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

8 strokes
Radical:
long, grow 長 (镸)
Parts:
Variants:
long, leader, superior, senior
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
12 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 長 【チョウ】 head, chief, leader, elder, merit, strong point, superiority, major
  • 長官 【チョウカン】 secretary (government), director, chief
  • 体長 【タイチョウ】 length (of an animal), body length
  • 医長 【イチョウ】 medical director, chief physician

Kun reading compounds

  • 長い 【ながい】 long (distance), long (time), lengthy
  • 長居 【ながい】 long visit, overstaying
  • 長 【おさ】 head, chief, leader, elder, the greatest of all, the most excellent
  • 長亀 【おさがめ】 leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
  • 田長 【たおさ】 master of the rice field, chief farmer, lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
  • 死出田長 【しでたおさ】 lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 おしゃ、 たかし、 たけ、 な、 は、 ひさ
Chinese:
chang2, zhang3
Korean:
jang

Spanish

  • largo
  • jefe
  • sobresaliente

Portuguese

  • Longo
  • ambicionar
  • líder
  • chefe

French

  • long
  • chef
116 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
189 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
173 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
25 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4938 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
155 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
95 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
939 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
95 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
95 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
89 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1837 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3163 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1626 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2212 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1939 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41100 Morohashi
2556 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6379 New Nelson (John Haig)
1920 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2070 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
90 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
161 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3465 2001 Kanji
0a8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-3 SKIP code
4-8-1 SKIP code
7173.2 Four corner code
36-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9577 Unicode hex code