword (from the mid-Heian period or earlier), guandao, Chinese glaive

Kun reading compounds

  • 刀 【かたな】 sword (esp. Japanese single-edged), katana, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient 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
  • 返す刀 【かえすかたな】 attacking one opponent then immediately attacking another
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-37-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5200 Unicode hex code