Jisho

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17 strokes
Radical:
rain
Parts:
frost
Kun:
しも
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2151 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 霜害 【ソウガイ】 frost damage
  • 霜剣 【ソウケン】 cold sharp sword, blade of ice
  • 星霜 【セイソウ】 years, time
  • 幾星霜 【イクセイソウ】 many months and years

Kun reading compounds

  • 霜 【しも】 frost, white hair, grey hair, gray hair
  • 霜降り 【しもふり】 speckled with white, salt-and-pepper (pattern, fabric, etc.), marbling (of beef), (of fish, chicken, shellfish, etc.) blanching by exposure to boiling and then icy water, formation of frost
  • 朝霜 【あさしも】 morning frost
  • 露霜 【つゆじも】 frozen dew, frost and dew, years, time

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shuang1
Korean:
sang

Spanish

  • escarcha
  • blanco
  • tiempo

Portuguese

  • geada

French

  • gel
  • givre
1529 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1630 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5064 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1352 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1892 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2694 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
948 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
978 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1689 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1868 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3491 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1801 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2451 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
433 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42363 Morohashi
2815 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6542 New Nelson (John Haig)
426 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
455 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1888 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3179 2001 Kanji
8d9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-9 SKIP code
1096.1 Four corner code
1096.3 Four corner code
1-33-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
971c Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
moon, month
Parts:
month, moon
Kun:
つき
On:
ゲツガツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
23 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 月 【ゲツ】 Monday
  • 月額 【ゲツガク】 monthly amount (sum)
  • 隔月 【カクゲツ】 every second month, every other month
  • 望月 【モチヅキ】 full moon, moon on the 15th day of the month (by the lunar calendar), full moon of the eighth lunar month
  • 月中 【ゲツチュウ】 (for the) whole month
  • 月輪 【ゲツリン】 (full) moon, moon when it's round
  • 旧正月 【キュウショウガツ】 lunar New Year (esp. the Chinese New Year)
  • お正月 【オショウガツ】 New Year (esp. first three days), first month of the year, January

Kun reading compounds

  • 月 【つき】 moon, month
  • 月末 【げつまつ】 end of the month
  • 卯月 【うづき】 fourth month of the lunar calendar
  • 祥月 【しょうつき】 month of a person's death

Readings

Japanese names:
おと、 がっ、 す、 ずき、 もり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yue4
Korean:
weol

Spanish

  • mes
  • luna

Portuguese

  • mês
  • lua

French

  • lune
  • mois
12 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
14 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
16 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
26 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2169 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
13 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
59 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
80 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
17 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
17 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
17 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1002 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3674 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1876 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2556 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
13 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14330 Morohashi
2956 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2530 New Nelson (John Haig)
13 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
13 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
66 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
28 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3946 2001 Kanji
4b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-1 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
1-23-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6708 Unicode hex code