Kana: シ、さ.す、さ.さる、さ.し、さし、とげ
Romaji: shi,, sa.saru, sa.shi, sashi, toge


thorn, pierce, stab, prick, sting, calling card

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  8
Radical Number:  18
Frequency:  1031
Grade:  8
Skip Pattern:  1-6-2
Korean Reading:  cheog
Chinese Reading:  ci4
Unicode:  523a
JIS:  3B49


Halpern Index: 1275
Nelson Index: 682
New Nelson Index: 480
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2f6.2
Four Corner Index: 5290.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 1314
Gakken Index: 954
Japanese Names Index: 654
Daikanwanjiten Index: 1969
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 2.0259
Remembering the kanji Index: 417
Kanji Flashcards Index: 360
Kodansha Compact Index: 192
Kanji in Context Index: 1319
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 855
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1171
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 424
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 446
Essential Kanji Index: 1139
Kodansha Kanji Index: 1625
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1543
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 1154


thorn; spine; prickle; splinter (esp. lodged in one's flesh); hard sharp item (esp. lodged in one's throat, e.g. fish bone); biting words
刺激 (しげき)
stimulus; impetus; incentive; encouragement; motivation; provocation; excitement; thrill
刺客 (しかく、しきゃく)
assassin; to assassinate
入れ墨 (いれずみ、しせい、ぶんしん、げい)
突き刺す (つきさす)
to stab; to pierce; to thrust
calling card
刺す (さす)
to pierce; to stab; to prick; to stick; to thrust; to sting; to bite; to sew; to stitch; to embroider; to pole (a boat); to catch (with a limed pole); to put (a runner) out; to pick off
風刺 (ふうし)
satire; irony; sarcasm
刺繍 (ししゅう)
名刺 (めいし)
business card
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