Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
pierce, 8 1/3lbs, penetrate, brace
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1156 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 貫 【カン】 kan (obs. unit of weight, approx. 3.75 kg, 8.3 lb), kan (obs. unit of currency), pieces of sushi
  • 貫通 【カンツウ】 piercing, penetrating, perforating, passing through, being well versed (in something)
  • 終始一貫 【シュウシイッカン】 consistently, unchangingly, throughout
  • 縦貫 【ジュウカン】 running through, traversal

Kun reading compounds

  • 貫く 【つらぬく】 to go through, to pierce, to penetrate, to run through (e.g. a river through a city), to pass through, to stick to (opinion, principles, etc.), to carry out, to persist with, to keep (e.g. faith), to maintain (e.g. independence)
  • 貫 【ぬき】 crosspiece (between pillars, etc.), penetrating tie beam
  • 貫き通す 【つらぬきとおす】 to go through, to pierce, to penetrate, to stick to (opinion, principles, etc.), to carry out, to persist with, to keep (e.g. faith), to maintain (e.g. independence)
  • 吹き抜き 【ふきぬき】 stairwell, atrium, streamer, pennant
  • 指貫 【さしぬき】 type of hakama worn in ancient times

Readings

Japanese names:
つら、 ぬく
Chinese:
guan4
Korean:
gwan

Spanish

  • perforar
  • penetrar
  • desempeñar
  • cumplir

Portuguese

  • furar
  • medida de peso com 8 1/ 3 lbs
  • penetrar
  • gancho

French

  • percer
  • kan (= 3750 g)
  • pénétrer
  • cohérence
  • soutien (renfort)
1102 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1128 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2469 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1198 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1778 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1754 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
914 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
936 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1714 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1725 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3112 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1593 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2174 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
103 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36681 Morohashi
2460 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5778 New Nelson (John Haig)
102 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
106 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1487 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3661 2001 Kanji
7b4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-7 SKIP code
7780.6 Four corner code
20-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8cab 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】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, 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 【コウベ】 head
  • 頭打ち 【アタマウチ】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 竜頭 【リュウズ】 crown (of a watch), stem, cannon (of a bell)
  • 飛竜頭 【ヒリョウズ】 filhos (traditional Portuguese dessert), deep-fried tofu mixed with thinly sliced vegetables
  • 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】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, 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, 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, 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
Chinese:
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
38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
clothes 衣 (衤)
Parts:
garment, clothes, dressing
Kun:
ころもきぬ-ぎ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1214 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 衣 【キヌ】 clothing, garment, dress
  • 衣装 【イショウ】 clothing, costume, outfit, garment, dress
  • 着衣 【チャクイ】 clothes (that one is wearing), wearing clothes
  • 脱衣 【ダツイ】 undressing, taking off one's clothes
  • 衣鉢 【イハツ】 mysteries of one's master's art, robes and a bowl (monk's key possessions auctioned off at his funeral), transmission of the dharma from master to disciple (in Zen)
  • 衣紋 【エモン】 dress, clothes, drapery
  • 着衣 【チャクイ】 clothes (that one is wearing), wearing clothes
  • 衣替え 【コロモガエ】 seasonal change of clothing, changing (one's) dress for the season, renovation, facelift, changing appearance

Kun reading compounds

  • 衣 【ころも】 clothes, garment, gown, robe, coating (e.g. glaze, batter, icing)
  • 衣替え 【ころもがえ】 seasonal change of clothing, changing (one's) dress for the season, renovation, facelift, changing appearance
  • 砂糖の衣 【さとうのころも】 frosting (e.g. on a cake), icing
  • 紅葉の衣 【もみじのころも】 comparing beautiful autumn leaves to a garment
  • 衣 【きぬ】 clothing, garment, dress
  • 如月 【きさらぎ】 second month of the lunar calendar

Readings

Chinese:
yi1, yi4
Korean:
eui

Spanish

  • prenda
  • ropas
  • vestidos

Portuguese

  • vestuário
  • roupas
  • vestindo

French

  • vêtement
  • habillement
341 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
444 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
420 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1019 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4214 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
605 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
878 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
520 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
677 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
690 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
889 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1619 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2506 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1270 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1736 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
403 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34091 Morohashi
2013 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5420 New Nelson (John Haig)
396 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
423 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
461 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
465 2001 Kanji
5e0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
3-4-2 SKIP code
3-3-3 SKIP code
0073.2 Four corner code
16-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8863 Unicode hex code