3 strokes
Jinmeiyou kanji used in names
Kentei exam level Pre-1

fork in road, crotch

  • crotch ②fork (in a tree, road, river, etc.)
  • シャ
  • サイ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

シャ 44.1%
また 33.6%

Character Breakdown

fork in road, crotch
シャ また サ (Kentei Pre-1)
or again, furthermore, on the other hand
また ユウ やす (8th, N1)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)

Contained In

Common Words

yaksha (Buddhist guardian deities sometimes depicted as demonic warriors)
tuning fork
three-way junction
probationary nun (undergoing a two-year probationary period before receiving ordainment)
crotch of a tree
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Unicode hex code 53C9
JIS X 0208 1-26-21
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 856
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 669
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3386
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 4194
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 2870
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 2914
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 2923
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 3116
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2h1.1
Four corner code 1740.0