9 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 5th grade
JLPT exam level N2

rule, follow, based on, model after

  • to conform to
  • counter for rules ②rule
  • rule ②model ③teachings of Buddha ④transverse measurement

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

ソク 95.8%
のり 2.4%
のっと 1.8%

Character Breakdown

rule, follow, based on
ソク のり のっと.る (5th, N2)
かい バイ (1st, N2)
eye, class, look
め モク ボク (1st, N4)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)
knife, standing sword radical (no. 18)

Contained In

Common Words

foul ②violation (of the law, regulations, etc.)
principle ②as a rule
ironclad rule
punishment ②penal regulations
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Unicode hex code 5247
JIS X 0208 1-34-7
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 4487
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 487
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1444
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 1994
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 608
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 618
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Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 764
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 702
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 808
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 197
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 89
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 7b2.1
Four corner code 6280.0
De Roo Code 3943