11 strokes
Kentei exam level 1

clip, snip, cut

  • to cut
  • セン

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

セン 100.0%

Character Breakdown

clip, snip, cut
セン き.る つ.む (Kentei 1)
in front, before
まえ ゼン さき (2nd, N5)
grass, straw, herbs
to divide
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
cutting off feet as form of punishment
ゲツ グチ ゴツ
month, moon
つき ゲツ ガツ (1st, N5)
knife, standing sword radical (no. 18)
sword, saber, knife
かたな トウ ち (2nd, N1)


Unicode hex code 526A
JIS X 0208 1-49-82
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 599
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 502
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2306
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 2886
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 2941
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 2948
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 2088
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2o9.1
Four corner code 8022.7