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

11 strokes (also 10)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
metropolis, capital, all, everything
Kun:
みやこ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
123 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 都 【ト】 metropolitan, municipal
  • 都営 【トエイ】 (under) metropolitan government management
  • 遷都 【セント】 relocation of the capital, transfer of the capital
  • 東都 【トウト】 the Eastern Capital (now Tokyo), Yedo, Edo
  • 都度 【ツド】 each (every) time, whenever
  • 都合 【ツゴウ】 circumstances, condition, convenience, to arrange, to manage, to lend money, to raise money, in all, in total, all told

Kun reading compounds

  • 都 【みやこ】 capital, metropolis, seat of government, capital (of music, fashion, etc.), city (e.g. of light), location of the Imperial Palace
  • 都入り 【みやこいり】 arriving in the capital
  • 森の都 【もりのみやこ】 tree-clad town
  • 住めば都 【すめばみやこ】 you can get used to living anywhere, home is where you make it, wherever I lay my hat is home

Readings

Japanese names:
くに、 ず、 ち、 づめ、 みや
Chinese:
du1, dou1
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • metrópoli
  • capital

Portuguese

  • metropole
  • capital

French

  • métropole
  • capitale
287 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
376 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
355 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
92 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4769 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
173 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
265 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1419 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
188 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
188 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
338 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
761 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2120 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1106 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1505 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1863 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39497P Morohashi
1686 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6148 New Nelson (John Haig)
1846 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1989 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
384 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1444 2001 Kanji
2d8.13 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-3 SKIP code
1-8-2 SKIP code
4762.7 Four corner code
37-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90fd Unicode hex code