Jisho

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18 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
Variants:
chain, irons, connection
Kun:
くさりとざ.す
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1250 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 閉ざす 【トザス】 to shut, to close, to fasten, to lock, to block (a street, entrance, etc.), to shut in (with snow, ice, etc.), to shut off, to cut off, to cover (e.g. in darkness), to consume (with negative feelings), to fill (e.g. with sadness), to bury (e.g. in grief)
  • 鎖国 【サコク】 national isolation, closing the country (to foreigners), sakoku, policy of national isolation enacted by the Tokugawa shogunate
  • 経済封鎖 【ケイザイフウサ】 economic blockade, embargo
  • 学級閉鎖 【ガッキュウヘイサ】 temporary closing of classes

Kun reading compounds

  • 鎖 【くさり】 chain, chains
  • 鎖編み 【くさりあみ】 chain stitch
  • 救命の鎖 【きゅうめいのくさり】 chain of survival
  • 人間の鎖 【にんげんのくさり】 human chain (chain of people holding hands, usually in protest)
  • 閉ざす 【とざす】 to shut, to close, to fasten, to lock, to block (a street, entrance, etc.), to shut in (with snow, ice, etc.), to shut off, to cut off, to cover (e.g. in darkness), to consume (with negative feelings), to fill (e.g. with sadness), to bury (e.g. in grief)

Readings

Chinese:
suo3
Korean:
swae

Spanish

  • conexión
  • cerrar
  • cadena

Portuguese

  • cadeias
  • ferros
  • conexão

French

  • chaîne
  • fers
  • liens
1286 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1605 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4901 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1698 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1856 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1819 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1968 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1338 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1832 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2213 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1573 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1956 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40708P Morohashi
1761 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6325 New Nelson (John Haig)
1937 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2087 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1908 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2861 2001 Kanji
8a10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-10 SKIP code
8918.6 Four corner code
26-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9396 Unicode hex code