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English: thorn pierce stab prick sting calling card On-Yomi: シ Kun-Yomi: さ.す さ.さる さ.し さし とげ
Bushu (Radical) Info: 刀 (かたな) – sword 刈 (ガイ, カイ, か.る, かっ かり) – reap; cut; clip; trim; prune
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 8 Frequency: #1031 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji: Click any individual kanji to view a similar information sheet for it. Click [K] to look up the word's individual character(s) at WWWJDIC. Click [D] to look up the word at WWWJDIC (definition is the same but other useful features exist).
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JLPT N3 Words 刺 激 [しげき] (n,vs) stimulus; impetus; incentive; excitement; irritation; encouragement; motivation [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N2 Words 刺さる [ささる] (v5r) to stick; to be stuck [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 刺す [さす] (v5s) to pierce; to stab; to prick; to thrust; to bite; to sting; to pin down; to stitch; to put (a runner) out; to pole (a boat); to catch (with a line); to stick [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 刺 身 [さしみ] (n) sliced raw fish [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 名 刺 [めいし] (n) business card [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT 刺し [さし] (n) sharpened tube for testing rice in bags [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 刺し 殺す [さしころす] (v5s) to stab to death [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 刺し 身 [さしみ] (n) sliced raw fish [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 突き 刺す [つきさす] (v5s) to stab; to pierce; to thrust [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 風 刺 [ふうし] (n) satire [ K] [ D] [ Jisho]