Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
steel
Kun:
はがね
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1246 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鋼 【ハガネ】 steel
  • 鋼材 【コウザイ】 steel material
  • 粗鋼 【ソコウ】 crude steel
  • 製鋼 【セイコウ】 steel manufacture

Kun reading compounds

  • 鋼 【はがね】 steel
  • 鋼色 【はがねいろ】 steel blue
  • 玉鋼 【たまはがね】 steel made from iron sand or black sand (used in sword blades)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gang1, gang4
Korean:
gang

Spanish

  • acero

Portuguese

  • aço

French

  • acier
874 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
864 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
867 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4883 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1509 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1851 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1608 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1715 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1337 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1825 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2183 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1145 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1551 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1981 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40509 Morohashi
1740 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6302 New Nelson (John Haig)
1962 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2113 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
992 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2853 2001 Kanji
8a8.20 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-8 SKIP code
8712.0 Four corner code
1-25-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
92fc Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
Variants:
iron
Kun:
くろがね
On:
テツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
672 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鉄 【テツ】 iron (Fe), strong and hard (as iron), railway, railway enthusiast
  • 鉄製 【テッセイ】 made of iron
  • 国鉄 【コクテツ】 national railway (esp. former Japan National Railways)
  • 新日本製鐵 【シンニッポンセイテツ】 Nippon Steel Corporation

Kun reading compounds

  • 黒金 【くろがね】 iron

Readings

Japanese names:
けん、 てっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tie3
Korean:
cheol

Spanish

  • hierro
  • acero

Portuguese

  • ferro

French

  • fer
283 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
374 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
353 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
327 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4844 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
242 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
976 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1948 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
312 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
312 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
147 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1814 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2147 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1126 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1527 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
854 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40285 Morohashi
1711 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6253 New Nelson (John Haig)
846 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
909 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
449 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
422 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2863 2001 Kanji
8a5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-5 SKIP code
8513.0 Four corner code
1-37-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9244 Unicode hex code