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Stroke Count
6 Strokes
儿 + 4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Kun'yomi: さき、ま.ず。
On'yomi: セン。

Japanese Meaning for 先

Dictionary Entries for 先

noun, adverb
  1. a short while ago; a moment ago; just now; some time ago

  1. point; tip; end; nozzle
  2. head (of a line); front
  3. first; before; ahead (of)
  4. (the way) ahead; beyond
noun, no adjective
  1. future
no adjective, noun
  1. previous; prior; former; recent; last
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. destination
  1. rest (e.g. of a story); continuation; remaining part
  2. the other party

no adjective, noun
  1. former; previous; old
  1. first move (in go, shogi, etc.); opening move

Stroke Order Diagrams for 先

Construction of Character for 先

Radicals and parts present in 先
» Radical legs radical (no. 10)
» Part
» Part soil, earth, ground, Turkey
Origin and construction of 先

Kanji related to 先

  • 寿


Meanings in Other Languages for 先

  1. avant, devant, précédent, futur, antériorité
  1. antes, prévio, na frente, futuro, precedência
  1. antes, adelante, previo, precedencia, extremo, punta, final, anterior

Comments for 先

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Kanji can definitely have more than one radical. There are a lot less radicals than Kanji. For example 力 is one radical in 別

#2 Posted by adam wolf over 8 years ago

 Hello. I always thought that each kanji had only one radical per kanji. However, this one is showing three. Am I wrong?

#1 Posted by Bashiek over 8 years ago

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