Kana: ソウ、ショウ、つく.る、はじ.める、きず、けず.しける
Romaji: sou, shō,, haji.meru, kizu, kezu.shikeru

Name Reading

Kana: はじめ
Romaji: hajime


genesis, wound, injury, hurt, start, originate

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  12
Radical Number:  18
Frequency:  741
Grade:  6
Skip Pattern:  1-10-2
Korean Reading:  chang
Chinese Reading:  chuang1
Unicode:  5275
JIS:  414F


Halpern Index: 1815
Nelson Index: 702
New Nelson Index: 506
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2f10.3
Four Corner Index: 8260.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 920
Gakken Index: 900
Japanese Names Index: 1696
Daikanwanjiten Index: 2127
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 2.0303
Remembering the kanji Index: 1631
Kanji Flashcards Index: 1098
Kodansha Compact Index: 205
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 932
Kanji in Context Index: 1113
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1179
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1610
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1646
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1759
Essential Kanji Index: 789
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2283
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 2843
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 832
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 950


wound; injury; cut; gash; bruise; scratch; scrape; scar; chip; crack; scratch; nick; flaw; defect; weakness; weak point; stain (on one's reputation); disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; (emotional) hurt; hurt feelings
創設 (そうせつ)
establishment; founding; organization; organisation
創刊 (そうかん)
launching (e.g. newspaper); first issue
創建 (そうけん)
establishment; foundation
作る (つくる)
to make; to produce; to manufacture; to build; to construct; to prepare (food); to brew (alcohol); to raise; to grow; to cultivate; to train; to till; to draw up (a document); to make out; to prepare; to write; to create (an artistic work, etc.); to compose; to coin (a phrase); to organize; to organise; to establish; to found; to have (a child); to make up (one's face, etc.); to fabricate (an excuse, etc.); to form (a line, etc.); to set (a record); to commit (a sin, etc.)
創立 (そうりつ)
establishment; founding; organization; organisation
創業 (そうぎょう)
establishment (of a business, etc.)
創造 (そうぞう)
創作 (そうさく)
production; literary creation; work
創始 (そうし)
creation; founding; initiating
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