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:
bone
Parts:
skeleton, bone, remains, frame
Kun:
ほね
On:
コツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
936 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 骨 【コツ】 knack, skill, trick, secret, know-how, the ropes, hang, bone, skeleton, cremated remains (esp. the bones), ashes
  • 骨髄 【コツズイ】 bone marrow, medulla, true spirit, one's mind
  • 白骨 【ハッコツ】 white (bleached) bone, skeleton
  • 鉄骨 【テッコツ】 steel frame, steel beam, steel girder

Kun reading compounds

  • 骨 【ほね】 bone, frame, outline, core, backbone, spirit, fortitude, laborious, troublesome, difficult
  • 骨抜き 【ほねぬき】 boning (fish or meat), deboning, watering down (a plan, bill, etc.), dilution, emasculation, taking the backbone out of, weakening
  • 河骨 【こうほね】 Japanese spatterdock (species of water lily, Nuphar japonica)
  • 水母の骨 【くらげのほね】 something that one would not expect to exist, something exceedingly rare, jellyfish bones

Readings

Chinese:
gu3, gu1, gu2
Korean:
gol

Spanish

  • hueso
  • esqueleto

Portuguese

  • esqueleto
  • osso
  • permanecer
  • moldura

French

  • os
  • squelette
  • restes
  • charpente
877 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
867 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1081 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5236 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
971 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1017 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1213 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1266 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1340 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1104 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1922 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3288 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1699 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2310 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1297 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
45098 Morohashi
2654 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6784 New Nelson (John Haig)
1288 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1383 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
899 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3646 2001 Kanji
4b6.14 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-4 SKIP code
7722.7 Four corner code
25-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9aa8 Unicode hex code