8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 5th grade
JLPT exam level N3

system, law, rule

  • system

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

セイ 100.0%

Character Breakdown

system, law, rule
セイ (5th, N3)
うし ギュウ ご (2nd, N4)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
dry, parch, ebb
ひ.る カン ほ.す (6th, N2)
towel, hanging scroll, width
キン フク おお.い (11th)
knife, standing sword radical (no. 18)

Contained In

Common Words

work (film, book) ②production
control (of a machine, device, etc.) ②control (over an opponent, one's emotions, etc.)
(air traffic) controller
gaining total control (of people or counties)
conquest ②winning (a championship)
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Unicode hex code 5236
JIS X 0208 1-32-9
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 683
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 687
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Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 425
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2f6.1
Four corner code 2220.0
De Roo Code 2443