Kana: シ、はじ.める、-はじ.める、はじ.まる
Romaji: shi, haji.meru, -haji.meru, haji.maru

Name Reading

Kana: もと
Romaji: moto


commence, begin

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  8
Radical Number:  38
Frequency:  244
Grade:  3
Skip Pattern:  1-3-5
Korean Reading:  si
Chinese Reading:  shi3
Unicode:  59cb
JIS:  3B4F


Halpern Index: 281
Nelson Index: 1208
New Nelson Index: 1203
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3e5.9
Four Corner Index: 4346.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 288
Gakken Index: 465
Japanese Names Index: 1092
Daikanwanjiten Index: 6166
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 3.0661
Remembering the kanji Index: 747
Busy People Index: 2.16
Kanji Way Index: 321
Kanji Flashcards Index: 155
Kodansha Compact Index: 439
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 304
Kanji in Context Index: 129
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 211
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 252
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 755
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 809
Essential Kanji Index: 545
Kodansha Kanji Index: 335
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1777
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 225
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 299


開始 (かいし)
start; commencement; beginning; initiation
始まる (はじまる)
to begin; to start; to commence; to happen (again); to begin (anew); to date (from); to originate (in)
始まり (はじまり)
origin; beginning
原始 (げんし)
origin; primeval
始動 (しどう)
starting (in machines); activation
始める (はじめる)
to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate; to open (e.g. a store); to start up; to establish (business. etc.); to start ...; to begin to ...
始め (はじめ)
beginning; start; outset; opening; first (in line, etc.); origin; such as ...; not to mention ...
創始 (そうし)
creation; founding; initiating
始発 (しはつ)
first departure (of the day: train, bus, etc.); first train; first bus; departing one's home station (of a train, bus, etc.)
年末年始 (ねんまつねんし)
New Year's holiday; period encompassing the close of the old year and the start of the New Year
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