8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 7th grade
JLPT exam level N1

yield, bend, flinch, submit

  • to stoop ②to bend down
  • to stoop
  • クツ
  • くっ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

クツ 77.6%
くっ 22.1%
かがかがめる 0.3%

Character Breakdown

yield, bend, flinch
クツ くっ かが.む (7th, N1)
corpse, remains, flag radical (no. 44)
シ かたしろ (Kentei 1)
exit, leave, go out
で.る だ.す シュツ (1st, N5)
やま サン セン (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

tedium ②to feel bored
theory ②(unreasonable) argument
to yield ②to bend (knee, etc.) ③to subdue ④to feel down
narrow ②formal ③constrained ④tight (e.g. finances)
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Unicode hex code 5C48
JIS X 0208 1-22-94
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1386
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1415
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3079
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 3821
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 7669
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 1802
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1940
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Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1166
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 349
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 528
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1069
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3r5.2
Four corner code 7727.2
De Roo Code 3776