Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
potato
Kun:
いも
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2418 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 海芋 【カイウ】 calla (Zantedcschia aethiopica)
  • 阿蘭陀海芋 【オランダカイウ】 calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)

Kun reading compounds

  • 芋 【いも】 tuber, taro, potato, yam, yokel, bumpkin, dud, worthless thing
  • 芋片喰 【いもかたばみ】 jointed woodsorrel (Oxalis articulata)
  • 焼き芋 【やきいも】 roasted sweet potato, baked sweet potato
  • 唐芋 【とういも】 sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yu4
Korean:
u, hu

Spanish

  • patata
  • batata

Portuguese

  • batata

French

  • pomme de terre
1011 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
2001 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3896 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1682 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1694 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
288 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1909 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2081 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1834 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
639 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2706 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1381 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1868 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1670 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30670P Morohashi
2181 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4964 New Nelson (John Haig)
1655 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1784 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1088 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1947 2001 Kanji
3k3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
4440.1 Four corner code
1-16-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
828b Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
head, counter for large animals
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
433 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 top of the head
  • 教頭 【キョウトウ】 deputy head teacher, vice principal
  • 会頭 【カイトウ】 society president
  • 頭 【ズ】 head
  • 頭打ち 【アタマウチ】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 馬頭 【メズ】 horse-headed demon (in hell)
  • 竜頭 【リュウズ】 crown (of a watch), stem, cannon (of a bell), something in the shape of a dragon's head (esp. a helmet crest)
  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 top of the head
  • 鳥兜 【トリカブト】 aconite (esp. species Aconitum japonicum), wolfsbane, monkshood, traditional bugaku hat

Kun reading compounds

  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, down payment, deposit, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭打ち 【あたまうち】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 石頭 【いしあたま】 obstinate person, stubbornness, pigheadedness, hard head (like a rock)
  • ごま塩頭 【ごましおあたま】 salt and pepper hair, dark hair streaked with gray
  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, down payment, deposit, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭文字 【かしらもじ】 first letter of a word, capital letter (at the start of a word or sentence), initials (of one's name)
  • 鯛の尾より鰯の頭 【たいのおよりいわしのかしら】 better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
  • め組の頭 【めぐみのかしら】 fire brigade chief (in Edo), chief fireman
  • 頭 【こうべ】 head
  • 頭を振る 【かぶりをふる】 to shake one's head (in denial)

Readings

Japanese names:
かみ、 がみ、 ちゃん、 つむり、 づ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tou2, tou5
Korean:
du

Spanish

  • cabeza
  • principio
  • delantera

Portuguese

  • cabeça
  • sufixo para contagem de animais grandes

French

  • tête
  • compteur de gros animaux
294 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
186 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
386 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4469 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
519 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
275 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2504 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
276 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
276 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
166 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1889 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2019 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1073 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1453 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43490 Morohashi
1604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6639 New Nelson (John Haig)
1441 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1549 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
234 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
238 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3061 2001 Kanji
9a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
1118.6 Four corner code
1-38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code