Kana: シ、あね、はは
Romaji: shi, ane, haha


elder sister

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Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  8
Radical Number:  38
Frequency:  1473
Grade:  2
Skip Pattern:  1-3-5
Korean Reading:  ja
Chinese Reading:  zi3
Unicode:  59c9
JIS:  3B50


Halpern Index: 280
Nelson Index: 1207
New Nelson Index: 1201
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3e5.8
Four Corner Index: 4042.7
Guide to Remembering Index: 498
Gakken Index: 1329
Japanese Names Index: 847
Daikanwanjiten Index: 6165
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 3.0661
Remembering the kanji Index: 413
Busy People Index: 3.15
Kanji Flashcards Index: 154
Kodansha Compact Index: 438
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 146
Kanji in Context Index: 77
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 210
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 253
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 420
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 442
Essential Kanji Index: 120
Kodansha Kanji Index: 336
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1744
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 413
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 159


older sister; elder sister
used after the name of someone who is an older sister figure; used with various honorifics to mean (older) sister
姉さん (ねえさん、あねさん)
elder sister; (vocative) young lady; miss (referring to a waitress, etc.); ma'am (used by geisha to refer to their superiors)
従姉 (じゅうし、いとこ)
cousin (elder female)
義姉 (ぎし、あね)
sister-in-law (elder); stepsister (elder)
honorific suffix used after the name of a woman of equal or higher status
姉妹 (しまい、きょうだい)
従姉妹 (いとこ、じゅうしまい)
cousin (female)
実姉 (じっし)
biological elder sister; real elder sister
姉ちゃん (ねえちゃん)
elder sister; girl
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