Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
head
Parts:
neck, counter for songs and poems
Kun:
くび
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
98 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 首 【シュ】 counter for songs and poems
  • 首級 【シュキュウ】 decapitated head of an enemy
  • 元首 【ゲンシュ】 sovereign, ruler, head of state
  • 百人一首 【ヒャクニンイッシュ】 100 poems by 100 famous poets, (playing) cards of one hundred famous poems

Kun reading compounds

  • 首 【くび】 neck, head, dismissal, discharge, firing (from a job)
  • 首飾り 【くびかざり】 necklace, choker
  • 縛り首 【しばりくび】 (death by) hanging
  • 猪首 【いくび】 bull neck

Readings

Japanese names:
おびと、 こべ、 す
Chinese:
shou3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • cuello
  • principio

Portuguese

  • pescoço

French

  • cou
  • compteur de chansons ou poèmes
239 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
155 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
139 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
208 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5186 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
138 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
281 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
920 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
148 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
148 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
393 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1910 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2818 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1452 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1956 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
70 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44489 Morohashi
2265 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6719 New Nelson (John Haig)
70 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
74 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
177 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
979 2001 Kanji
2o7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
8060.1 Four corner code
28-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9996 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
corpse
Parts:
tail, end, counter for fish, lower slope of mountain
Kun:
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
875 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 尾 【ビ】 Chinese "Tail" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), counter for fish, shrimp, etc.
  • 尾行 【ビコウ】 shadow, tail, following
  • 最後尾 【サイコウビ】 end of a line (queue)
  • 交尾 【コウビ】 copulation (in animals)

Kun reading compounds

  • 尾 【お】 tail (animal, kite, comet, etc.), tail end, slope at the foot of a mountain
  • 尾根 【おね】 (mountain) ridge
  • 虎の尾 【とらのお】 tiger's tail, gooseneck loosestrife (species of flowering plant, Lysimachia clethroides), Asplenium incisum (species of spleenwort)
  • 岡虎の尾 【おかとらのお】 gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)

Readings

Chinese:
wei3, yi3
Korean:
mi

Spanish

  • cola
  • final
  • parte trasera
  • contador de peces

Portuguese

  • rabo
  • fim
  • sufixo para contagem de p/ peixes
  • fundo de uma rampa

French

  • queue
  • bout
  • compteur de poissons
  • bas de pente (montagne)
1734 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
675 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1383 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1005 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1230 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
505 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1868 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2028 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1723 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
526 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3799 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1942 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2635 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1934 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7650 Morohashi
3062 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1411 New Nelson (John Haig)
1915 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2064 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1117 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3756 2001 Kanji
3r4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-4 SKIP code
7721.4 Four corner code
40-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c3e Unicode hex code