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
  • 馬頭 【メズ】 horse-headed demon (in hell)
  • 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)
  • 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

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
Variants:
lower, short, humble
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
435 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 低 【テイ】 low (level, value, price, etc.)
  • 低温 【テイオン】 low temperature
  • 高低 【コウテイ】 high and low, rise and fall
  • 西高東低 【セイコウトウテイ】 high barometric pressure to the west, low pressure to the east

Kun reading compounds

  • 低い 【ひくい】 low (rank, degree, value, content, quality, etc.), low (position), close to the ground, short (height), deep (voice), in a low key, low (volume)
  • 低い優先順位 【ひくいゆうせんじゅんい】 low priority (e.g. cell)
  • 低める 【ひくめる】 to lower, to be lowered
  • 低まる 【ひくまる】 to lower, to be lowered

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
di1
Korean:
jeo

Spanish

  • bajo
  • barato
  • humilde
  • pequeño
  • bajar
  • ser bajado

Portuguese

  • abaixe
  • humilde
  • curto

French

  • bas
  • petit (taille)
  • humble
677 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
575 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
548 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
518 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
406 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
690 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
113 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
561 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
570 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
108 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
82 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
82 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
54 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
57 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1848 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
504 Morohashi
73 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
166 New Nelson (John Haig)
1831 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1973 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
487 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2156 2001 Kanji
2a5.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2224.0 Four corner code
1-36-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f4e Unicode hex code