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Stroke Count
7 Strokes
刀 + 5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. first time, beginning
Kun'yomi: はつ、はじ.め、そ.める、うい、-ぞ.め、-そ.める、うい-、はつ-、はじ.めて。
On'yomi: ソ。(Go-on Reading)
ショ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 初

Dictionary Entries for 初

no adjective, noun, used as a prefix, noun
  1. first; new

na adjective, no adjective, noun
  1. innocent; naive; unsophisticated; inexperienced; green; wet behind the ears (esp. 初, 初心)
noun, used as a prefix
  1. birth- (産, 生)

  1. first doing of ... (ever, in one's life, in the new year, etc.) (after the -masu stem of a verb)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 初

Construction of Character for 初

Radicals and parts present in 初
» Radical sword, saber, knife
» Part clothes, clothing radical (no. 145
Origin and construction of 初

Kanji related to 初

Meanings in Other Languages for 初

  1. première fois, commencement
  1. primeiros tempos, começo
  1. comienzo, primero

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