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


  • to sit ②to assume (a position) ③to hold steady
  • おわす
  • そぞろに
  • まします

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

すわ 91.3%

Character Breakdown

すわ.る ザ おわす (Kentei Pre-1)
two people
ショウ ジュウ ジュ (Kentei 1)
ひと ニン ジン (1st, N5)
soil, earth, ground
ド つち は (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

sitting together
lotus position (meditation and yoga posture)
zabuton (flat floor cushion used when sitting or kneeling; usu. rectangular)
single-seated plane
three people sitting in a triangle
lotus position (meditation and yoga posture) ②lotus seat (under Buddhist statue)
seated figure (e.g. of Buddha)
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Unicode hex code 5750
JIS X 0208 1-26-33
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 41
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 978
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3547
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 4361
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 2970
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 2844
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 2861
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 1874
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 542
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 4931
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3b4.11
Four corner code 8810.4