6 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 4th grade
JLPT exam level N3

contend, dispute, argue

  • to compete, to contest, to contend
  • いかでか
  • ソウ

Main Radical

(KanXi) 丿(Nelson)

Character Breakdown

contend, dispute, argue
あらそ.う ソウ いか.でか (4th, N3)
knife, wrapping enclosure(勹) variant
snout, hand
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)

Contained In


Unicode hex code 4E89
JIS X 0208 1-33-72
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 186
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 69
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2030
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 2523
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1281
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Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 1238
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 271
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 344
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 311
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 236
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 529
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 302
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 302
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 451
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 295
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 558
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 467
Crowley, D. The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power 107
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 361
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 274
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1162
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2n4.2
Four corner code 2750.7
De Roo Code 2547