14 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 6th grade
JLPT exam level N2

stratum, social class, layer, story, floor

  • layer ②class ③counter for stories (of a building)

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ソウ 100.0%

Character Breakdown

stratum, social class, layer
ソウ (6th, N2)
corpse, remains, flag radical (no. 44)
シ かたしろ (Kentei 1)
formerly, once, before
ソ ソウ かつ (11th)
to divide
rice field, rice paddy
た デン たん (1st, N4)
day, sun, Japan
ひ ニチ にっ (1st, N5)

Common Words

layer ②class ③counter for stories (of a building)
much more ②single layer (or story, etc.) ③rather
bottom layer ②lowest (societal) class
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Unicode hex code 5C64
JIS X 0208 1-33-56
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 7798X
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Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 486
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 934
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 977
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1725
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 533
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1074
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3r11.2
Four corner code 7726.6
De Roo Code 3778