kanji for beginning

meaning of kanji

  • beginning
  • outset
  • first
  • onset
hiragana
さいしょ

drawing of kanji

最初

reading of kanji

sai syo

meaning of kanji

  • beginning
  • start
  • outset
  • at first
  • at the beginning
  • initially
  • originally
hiragana
とうしょ

drawing of kanji

当初

reading of kanji

tou syo

meaning of kanji

  • start
  • commencement
  • beginning
  • initiation
hiragana
かいし

drawing of kanji

開始

reading of kanji

kai si

meaning of kanji

  • entering
  • setting (of the Sun)
  • containing
  • content
  • audience
  • income
  • beginning
hiragana
いり

drawing of kanji

入り

reading of kanji

iri

meaning of kanji

  • beginning
  • start
  • outset
hiragana
ぼうとう

drawing of kanji

冒頭

reading of kanji

bou to u

meaning of kanji

  • dawn
  • daybreak
  • beginning
hiragana
あけぼの

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

akebono

meaning of kanji

  • end (e.g. of street)
  • tip
  • point
  • edge
  • margin
  • beginning
  • start
  • first
  • odds and ends
  • scrap
  • odd bit
  • least
hiragana
はし

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

hasi

meaning of kanji

  • eggs
  • egg
  • spawn
  • roe
  • hen egg
  • (an expert) in the making
  • beginning
  • origin
  • infancy
hiragana
たまご

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

tamago

meaning of kanji

  • origin
  • beginning
hiragana
はじまり

drawing of kanji

始まり

reading of kanji

hazimari

meaning of kanji

  • white paper
  • flyleaf
  • blank paper
  • clean slate
  • lack of prior opinion, positions, etc.
  • scratch
  • beginning
hiragana
はくし

drawing of kanji

白紙

reading of kanji

ha kusi

meaning of kanji

  • beginning
  • start
hiragana
かわきり

drawing of kanji

皮切り

reading of kanji

kawa kiri

meaning of kanji

  • running
  • gliding
  • first (harvest) of the season
  • beginning
  • start
  • kitchen sink
hiragana
はしり

drawing of kanji

走り

reading of kanji

hasiri

meaning of kanji

  • origin
  • genesis
  • opening
  • start
  • beginning
hiragana
ほったん

drawing of kanji

発端

reading of kanji

hoxtu ta n

meaning of kanji

  • cut end
  • edge (of a page, etc.)
  • small amount
  • small sum
  • beginning
  • clue
  • tiger’s den
  • jaws of death
  • dangerous place
hiragana
こぐち

drawing of kanji

小口

reading of kanji

ko guti

meaning of kanji

  • start
  • beginning
  • build up
  • how well a pitcher pitches at the start of the game
hiragana
たちあがり

drawing of kanji

立ち上がり

reading of kanji

tatiagari

meaning of kanji

  • thread end
  • beginning
  • clue
hiragana
いとぐち

drawing of kanji

糸口

reading of kanji

ito guti

meaning of kanji

  • coming out
  • going out
  • outflow
  • efflux
  • rising (of the Sun or the Moon)
  • attending (work)
  • appearing (on stage)
  • one’s turn to go on
  • start
  • beginning
  • origins
  • background
  • person (or item) originating from …
  • graduate of …
  • native of …
  • member of … (lineage)
  • architectural member that projects outward
  • highest point of the stern of a ship
  • amount (comprising something)
  • amount of time or effort required to do something
hiragana

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

de

meaning of kanji

  • origin
  • beginning
  • rise
hiragana
きげん

drawing of kanji

起源

reading of kanji

kigen

meaning of kanji

  • the head
  • the foremost
  • beginning
  • the very front
hiragana
まっさき

drawing of kanji

真っ先

reading of kanji

maxtu saki

meaning of kanji

  • shaking (something) out
  • starting point
  • beginning
  • outset
  • drawing (e.g. of a bill)
  • issue
  • draft
  • throw (of dice)
  • infusion (remedy)
  • shaker (e.g. saltshaker)
hiragana
ふりだし

drawing of kanji

振り出し

reading of kanji

huri da si

meaning of kanji

  • beginning
  • start
  • outset
  • opening
  • first (in line, etc.)
  • origin
  • such as …
  • not to mention …
hiragana
はじめ

drawing of kanji

始め

reading of kanji

hazime

meaning of kanji

  • origin
  • beginning
  • genesis
  • primeval
  • primordial
  • primitive
hiragana
げんし

drawing of kanji

原始

reading of kanji

ge n si

meaning of kanji

  • outset
  • start
  • beginning
hiragana
てはじめ

drawing of kanji

手始め

reading of kanji

tehazime

meaning of kanji

  • start
  • beginning
  • first step
  • clue
hiragana
たんしょ

drawing of kanji

端緒

reading of kanji

tan syo

meaning of kanji

  • beginning
  • inauguration
hiragana
そうそう

drawing of kanji

草創

reading of kanji

sousou

meaning of kanji

  • in the first place
  • to begin with
  • from the start
  • originally
  • ab initio
  • after all
  • anyway
  • actually
  • well, …
  • … on earth (e.g. “what on earth?”)
  • … in the world (e.g. “why in the world?”)
  • beginning
  • start
hiragana
そもそも

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

somosomo

meaning of kanji

  • source
  • origin
  • cause
  • beginning
  • genesis
hiragana
おこり

drawing of kanji

起こり

reading of kanji

okori

meaning of kanji

  • one
  • best
  • first
  • foremost
  • beginning
  • start
  • ace (playing card)
  • bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.)
hiragana
いち

drawing of kanji

reading of kanji

iti

meaning of kanji

  • origin
  • source
  • beginning
  • starting point
hiragana
げんしょ

drawing of kanji

原初

reading of kanji

ge n syo

meaning of kanji

  • start broaching (a subject)
  • opening remark
  • start
  • commencement
  • beginning
  • event at the start of the tenth month of the lunar calendar
  • opening a sealed jar or container
hiragana
くちきり

drawing of kanji

口切り

reading of kanji

kuti kiri
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