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Kanji Details for 末

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Stroke Count
5 Strokes
木 + 1 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. end, close, tip, powder, posterity
Kun'yomi: すえ。(Jouyou Reading)
On'yomi: マチ、マツ。(Go-on Reading)
バツ。(Kan-on Reading)

Dictionary Entries for 末

  1. end; tip; top
  2. end (of the year, month, etc.); close
noun, no adjective
  1. youngest child
  1. descendants; offspring; posterity (usu. 〜の末)
  2. future
adverb, noun
  1. (finally) after; (at last) after; at the end of (as 〜の末 or 〜した末)
noun, no adjective
  1. trifles; trivialities
  1. degenerate age

  1. top end; tip

  1. new shoots; new growth (of a tree)

noun, used as a suffix, noun
  1. the end (of)
noun, used as a suffix
  1. powder

Stroke Order Diagrams for 末

Construction of Character for 末

Radicals and parts present in 末
» Radical tree, wood
» Part
» Part one, one radical (no.1)
» Part kettle lid radical (no. 8)
» Part

Kanji related to 末

  • 寿


  • 稿

Meanings in Other Languages for 末

  1. extrémité, fin, dernier, poudre, avenir, postérité
  1. não ainda, fim, fechar, dica, pó, posteridade
  1. aún, punta, extremo, final, polvo, fin, futuro, el más joven

Comments for 末

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extremity Is the answer to this kaji.

#4 Posted by Davogre over 1 year ago

Hi neveza,

thanks, could be a possible translation,

the sentence, according to my understanding would then read,

"At the end/close/finish of the week I am not busy."

Funny to start learning a new language and to proceed step by step, very small steps of course!

Let's have fun,


#3 Posted by Andreas over 10 years ago

Do note I am also a beginner, so take what I say in a grain of salt.

From looking up in the dictionary the kanji of 終末, the top hits, are End, close, Finish. So, perhaps it's kind of saying in english, "I cannot wait until the week has ended" Or "hurry up for this week to end."  Maybe, perhaps, for the weekend to come. I'm not 100 percent of context. But it seems the idea is generally referring the end of the week before the new week has come as far as 終末 is concerned.

That's my interpretation of the sentence though. I cannot officially say that is how it is meant though.

#2 Posted by neveza over 10 years ago, last modified at 12:41 AM


I have problems to translate the kanji's in red, to understand the sentence . I tend to think, that it should read 週末, but that's only a beginners idea.

Any help is highly appreciated.

Regards, Andreas

Source: Saito/Silberstein, jap. Grammar

#1 Posted by Andreas over 10 years ago

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