刺 (thorn) kanji
Thorn
This kanji has 8 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 8.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:thorn, pierce, stab, prick, sting, calling card
On reading:
shi
Kun reading:さ-す、さ-さる、さ-し、さし、とげ
sa-su, sa-saru, sa-shi, sashi, toge

Use examples

刺激
しげき
an incentive, a stimulus, an impulse, stimulation, incitement
突き刺す
つきさす
stick, stab, pierce
刺が刺さった
とげがささった
I have got a splinter (a thorn, a prickle).
刺々しい
とげとげしい
sharp, harsh, biting, stinging, cutting, barbed
刺身
さしみ
Sashimi, sliced raw fish
肉刺
まめ
a blister, a corn
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