Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
sound
Parts:
sound, noise
Kun:
おと
On:
オンイン-ノン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
491 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 音 【オト】 sound, noise, report, note, fame, Chinese-derived character reading
  • 音楽 【オンガク】 music
  • 防音 【ボウオン】 soundproof(ing)
  • 異口同音 【イクドウオン】 (saying) with one voice, unanimously, in chorus, in unison, as one
  • 音信 【オンシン】 correspondence, news, letter, tidings
  • 鸚哥 【インコ】 true parrot (esp. small parrots such as the parakeet, lory and conure)
  • 玉音 【ギョクオン】 the Emperor's voice, beautiful voice, beautiful sound
  • 唐音 【トウオン】 tō-on, Tang reading, on reading of a kanji based on Song dynasty and later Chinese

Kun reading compounds

  • 音 【おと】 sound, noise, report, note, fame, Chinese-derived character reading
  • 音合せ 【おとあわせ】 (musical) tuning
  • 鈍い音 【にぶいおと】 dull sound, muffled sound
  • 風音 【かざおと】 sound of the wind
  • 音 【おと】 sound, noise, report, note, fame, Chinese-derived character reading
  • 音色 【ねいろ】 tone color, tone colour, tone quality, timbre
  • 弱音 【よわね】 feeble complaint, whine
  • 高音 【こうおん】 high-pitched tone, soprano

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 と
Chinese:
yin1
Korean:
eum

Spanish

  • sonido
  • ruido

Portuguese

  • som
  • barulho

French

  • son
  • bruit
50 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
33 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
6 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
402 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5110 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
206 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
274 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
962 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
347 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
347 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
620 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1879 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2570 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1312 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1783 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
490 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43265 Morohashi
2070 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6607 New Nelson (John Haig)
479 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
518 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
78 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
478 2001 Kanji
5b4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
0060.1 Four corner code
1-18-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
97f3 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】 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 【ズ】 head
  • 頭 【コウベ】 head
  • 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】 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, 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
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
1-38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code