7 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 6th grade
JLPT exam level N2

egg, ovum, spawn, roe

  • eggs ②(hen's) egg ③(an expert) in the making ④beginning
  • ovum

Main Radical

(KanXi) 丿(Nelson)

Reading Commonality

たまご 93.7%
ラン 6.3%

Character Breakdown

egg, ovum, spawn
たまご ラン (6th, N2)
sign of the hare or rabbit, fourth sign of Chinese zodiac, 5-7AM
う ボウ モウ (Kentei Pre-1, N1)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
seal radical (no. 26)
セツ わりふ (Kentei 1)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)

Contained In

Common Words

eggs ②(hen's) egg ③(an expert) in the making ④beginning
rolled egg ②fried egg ③frying pan for making rolled eggs
golden child ②golden egg
egg slow-boiled so that the yolk is hard but the white is still soft (traditionally cooked in a hot spring)
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Unicode hex code 5375
JIS X 0208 1-45-81
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 199
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 632
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 849
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 1058
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1103
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 386
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 1000
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 857
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1135
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 254
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1433
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2e5.2
Four corner code 7772.0
De Roo Code 2644