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JLPT N3 Kanji: 初 (sho, hajime, hatsu) Meaning: first time, beginning – JLPTsensei.com

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Meaning of 初

first time, beginning

Onyomi

ショ
sho

Kunyomi

はじ(め)、はつ
haji(me), hatsu

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 ショ / はじ(め)、はつ 】.

Meaning: first time, beginning.

152 of 2,500 most used kanji in newspapers.

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How to write 初 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 7

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese kana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

それははじめてのかいがいりょこうでした。
sore wa hajimete no kaigai ryokou deshita.
It was my first trip abroad.
Example #2

あなたのはつこいはなんさいのときですか。
anata no hatsukoi wa nansai no toki desuka.
At what age did you have your first love?

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