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初 : First time

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first time, beginning

On 'yomi:
ショ(sho)
Kun 'yomi:
はじ.め(haji.me) はじ.めて(haji.mete) はつ(hatsu) はつ-(hatsū) うい-() -そ.める(so.meru) -ぞ.め(zo.me)
Nanori:
(shi) はっ(ha)
Strokes:7
Radical: (18)
Usage Rating:152
JLPT:N3
old JLPT:2
Grade:4
Unicode:0521d
jis208:29-73
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初 Usage examples

食い(くいぞめ)
(くいぞめ)
weaning ceremony
める(みそめる)to have sexual relations for the first time, to meet for the first time
咲きめる(さきそめる)to begin to blossom
(しょこう)first watch of the night (approx. 7 pm to 9 pm)
(しょよう)beginning of an epoch, initial period
(はつに)for the first time
(はつみ)first Serpent day of the year
(ほんしょ)beginning, origin, start
(めいしょ)first year of Meiji era
等数学(しょとうすうがく)elementary mathematics
飛行(はつひこう)maiden flight (e.g. of an aircraft)
(しょせん)first match (in a series)
犯者(しょはんしゃ)first offender
年度(しょねんど)first year, initial (year)
土俵(はつどひょう)first tournament for a wrestler
優勝(はつゆうしょう)first championship win (esp. sumo)
っ切り(しょっきり)comic sumo performance
(うぶ)
(うぶ)
birth-, naive, unsophisticated, inexperienced, green, wet behind the ears
っ端(しょっぱな)
っぱな(しょっぱな)
the very beginning
(はつずり)
刷り(はつずり)
first print (run)
日本(にっぽんはつ)first (of its kind) in Japan
(しょそ)the first generation of a family, school (of thought) or religious sect
世界(せかいはつ)world-first
歩的(しょほてき)elementary, basic, rudimentary
期症状(しょきしょうじょう)initial symptom
売り(はつうり)first business conducted by retailers in the New Year
買い(はつがい)going shopping on January 2nd
(はしぞめ)weaning ceremony
一等最(いっとうさいしょ)first off, first thing
期の結核(しょきのけっかく)incipient tuberculosis, initial-stage tuberculosis