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Radical: (185)
Strokes: 9
Stroke order
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On:
シュ
shu
Kun:
くび
kubi
Reading in names:
おびと、こべ、す
obito, kobe, su
Meanings:
neck, counter for songs and poems
шея; глава; главный
Grade: 2
JLPT: 4
Kanji shape: idc
Kanji elements: ,
Antonyms:
Synonyms:

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Examples

党首
とうしゅ
tooshu
party leader
party leader
手首
てくび
tekubi
wrist
wrist
機首
きしゅ
kishu
nose of a plane
nose of a plane
絞首刑
こうしゅけい
kooshukei
death by hanging
death by hanging
自首する
じしゅする
jishusuru
surrender, give oneself up
surrender, give oneself up
部首
ぶしゅ
bushu
ключ иероглифа; иероглифический ключ
radical (of kanji)
radical (of kanji)
くび
kubi
шея
neck
neck
首位
しゅい
shui
ведущее положение; первое место
first place, head position
first place, head position
首席
しゅせき
shuseki
top seat
top seat
首相
しゅしょう
shushoo
премьер-министр
Prime Minister, Chancellor
Prime Minister, Chancellor
首脳
しゅのう
shunoo
head, leader, chief
head, leader, chief
首都
しゅと
shuto
столица
capital city
capital city

Reading in other languages

Korean:
Korean (latin): su
Pinyin: shou3
Vietnam: Thủ, Thú

Encoding

BIG5: AD BA
DECIMAL: 39318
HEX: 9996
JIS_LEVEL: 1
MINKUTEN: 1-28-83
UTF16: 9996
UTF8: E9 A6 96

Dictionary indexes

A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade): 239
A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Ken Henshall): 155
A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall): 139
Essential Kanji (P.G. O'Neill): 138
Gakken Kanji Dictionary ("A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage"): 208
Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki; White Rabbit Press): 281
Japanese Names (P.G. O'Neill): 920
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky): 148
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky, 2 edition): 148
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1999): 1452
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2 edition, 2013): 1956
Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono): 393
Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide: 1910
Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2013): 2818
Les Kanjis dans la tête (Yves Maniette): 70
Morohashi Daikanwajiten (Volume 12, page 0438): 44489
New Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1990): 2265
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig): 70
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig, 6 edition): 74
The Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Andrew Nelson): 5186
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary (John Haig): 6719
Tuttle Kanji Cards: 177
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