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

well, well crib, town, community

  • well
  • セイ
    well curb ②Chinese "Well" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • ショウ
  • いの
  • さい

Main Radical

(KanXi) 丿(Nelson)


Reading Commonality

ショウ 12.9%
セイ 1.0%
いの 0.1%

Character Breakdown

well, well crib, town
い ショウ セイ (7th, N1)
two, two radical (no. 7)
ニ ふた ふだ (1st, N5)
twenty, twenty or letter H radical (no. 55)
キョウ ク にじゅう (Kentei 1)

Contained In


Common Words

ceiling ②ceiling price
water well
Fukui (city, prefecture)
old unused well
well curb ②family crest design based on a square wooden well curb
Fukui Prefecture (Hokuriku area)
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Unicode hex code 4E95
JIS X 0208 1-16-70
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 165
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 76
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3454
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 4265
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 2153
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O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 916
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 258
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 1470
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 1193
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1255
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1031
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1019
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1064
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 34
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1824
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a4.46
Four corner code 5500.0
De Roo Code 1955