Definition of 初

  • first time
  • beginning

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ショ
  • はじ
  • はじめて
  • はつ
  • はつ-
  • うい-
  • -そめる
  • -ぞ

Popular Words With This Kanji

初めて, 始めて, 甫めて, はじめて

for the first time, only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...

初, はつ, うい

first, new

始め, 初め, はじめ

beginning, start, outset, opening, first (in line, etc.), origin, such as ..., not to mention ...

最初, さいしょ

beginning, outset, first, onset

当初, とうしょ

at first

初, 初心, 産, 生, うぶ

innocent, naive, unsophisticated, inexperienced, green, wet behind the ears, birth-

初, 初心, 産, 生, うぶ

innocent, naive, unsophisticated, inexperienced, green, wet behind the ears, birth-

初日, しょにち

first or opening day

初期, しょき

early (days), initial stage, initial

初戦, しょせん

first match (in a series)


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