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


  • six
  • six ②six years of age ③six o'clock (old time system)
  • six ②six years of age ③six o'clock (old time system)
  • むい
  • six
  • リク
  • むつ
  • ろっ
  • ろつ

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

ロク 85.1%
ろっ 13.8%
むっ 0.7%
リク 0.3%
むつ 0.0%

Character Breakdown

ロク ろっ むっ.つ (1st, N5)
kettle lid radical (no. 8)
トウ (Kentei 1)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

the six realms (Deva realm, Asura realm, Human realm, Animal realm, Hungry Ghost realm, Naraka realm)
the six elements (earth, water, fire, wind, void, and consciousness)
sixth heaven (of the desire realm)
six o'clock ②six periods of a day (morning, midday, afternoon, evening, midnight, late night)
the six senses
crest of the Sanada clan (featuring six sen coins, trad. to pay for crossing the Sanzu River)
endless circle of transmigration in the six posthumous worlds
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Unicode hex code 516D
JIS X 0208 1-47-27
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2j2.2
Four corner code 0080.0
De Roo Code 461