3 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N5

above, up

Kun'yomi
  • above ②top ③before ④superiority ⑤on top of that ⑥honorable
  • -うえ
  • うわ-
  • upper reaches (of a river) ②top ③long ago ④beginning
  • to raise ②(of the tide) to come in ③to vomit ④to do for (the sake of someone else)
  • -あげる
  • to rise ②to enter (esp. from outdoors) ③to be complete
  • -あがる
  • rise ②income ③completion ④after (rain, illness, etc.) ⑤ex- (e.g. ex-bureaucrat)
  • -あがり
  • to ascend ②to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the Sun) ③to go to (the capital) ④to be promoted
  • ascent ②up-train ③upbound (esp. toward Tokyo) ④upstream
  • to raise
  • to raise
  • たてまつ
On'yomi
  • ジョ
    from the standpoint of ②first volume (e.g. book) ③superior quality ④ana-
  • ショウ
  • シャン
Nanori
  • あおい
  • あげ
  • かき
  • かず
  • かん
  • こう
  • のぼり
  • ほつ

Character Breakdown

above, up
ジョウ あ.げる うえ (1st, N5)
divining, fortune-telling, divination or katakana to radical (no. 25)
ボク うらない うらな.う (Kentei Pre-1)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

to raise ②(of the tide) to come in ③to vomit ④to do for (the sake of someone else)
above ②top ③before ④superiority ⑤on top of that ⑥honorable
not less than ②above-mentioned ③since ... ④that's all
to rise ②to enter (esp. from outdoors) ③to be complete
above ground ②this world
to stand up ②to rise ③to recover ④to take action
skillful ②flattery
superior ②(that's) just fine!
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References

Unicode hex code 4E0A
JIS X 0208 1-30-69
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 798
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2m1.1
Four corner code 2110.0
De Roo Code 1272