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

12 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
Variants:
muscle, sinew, tendon, fiber, plot, plan, descent
Kun:
すじ
On:
キン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
744 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 筋 【キン】 muscle
  • 筋肉 【キンニク】 muscle
  • 心筋 【シンキン】 heart muscle, myocardium
  • 鉄筋 【テッキン】 rebar, (iron) reinforcing bar, reinforcing steel, reinforced concrete

Kun reading compounds

  • 筋 【すじ】 muscle, tendon, sinew, vein, artery, fiber, fibre, string, line, stripe, streak, reason, logic, plot, storyline, lineage, descent, school (e.g. of scholarship or arts), aptitude, talent, source (of information, etc.), circle, channel, well-informed person (in a transaction), logical move (in go, shogi, etc.), ninth vertical line, seam on a helmet, gristly fish paste (made of muscle, tendons, skin, etc.), social position, status, on (a river, road, etc.), along, counter for long thin things, counter for roads or blocks when giving directions, (Edo period) counter for hundreds of mon (obsolete unit of currency)
  • 筋書き 【すじがき】 synopsis, outline, plot
  • 粗筋 【あらすじ】 outline, summary, argument
  • 売れ筋 【うれすじ】 popular line (of products), best-selling line, hot sellers

Readings

Chinese:
jin1
Korean:
geun

Spanish

  • músculo
  • tendón
  • fibra
  • trama
  • argumento
  • linaje

Portuguese

  • músculo
  • tendão
  • nervo
  • fibra
  • desenho
  • plano
  • descendência

French

  • muscle
  • tendon
  • fibre
  • veine
  • intrigue
  • lignée
  • raison
854 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
843 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
713 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3395 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1137 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1603 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1090 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1141 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1059 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1476 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3319 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1719 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2337 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
950 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25994 Morohashi
2678 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4286 New Nelson (John Haig)
941 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1012 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
942 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2345 2001 Kanji
6f6.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-6 SKIP code
8822.7 Four corner code
22-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7b4b Unicode hex code