9 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 2nd grade
JLPT exam level N5


  • south
  • ナン
  • なみ
  • みな
  • みまみ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ナン 60.0%
みなみ 36.5%
みな 0.7%
なみ 0.1%

Character Breakdown

ナン みなみ ナ (2nd, N5)
ジュウ ジッ か (1st, N5)
upside-down box radical (no. 13)
キョウ ケイ (Kentei 1)
sheep(羊) variant
to divide
dry, parch, ebb
ひ.る カン ほ.す (6th, N2)

Contained In

Common Words

southern part
island in the southern sea (esp. Shikoku)
South Pole ②the Antarctic
South America
southern country ②southern provinces
Southern Cross (asterism formed with the brightest four stars of the constellation Crux)
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Unicode hex code 5357
JIS X 0208 1-38-78
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 778
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 619
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2082
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Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1627
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2k7.1
Four corner code 4022.7
De Roo Code 1553