8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 5th grade
JLPT exam level N3

reside, to be, exist, live with

  • to be (of animate objects) ②to stay ③to be ...-ing
  • -い
  • to be (animate) ②to be ..ing ③to (have the audacity to) do
  • キョ
  • おき
  • すえ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

-い 72.1%
キョ 27.1%

Character Breakdown

reside, to be, exist
い.る キョ コ (5th, N3)
corpse, remains, flag radical (no. 44)
シ かたしろ (Kentei 1)
コ ふる.い ふゆ (2nd, N4)
ジュウ ジッ か (1st, N5)
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)

Contained In

Common Words

living room (Western style)
whereabouts ②place where one belongs
calm or at rest
to settle down
lodger who pays nothing for room and board
retirement (from work) ②retired person ③surrendering headship of the family (pre-WWII)
whereabouts ②place of temporary residence
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Unicode hex code 5C45
JIS X 0208 1-21-79
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1387
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1416
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3080
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 3822
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 7663
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 171
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 171
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Crowley, D. The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power 281
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 535
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 527
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1072
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3r5.3
Four corner code 7726.4
De Roo Code 3777