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】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, 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 【コウベ】 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)
  • 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】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, 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, 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, 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
38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
cut, cutoff, be sharp
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
324 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 切 【セツ】 eager, earnest, ardent, kind, keen, acute
  • 切実 【セツジツ】 earnest, sincere, acute, keen, fervent, pressing, urgent, serious, severe, pertinent, appropriate
  • 懇切 【コンセツ】 kind, considerate, helpful, caring, thoughtful, attentive, careful
  • 哀切 【アイセツ】 pathetic, plaintive
  • 切断 【セツダン】 cutting, severance, section, amputation, disconnection
  • 家財一切 【カザイイッサイ】 complete set of household goods
  • 費用一切 【ヒヨウイッサイ】 all expenses

Kun reading compounds

  • 切る 【きる】 to cut, to cut through, to perform (surgery), to sever (connections, ties), to turn off (e.g. the light), to terminate (e.g. a conversation), to hang up (the phone), to disconnect, to punch (a ticket), to tear off (a stub), to open (something sealed), to start, to set (a limit), to do (something) in less or within a certain time, to issue (stamps, vouchers, etc.), to reduce, to decrease, to discount, to shake off (water, etc.), to let drip-dry, to let drain, to cross, to traverse, to criticize sharply, to act decisively, to do (something noticeable), to go first, to make (certain facial expressions, in kabuki), to turn (vehicle, steering wheel, etc.), to curl (a ball), to bend, to cut, to shuffle (cards), to discard a tile, to dismiss, to sack, to let go, to expulse, to excommunicate, to dig (a groove), to cut (a stencil, on a mimeograph), to trump, to cut (the connection between two groups) (in go), to start a fire (with wood-wood friction or by striking a metal against stone), to draw (a shape) in the air (with a sword, etc.), to finish, to complete
  • 切り 【きり】 end, finish, stop, bounds, limits, delivery date (of a futures contract), finale (of a noh song), end of an act (in jōruri or kabuki), final performance of the day (in vaudeville), counter for slices (esp. thick slices), counter for cuts (e.g. fish, meat), only, just, since, after, remaining (in a particular state)
  • 切り替え 【きりかえ】 exchange, conversion, replacement, switching (to), switchover
  • 爪切り 【つめきり】 nail clippers
  • 押し切り 【おしきり】 straw cutter, short mane, pressing and cutting
  • 切れる 【きれる】 to break, to snap, to be cut, to split, to crack, to be injured, to wear out, to be worn out, to break, to burst, to collapse, to wear off, to stop working, to go dead, to expire (time limit, etc.), to run out, to become due, to run out (of stock, etc.), to be exhausted, to be used up, to be sold out, to be out of, to be broken off (e.g. of a relationship), to break up, to have severed ties, to be cut off, to be disconnected, to cut well, to be sharp, to be sharp-minded, to be keen, to be shrewd, to be quick-witted, to be able, to be short of, to drop under (a certain figure), to beat (e.g. a record time), to dry off, to curve, to veer, to shuffle (cards), to get angry, to snap, to blow one's top, to lose one's temper, to flip, to be able to do completely
  • 切れ 【きれ】 piece, slice, strip, scrap, cloth, sharpness, agility, counter for scraps, pieces, etc.
  • 切れ味 【きれあじ】 sharpness, cutting ability, quickness (of wit), incisiveness, technical proficiency, skill, peppiness (of a ball)
  • 布切れ 【ぬのぎれ】 piece of cloth

Readings

Japanese names:
きつ、 きり、 ぎり
Chinese:
qie1, qie4
Korean:
jeol, che

Spanish

  • cortar
  • urgente
  • apremiante
  • completo
  • cortar bien
  • agotarse

Portuguese

  • corte
  • talho
  • afiar

French

  • couper
  • trancher
  • tranchant
  • passionné
  • sérieux
99 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
173 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
156 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
204 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
667 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
36 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
126 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
51 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.3 Japanese for Busy People
39 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
39 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
250 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
179 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
30 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
15 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
15 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
86 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1858 Morohashi
27 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
453 New Nelson (John Haig)
85 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
89 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
208 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
97 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1445 2001 Kanji
2f2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-2 SKIP code
4772.0 Four corner code
32-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5207 Unicode hex code