4 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 7th grade
JLPT exam level N1

rust-colored, red, red lead, pills, sincerity

  • red earth (i.e. containing cinnabar or minium)
  • タン
  • たみ
  • まこと

Main Radical

(KanXi) 丿(Nelson)

Reading Commonality

タン 54.5%
たみ 3.9%

Character Breakdown

rust-colored, red, red lead
タン に たみ (7th, N1)
upside-down box radical (no. 13)
キョウ ケイ (Kentei 1)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

Tanba (former province located in parts of present-day Kyoto, Hyogo and Osaka prefectures)
red earth (i.e. containing cinnabar or minium)
working earnestly
Jintan (brand-name breath mint marketed as having various medicinal properties)
Tango (former province located in the north of present-day Kyoto Prefecture)
greenish-black earth ②green verditer ③dark green tinged with yellow
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Unicode hex code 4E39
JIS X 0208 1-35-16
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 163
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 36
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1813
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 18
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 2058
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a4.34
Four corner code 7744.0
De Roo Code 3647