Kyōiku kanjiJōyō kanji1st grade kanji3 strokesJLPT N5 kanji


Kyōiku kanji
Kanji that Japanese students should learn in elementary school #kyoiku
Jōyō kanji
Kanji considered of common use by the Japanese Ministry of Education #joyo
1st grade kanji
Kanji learned in first grade (elementary school) #grade-1
3 strokes
Kanji with 3 strokes #strokes-3
JLPT N5 kanji
JLPT N5 kanji: Basic Level #jlpt5k


  • On'yomi
  • Kun'yomi
  • Nanori
  • Chinese (pinyin)
  • Korean (hangul)
  • Korean (romanized)
  • Vietnamese
  • Kantenji (braille kanji)


Stroke order

Not available for this kanji.

大 stroke 1大 stroke 2大 stroke 3大 stroke 4
Number of strokes: 3

Components in kanji 大

Similar kanji


Popular words containing this kanji

大幅 おおはば
popularJLPT N1adjective (generic)noun (generic)
  • big, large, drastic, substantial
大統領 だいとうりょう
popularJLPT N3noun (generic)
  • president (of a nation)
大学 だいがく
popularJLPT N5noun (generic)
  • university, college
大会 たいかい
popularJLPT N3noun (generic)
  • mass meeting, convention, rally, conference, assembly, gathering
拡大 かくだい
popularJLPT N3noun (generic)
  • magnification, enlargement, expansion, amplification

Extended information

  • Frequency 7
  • <p>KANJIDIC Project</p> 1763
    <p>"Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary", by <em>Andrew Nelson</em> (now published as the "Classic" Nelson)</p> 1171
    <p>"The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary", by <em>John Haig</em></p> 1133
    <p>"New Japanese-English Character Dictionary", by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 3416
    <p>"Kanji Learners Dictionary" (Kodansha) by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 2133
    <p>"Remembering The Kanji" by <em>James Heisig</em></p> 107
    <p>"A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage" (Gakken)</p> 7
    <p>"Japanese Names", by <em>P.G. O'Neill</em></p> 48
    <p>"Essential Kanji" by <em>.GP. O'Neill</em></p> 32
    <p>"Daikanwajiten" by <em>Morohashi</em></p> 5831:3:367
    <p>"A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters" by <em>Kenneth G. Henshall</em></p> 53
    <p>"Kanji and Kana" by <em>Spahn</em> and <em>Hadamitzky</em></p> 26
    <p>"Kanji and Kana" by <em>Spahn</em> and <em>Hadamitzky</em> (2011 edition)</p> 26
    <p>"A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese" by <em>Florence Sakade</em></p> 22
    <p>Japanese Kanji Flashcards, by <em>Max Hodges</em> and <em>Tomoko Okazaki</em> (Series 1)</p> 40
    <p>"A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese" 3rd edition, by <em>Henshall</em>, <em>Seeley</em> and <em>De Groot</em></p> 25
    <p>Tuttle Kanji Cards, by <em>Alexander Kask</em></p> 14
    <p>"The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power" by <em>Dale Crowley</em></p> 5
    <p>"Kanji in Context" by <em>Nishiguchi</em> and <em>Kono</em></p> 87
    <p>"Japanese For Busy People" vols I-III, published by the AJLT. The codes are the <code>volume.chapter</code></p> 2.2
    <p>The "Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide"</p> 408
    <p>Codes from <em>Yves Maniette</em>'s "Les Kanjis dans la tete" French adaptation of <em>Heisig</em></p> 108
    <p>"Remembering The Kanji, 6th Ed." by <em>James Heisig</em></p> 112
    <p>"Kodansha Kanji Dictionary", (2nd Ed. of the NJECD) by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 4224
    <p>"Kanji Learners Dictionary" (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 2882
  • <p><em>Halpern</em>'s SKIP (System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns) code</p> 4-3-4
    <p>The descriptor codes for The Kanji Dictionary (Tuttle1996) by <em>Spahn</em> and <em>Hadamitzky</em></p> 0a3.18
    <p>The "Four Corner" code for the kanji. This is a code invented by <em>Wang Chen</em> in 1928</p> 4003.0
    <p>The codes developed by the late <em>Father Joseph De Roo</em>, and published in his book "2001 Kanji" (Bonjinsha)</p> 1463
  • <p>JIS X 0208-1997 - kuten coding <code>nn-nn</code></p> 1-34-71
    <p>Decimal representation of the UTF16 character</p> 22823