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READING  トウ、かたな
MEANING  sword
JLPT level N1 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
たんとうちょくにゅう
going right to the point, point-blank, without beating about the bush, frankness
ほうとう
treasured sword
いっとう
sword (blade), single stroke
いっとうりょうだん
cutting in two with a single stroke, taking decisive (drastic) measure, cutting the (Gordian) knot
かいとう
(literary) sharp sword
 
Example sentences
単刀直入
僕は彼に単刀直入に尋ねたよ。
I asked him point-blank.
宝刀
伝家の宝刀をぬく。
Play one's trump card.
 
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