Jisho

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19 strokes
Radical:
fish
Parts:
Variants:
sea bream, red snapper
Kun:
たい
On:
チョウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
2446 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Kun reading compounds

  • 鯛 【たい】 sea bream (Sparidae), porgy, tai (species of reddish-brown Pacific sea bream, Pagrus major)
  • 鯛車 【たいぐるま】 traditional sea bream-shaped toy car
  • 青武鯛 【あおぶたい】 Scarus ovifrons (species of parrotfish)
  • 腐っても鯛 【くさってもたい】 a diamond on a dunghill is still a diamond, quality is quality, an old eagle is better than a young crow, even if it's rotten, it's still sea bream

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
diao1
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • pargo
  • palometa
  • besugo

Portuguese

French

5305 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1971 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2832 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2272 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2360 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1213 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1660 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
46226P Morohashi
1881 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6884 New Nelson (John Haig)
2812 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2827 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
11a8.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-11-8 SKIP code
2732.0 Four corner code
1-34-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9bdb 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

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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 (e.g. of a line), tail end, rear, backmost part
  • 交尾 【コウビ】 copulation (among animals), mating, treading, covering, serving

Kun reading compounds

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

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-40-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c3e Unicode hex code

21 strokes
Radical:
fish
Parts:

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Kun reading compounds

  • 鰯 【いわし】 pilchard (esp. Japanese pilchard, Sardinops melanostictus), sardine
  • 鰯滓 【いわしかす】 fish cake (made from sardines, used as a fertilizer), sardine meal
  • 藤五郎鰯 【とうごろういわし】 flathead silverside (Hypoatherina valenciennei)
  • 赤鰯 【あかいわし】 pickled sardines, dried sardines, red sardines, rusty and blunt sword

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ruo4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • sardina

Portuguese

French

5318 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2367 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1665 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
46413X Morohashi
6904 New Nelson (John Haig)
2813 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2828 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
11a10.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-11-10 SKIP code
2732.7 Four corner code
1-16-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9c2f Unicode hex code

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

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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】 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 【ズ】 head
  • 頭打ち 【アタマウチ】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 馬頭 【メズ】 horse-headed demon (in hell)
  • 竜頭 【リュウズ】 crown (of a watch), stem, cannon (of a bell), something in the shape of a dragon's head (esp. a helmet crest)
  • 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】 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, down payment, deposit, 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, down payment, deposit, 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code