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

10 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
shake, wave, wag, swing
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
614 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 振り子 【フリコ】 pendulum
  • 振興 【シンコウ】 promotion, encouragement
  • 奪三振 【ダツサンシン】 striking a batter out
  • 不振 【フシン】 dullness, slump, stagnation, inactivity, depression

Kun reading compounds

  • 振る 【ふる】 to wave, to shake, to swing, to sprinkle, to throw (dice), to cast (actor), to allocate (work), to turn down (somebody), to reject, to jilt, to dump, to abandon, to give up, to ruin, to add kana indicating a reading of a word, to slightly change headings, to change directions, to extract by broiling, to prepare an infusion of, to decoct, to carry with great vigor (e.g. a portable shrine), to bring up a topic, to lead to a topic, to replace, to substitute, to set up a joke for somebody else
  • 振る舞い 【ふるまい】 behavior, behaviour, conduct
  • 振る 【ぶる】 to assume the air of ..., to behave like ..., to put on airs, to be self-important
  • 振り 【ふり】 swing, shake, wave, swinging, appearance, behaviour, pretence (pretense), show, pretending (to), going to restaurant, hotel etc. without a reservation or introduction, move (dance), postures, lead in (e.g. to a running joke, asking a question), lead up, unsewn part of a hanging sleeve on a traditional Japanese woman's garment, counter for swords, blades, etc., not wearing underwear or pants
  • 振替 【ふりかえ】 transfer, switching over, change, money transfer (usu. between accounts held by the same person), postal transfer
  • 口振 【こうふり】 direct debit, account-to-account transfer
  • 棒手振り 【ぼてふり】 Edo-era street merchant who carried wares hanging from a pole, hawking them in the street
  • 振るう 【ふるう】 to swing, to wield (physically), to exert, to exercise (e.g. power, ability), to exhibit, to display, to wield (metaphorically), to flourish, to prosper, to thrive

Readings

Japanese names:
ふり
Chinese:
zhen4
Korean:
jin

Spanish

  • sacudir
  • ondear
  • agitar
  • vibrar
  • balancear

Portuguese

  • agitar
  • onda
  • sacudir
  • balançar

French

  • secouer
  • saupoudrer
  • remuer
  • balancer
  • feindre
1437 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
600 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1920 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1612 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1357 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1320 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
954 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
984 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
770 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
892 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
515 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
316 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
388 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2030 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12093 Morohashi
430 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2171 New Nelson (John Haig)
2011 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2167 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1338 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1365 2001 Kanji
3c7.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
5103.2 Four corner code
31-22 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
632f Unicode hex code