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刀 : Sword

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sword, saber, knife

On 'yomi:
トウ(tou)
Kun 'yomi:
かたな(katana) そり(sori)
Nanori:
(ki)(chi)(to) わき(waki)
Strokes:2
Radical: (18)
Usage Rating:1794
JLPT:N1
old JLPT:1
Grade:2
Unicode:05200
jis208:37-65
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刀 Usage examples

(こしがたな)short sword
を打つ(かたなをうつ)to temper a sword, to forge a sword
を差す(かたなをさす)to wear a sword
二腰(たちふたこし)two swords
一枝(ちょうとういっし)one long sword
(しゅとう)hand used like a sword in striking
を帯びる(とうをおびる)to wear a sword
(りとう)sharp sword
さばき(たちさばき)
捌き(たちさばき)
swordplay, swordsmanship
(ちがたな)bloody sword (blade)
安全剃(あんぜんかみそり)safety razor
一太(ひとたち)stroke of sword
乱麻を断つ(かいとうらんまをたつ)to cut the Gordian knot
長柄(ながえがたな)long, two-handed sword
野太(のだち)large war sword (carried across the back)
長太(ながだち)ancient longsword
(なぎなたじゅつ)
(なぎなたじゅつ)
art of using a naginata (halberd)
斬馬(ざんばとう)zanbato, a type of long sword
(はいとうれい)sword prohibition
小太(こだち)short sword, small sword
を切る(てがたなをきる)to make a ceremonial hand movement when receiving the monetary award
忍び(しのびがたな)Ninja sword
(にんとう)Ninja sword
名字帯(みょうじたいとう)the right to bear a surname and to wear a sword (during the Edo period)
甘辛両(あまからりょうとう)taste for both wines and sweets, having a liking for both alcoholic beverages and sweet things
割鶏牛(かっけいぎゅうとう)using a meat ax when a knife would suffice, taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut, using a grand-scale measure (a massive instrument) to deal with an insignificant problem
弓馬(きゅうばとうそう)archery, horsemanship, spearsmanship, and swordsmanship, martial arts in general
御免(たいとうごめん)a non-samurai being granted the privilege of wearing a sword (during the Edo period)
苗字帯(みょうじたいとう)the right to bear a surname and to wear a sword (during the Edo period)
押っ取り(おっとりがたな)
おっとり(おっとりがたな)
rushing to an emergency with sword in hand, not having had time to affix it at the waist, scurrying unprepared
(さすが)dagger
(にゅうとう)cutting the cake (at a wedding)
(まんとう)
(まんとう)
ninja weapon disguised as a pair of garden shears
折れ矢尽きて(かたなおれやつきて)having exhausted every available means
銃砲剣類所持等取締法(じゅうほうとうけんるいしょじとうとりしまりほう)Swords and Firearms Control Law (1958)
(じゅうとうほう)Swords and Firearms Control Law (1958)