Kyōiku kanjiJōyō kanji1st grade kanji4 strokesJLPT N4 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
4 strokes
Kanji with 4 strokes #strokes-4
JLPT N4 kanji
JLPT N4 kanji: Elementary Level #jlpt4k


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


Stroke order

Not available for this kanji.

手 stroke 1手 stroke 2手 stroke 3手 stroke 4手 stroke 5
Number of strokes: 4

Components in kanji 手

Similar kanji


Popular words containing this kanji

popularJLPT N5noun (generic)
  • hand, arm
選手 せんしゅ
popularJLPT N3noun (generic)
  • player (of a sport), athlete, team member
相手 あいて
popularJLPT N3noun (generic)
  • companion, partner, company
取っ手 とって
popularJLPT N1noun (generic)
  • handle, grip, knob
手続き てつづき
popularJLPT N2noun (generic)
  • procedure, process, proceedings, formalities

Extended information

  • Frequency 60
  • <p>KANJIDIC Project</p> 1202
    <p>"Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary", by <em>Andrew Nelson</em> (now published as the "Classic" Nelson)</p> 1827
    <p>"The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary", by <em>John Haig</em></p> 2060
    <p>"New Japanese-English Character Dictionary", by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 3456
    <p>"Kanji Learners Dictionary" (Kodansha) by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 2155
    <p>"Remembering The Kanji" by <em>James Heisig</em></p> 637
    <p>"A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage" (Gakken)</p> 42
    <p>"Japanese Names", by <em>P.G. O'Neill</em></p> 118
    <p>"Essential Kanji" by <em>.GP. O'Neill</em></p> 37
    <p>"Daikanwajiten" by <em>Morohashi</em></p> 11768:5:78
    <p>"A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters" by <em>Kenneth G. Henshall</em></p> 32
    <p>"Kanji and Kana" by <em>Spahn</em> and <em>Hadamitzky</em></p> 57
    <p>"Kanji and Kana" by <em>Spahn</em> and <em>Hadamitzky</em> (2011 edition)</p> 57
    <p>"A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese" by <em>Florence Sakade</em></p> 28
    <p>Japanese Kanji Flashcards, by <em>Max Hodges</em> and <em>Tomoko Okazaki</em> (Series 1)</p> 54
    <p>"A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese" 3rd edition, by <em>Henshall</em>, <em>Seeley</em> and <em>De Groot</em></p> 35
    <p>Tuttle Kanji Cards, by <em>Alexander Kask</em></p> 30
    <p>"The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power" by <em>Dale Crowley</em></p> 57
    <p>"Kanji in Context" by <em>Nishiguchi</em> and <em>Kono</em></p> 170
    <p>"Japanese For Busy People" vols I-III, published by the AJLT. The codes are the <code>volume.chapter</code></p> 2.19
    <p>The "Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide"</p> 847
    <p>Codes from <em>Yves Maniette</em>'s "Les Kanjis dans la tete" French adaptation of <em>Heisig</em></p> 644
    <p>"Remembering The Kanji, 6th Ed." by <em>James Heisig</em></p> 687
    <p>"Kodansha Kanji Dictionary", (2nd Ed. of the NJECD) by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 4267
    <p>"Kanji Learners Dictionary" (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 2907
  • <p><em>Halpern</em>'s SKIP (System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns) code</p> 4-4-3
    <p>The descriptor codes for The Kanji Dictionary (Tuttle1996) by <em>Spahn</em> and <em>Hadamitzky</em></p> 3c0.1
    <p>The "Four Corner" code for the kanji. This is a code invented by <em>Wang Chen</em> in 1928</p> 2050.0
    <p>The codes developed by the late <em>Father Joseph De Roo</em>, and published in his book "2001 Kanji" (Bonjinsha)</p> 2247
  • <p>JIS X 0208-1997 - kuten coding <code>nn-nn</code></p> 1-28-74
    <p>Decimal representation of the UTF16 character</p> 25163