Kanji details for

 
Common kanji
Uses 7 strokes
Taught in grade 4

Search words that:
- start with 初
- end with 初
- contain 初
first time, beginning
KUN:
  • はじ.め
    haji.me
  • はじ.めて
    haji.mete
  • はつ
    hatsu
  • はつ-
    hatsu-
  • うい-
    ui-
  • -そ.める
    -so.meru
  • -ぞ.め
    -zo.me
ON:
  • ショ
    sho
Nanori:
  • shi
  • はっ
    ha
Written with 7 strokes
Taught in grade 4
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 292 results)

noun (temporal), adverbial noun
1.
beginning, start, outset, opening
noun
2.
first (in line, etc.)(esp. 初め)
3.
origin(esp. 始め)
4.
such as ..., not to mention ...(usually kana)(esp. 始め; as 〜を始め, 〜を始めとして, etc.)
All readings:
始め【はじめ】
初め【はじめ】

adverb, no-adjective
1.
for the first time
See also:始める
adverb
2.
only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...(after the -te form of a verb)
Other readings:
始めて【はじめて】
甫めて【はじめて】

no-adjective, adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
beginning, outset, first, onset

adverbial noun, noun
first 10 days of the month

noun, no-adjective
elementary level, beginner level

expression
1.
first, firstly, first of all, to begin with, in the beginning, at the beginning
2.
Introduction, Preface(usually kana)(as section heading of a book, etc.)
Other readings:
始めに【はじめに】

no-adjective, noun (prefix), noun
first, new
Other readings:
【うい】

noun
something heard for the first time, hearing something for the first time

noun, no-adjective
1.
beginning, start, outset
adverbial noun
2.
at first, at the beginning, initially, originally
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 762 results)

I met him then for the first time

When I first met him, I was taken aback by his unexpected question

I didn't know the actor until I saw the movie

It was not until I read the book that I knew about it

はじ
初めて
ベティ
きんちょ
緊張
The first time I met Betty, I was nervous

I heard about the accident for the first time yesterday

2、
みっ
3日
はじ
初めて
かれ
とうちゃ
到着
It was not until a few days later that he arrived

It was not until last night that I heard the news

It was not until a few days later that the news arrived

No, please dial nine first

To start with, I want to thank you all

Tell me when you first saw the island

The east was brightened by the rising sun

Try it again from the first

At first, I couldn't make out what he was saying

さいしょ
最初の
いっ
一歩
つね
常に
もっ
最も
むず
難しい
The first step is always the hardest

こうだい
広大な
しき
景色
はじ
初めて
I'd never seen such expansive scenery

かれ
ほうもん
訪問
さいしょ
最初の
かい
機会
よう
利用
He availed himself of the first chance to visit America

It wasn't until I got home that I missed my umbrella

さいしょ
最初
わた
しっぱい
失敗
At first, I failed the test