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

seduce, call, send for, wear, put on, ride in, buy, eat, drink, catch (cold)

  • to call ②to eat ③to put on ④to ride
  • ショウ

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

ショウ 90.2%

Character Breakdown

seduce, call, send for
ショウ め.す (7th, N2)
sword, saber, knife
かたな トウ ち (2nd, N1)
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)

Contained In


Unicode hex code 53EC
JIS X 0208 1-30-4
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 668
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 695
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2001
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 2494
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1261
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 1727
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 86
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 90
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 1473
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 152
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 1115
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 3241
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 1387
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 995
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1032
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 396
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1043
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1691
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 279
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 87
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2f3.3
Four corner code 1760.2
De Roo Code 3577