6 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 8th grade
JLPT exam level N1

punish, penalty, sentence, punishment

  • penalty
  • おさか
  • ぎょう

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ケイ 98.9%
おさか 1.1%

Character Breakdown

punish, penalty, sentence
ケイ おさか ぎょう (8th, N1)
open, initiate, begin
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
twenty, twenty or letter H radical (no. 55)
キョウ ク にじゅう (Kentei 1)
knife, standing sword radical (no. 18)

Contained In

Common Words

(police) detective ②criminal matter
death penalty
Ministry of Justice (in Tang-dynasty China)
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Unicode hex code 5211
JIS X 0208 1-23-26
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1052
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 185
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 686
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2f4.2
Four corner code 1240.0
De Roo Code 3243