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 【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

10 strokes
Radical:
bow
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
958 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 弱 【ジャク】 little less than, slightly fewer than, just under, weakness, the weak
  • 弱者 【ジャクシャ】 weak person, the weak, vulnerable person, disadvantaged person
  • 精神薄弱 【セイシンハクジャク】 mental retardation, mentally retarded
  • 薄弱 【ハクジャク】 feebleness, weakness, weak

Kun reading compounds

  • 弱い 【よわい】 weak, frail, delicate, tender, unskilled, weak (wine)
  • 弱い経済 【よわいけいざい】 weak economy
  • 弱る 【よわる】 to weaken, to grow weak, to wane, to decline (of one's health), to be downcast, to be dejected, to be dispirited, to be troubled, to be at a loss, to be perplexed, to be annoyed
  • 弱まる 【よわまる】 to abate, to weaken, to be emaciated, to be dejected, to be perplexed
  • 弱める 【よわめる】 to weaken

Readings

Chinese:
ruo4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • débil
  • endeble
  • delicado
  • debilitarse
  • debilitar

Portuguese

  • frágil
  • fraco

French

  • faible
  • fragile
236 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
154 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
138 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
819 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
650 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
595 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
169 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1647 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
218 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
218 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
112 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
610 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1499 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
792 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1080 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1244 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9791P Morohashi
1167 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1692 New Nelson (John Haig)
1236 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1323 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
196 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3553 2001 Kanji
3h7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
1712.7 Four corner code
1-28-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f31 Unicode hex code