Definition of 斬

  • beheading
  • kill
  • murder

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ザン
  • サン
  • セン
  • ゼン

Popular Words With This Kanji

斬る, きる

to kill (a human) using a blade (sword, machete, knife, etc.), to slice (off), to lop (off), to cut (off)

切り捨てる, 切捨てる, 斬り捨てる, きりすてる

to cut down, to slay, to truncate, to round down, to round off, to omit, to discard, to cast away

切り込む, 斬り込む, きりこむ

to cut into, to cut up, to raid, to attack

切り返す, 切返す, 斬り返す, きりかえす

to slash back, to strike back, to counterattack, to retort, to cut the wheel, to perform a twisting backward knee trip (in sumo)

首切り, 首斬り, くびきり

decapitation, beheading, firings, dismissals, layoffs, downsizing, small samurai sword used for decapitation

斬新, ざんしん

novel, original, newness

切り込み, 斬り込み, 切込み, きりこみ

cut, notch, raid, attack

斬, ざん

beheading, decapitation

切り倒す, 斬り倒す, 切倒す, きりたおす

to cut down, to chop down, to fell

切り刻む, 斬り刻む, 斬刻む, きりきざむ

to hew, to chop up, to mangle, to mince


This site uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence.

Study Lists

Jōyō Kanji Study List

This list contains all Kanji in the revised 2010 Jōyō Kanji list.  This is a guide to the Kanji characters by the Japanese Ministry of...

Remember The Kanji 6th Edition

This is the collection of Kanji that is provided in the 6th Edition of Remember The Kanji. This is meant to make it easy to add this list...

Join Now And Go Premium To Create Your Own Vocabulary Study Lists

Join Now

Related Practice Sheets

There's Nothing Here Yet!
Nobody has created a related Practice Sheet yet. Create one now to help practice your writing skills.

Join And Go Premium To Create Your Own Practice Sheets

Join Now