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English: commence begin On-Yomi: シ Kun-Yomi: はじ.める -はじ.める はじ.まる もと
Bushu (Radical) Info: 女 (おんな) – woman
Henshall Mnemonic: first woman begins to mount platform
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3 Frequency: #244 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 N5 Words 始まる [はじまる] (v5r,vi) to begin [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 始め [はじめ] (n-adv,n-t) beginning; start; origin [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N4 Words 始める [はじめる] (v1,vt) to start; to begin [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N3 Words 始まり [はじまり] (n) origin; beginning [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 開 始 [かいし] (n,vs) start; commencement; beginning [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N2 Words 原 始 [げんし] (n) origin; primeval [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 始めに [はじめに] (exp) to begin with; first of all; in the beginning [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 始 終 [しじゅう] (adv,n) continuously; from beginning to end [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N1 Words 終 始 [しゅうし] (adv,n,vs) (1) beginning and end; from beginning to end; doing a thing from beginning to end; (2) consistent(ly) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 始 発 [しはつ] (n) first train [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 始 末 [しまつ] (n,vs) (1) management; (2) dealing; settlement; (3) cleaning up afterwards [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT 始 業 [しぎょう] (n) start of work; commencement; opening [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 年 始 [ねんし] (n-t) New Year's call; beginning of the year; New Year's greetings [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 後 始 末 [あとしまつ] (n,vs) settlement (of affairs); remedial measures [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 創 始 [そうし] (n) creation; founding; initiating [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 不 始 末 [ふしまつ] (adj-na,n) mismanagement; malpractice; wastefulness; carelessness; misconduct; unthriftiness [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 手 始め [てはじめ] (n) outset [ K] [ D] [ Jisho]