Jisho

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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
  • 頭打ち 【アタマウチ】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 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)
  • 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
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

3 strokes
Radical:
dot
Parts:
round, full (month), perfection, -ship, pills, make round, roll up, curl up, seduce, explain away
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
542 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 丸 【ガン】 fishball, meatball, pill
  • 丸剤 【ガンザイ】 pill
  • 一丸 【イチガン】 one lump, one body, one group
  • 雷丸 【ライガン】 raigan (Omphalia lapidescens), parasitic fungus which grows on bamboo, used in Chinese medicine

Kun reading compounds

  • 丸 【まる】 circle, entirety, whole, full, complete, money, dough, moola, enclosure inside a castle's walls, soft-shelled turtle, suffix for ship names, suffix for names of people (esp. infants), suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc., suffix for names of dogs, horses, etc.
  • 丸い 【まるい】 round, circular, spherical, curved, smooth, harmonious, calm, peaceful, amiable, amicable
  • 本丸 【ほんまる】 inner citadel, core, center, centre, focus, crux
  • 鳳凰丸 【ほうおうまる】 Hōō Maru (Western-style Japanese frigate, launched in 1853)
  • 丸める 【まるめる】 to make round, to roll up, to curl up, to seduce, to cajole, to explain away, to round off (a fraction), to lump together
  • 丸い 【まるい】 round, circular, spherical, curved, smooth, harmonious, calm, peaceful, amiable, amicable
  • 丸石 【まるいし】 boulder, cobble

Readings

Japanese names:
ま、 わ、 わに
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wan2
Korean:
hwan

Spanish

  • redondo
  • circular
  • círculo
  • redondear

Portuguese

  • arredondar
  • cheio
  • mês
  • perfeição
  • -nave
  • pílulas
  • espiral para cima
  • seduzir

French

  • rond
  • arrondir
  • entier (mois)
  • pilule
  • perfection
  • suffixe des bateaux
  • se pelotonner
  • se rouler en boule
  • séduire
  • justifier
101 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
830 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
567 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
155 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
922 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
288 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
40 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
644 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
654 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
591 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
17 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4225 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2134 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2883 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
44 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
94 Morohashi
3417 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
34 New Nelson (John Haig)
44 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
44 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
82 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1657 2001 Kanji
0a3.28 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
5001.7 Four corner code
1-20-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e38 Unicode hex code