Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
divide, distinguish, choose
Parts:
Variants:
explanation
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1097 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 釈明 【シャクメイ】 explanation, vindication
  • 釈放 【シャクホウ】 release, liberation, acquittal
  • 解釈 【カイシャク】 interpretation, explanation, reading, construction
  • 注釈 【チュウシャク】 notes, comment, remark, annotation
  • 釈然 【シャクゼン】 fully satisfied (with an explanation, apology, etc.), happy, cleared of doubt

Readings

Japanese names:
しゃ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
seog

Spanish

  • explicación
  • interpretación
  • perdón
  • abreviatura de Buda

Portuguese

  • explicação

French

  • explication
  • justification
802 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
885 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1214 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4809 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
660 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1841 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1395 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
595 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
605 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
763 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1800 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1876 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
997 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1349 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1927 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40120P Morohashi
1484 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6203 New Nelson (John Haig)
1908 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2057 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1494 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2262 2001 Kanji
6b5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
2798.7 Four corner code
1-28-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91c8 Unicode hex code

8 strokes (also 7 and 9)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
(used phonetically)
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
2160 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 迦具土神 【カグツチノカミ】 Kagutsuchi, fire deity who burned to death his mother Izanami during childbirth (and was therefore beheaded by his father Izanagi)
  • 迦葉仏 【カショウブツ】 Kassapa Buddha, Kasyapa Buddha, Kashyapa Buddha
  • 釈迦 【シャカ】 Gautama Buddha, Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha
  • 波波迦 【ハハカ】 Japanese bird cherry (Prunus grayana)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jia1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

  • sonido "ka" en sánscrito

Portuguese

French

4673 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
999 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3982 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2767 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
38789X Morohashi
6027 New Nelson (John Haig)
2959 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2966 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2q5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
3630.0 Four corner code
1-18-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8fe6 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.
  • 頭取 【トウドリ】 (bank) president, greenroom manager (in a theater)
  • 先頭 【セントウ】 head (of a line, group, etc.), front, lead, forefront, vanguard
  • 没頭 【ボットウ】 immersing oneself in, being absorbed in, devoting oneself to, giving oneself up entirely to
  • 頭 【ズ】 head
  • 頭痛 【ズツウ】 headache
  • 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.
  • 頭取 【トウドリ】 (bank) president, greenroom manager (in a theater)
  • 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