Kana: ショ、はじ.め、はじ.めて、はつ、はつ-、うい-、-そ.める、-ぞ.め
Romaji: sho,, haji.mete, hatsu, hatsu-, ui-, -so.meru,

Name Readings

Kana: し、はっ
Romaji: shi, ha


first time, beginning

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  7
Radical Number:  145
Frequency:  152
Grade:  4
Skip Pattern:  1-5-2
Korean Reading:  cho
Chinese Reading:  chu1
Unicode:  521d
JIS:  3D69


Halpern Index: 1116
Nelson Index: 4215
New Nelson Index: 469
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 5e2.1
Four Corner Index: 3722.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 507
Gakken Index: 261
Japanese Names Index: 427
Daikanwanjiten Index: 1911
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 2.0226
Remembering the kanji Index: 404
Busy People Index: 2.20
Kanji Way Index: 279
Kanji Flashcards Index: 353
Kodansha Compact Index: 181
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 535
Kanji in Context Index: 440
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 759
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1031
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 411
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 431
Essential Kanji Index: 636
Kodansha Kanji Index: 1433
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 645
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 428
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 483


first; new
初め (ぞめ)
first doing of ... (ever, in one's life, in the new year, etc.)
最初 (さいしょ)
beginning; outset; first; onset
初期 (しょき)
early (days); initial stage; initial
初回 (しょかい)
first time; first innings; initial attempt; first; initial
innocent; naive; unsophisticated; inexperienced; green; wet behind the ears; birth-
当初 (とうしょ)
at first
初めて (はじめて)
for the first time; only after ... is it ...; only when ... do you ...
初代 (しょだい)
first generation; founder
始め (はじめ)
beginning; start; outset; opening; first (in line, etc.); origin; such as ...; not to mention ...
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