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

7 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
come, due, next, cause, become
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
102 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 来 【ライ】 next (year, etc.), since (last month, etc.)
  • 来客 【ライキャク】 visitor, caller
  • 在来 【ザイライ】 pre-existing, already there, conventional
  • 再来 【サイライ】 return, coming back, second coming (e.g. of Christ), second advent, reincarnation

Kun reading compounds

  • 来る 【くる】 to come (spatially or temporally), to approach, to arrive, to come back, to do ... and come back, to come to be, to become, to get, to grow, to continue, to come from, to be caused by, to derive from, to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")
  • 来る年 【くるとし】 the coming year
  • 来る 【きたる】 next (e.g. "next April"), forthcoming, coming, to come, to arrive, to be due to
  • 来るべき 【きたるべき】 expected to arrive (occur) in the near future
  • 来す 【きたす】 to cause, to induce, to bring about a result or state, to produce
  • 来す 【きたす】 to cause, to induce, to bring about a result or state, to produce
  • 来る 【きたる】 next (e.g. "next April"), forthcoming, coming, to come, to arrive, to be due to
  • 来るべき 【きたるべき】 expected to arrive (occur) in the near future
  • 来合わせる 【きあわせる】 to happen to come along
  • 来掛かる 【きかかる】 to happen to come
  • 不出来 【ふでき】 bad job, poor workmanship, bungle
  • 行ってき 【いってき】 bye, see ya (afterwards), have fun, get going, now
  • 来い 【こい】 come!, imperative form of the verb "kuru" ("to come"), expressing a command or strong request
  • 来し方 【きしかた】 the past

Readings

Japanese names:
くり、 くる、 ごろ、 さ
Chinese:
lai2
Korean:
rae

Spanish

  • venir
  • llegar
  • acercarse
  • aproximarse

Portuguese

  • Vir
  • devido
  • próximo
  • causa
  • tornar-se

French

  • venir
  • dû à
  • suivant
  • causer
  • devenir
147 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
237 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
217 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
113 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
202 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
25 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
62 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
538 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
69 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
133 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
36 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4366 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2211 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2975 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1902 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14489 Morohashi
3551 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2565 New Nelson (John Haig)
1884 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2029 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
27 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
153 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1464 2001 Kanji
0a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
5090.0 Four corner code
45-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6765 Unicode hex code