6 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N5

year, counter for years

  • year ②age ③past one's prime
  • year ②counter for years (e.g. of an era), grades (e.g. school) ③period of an apprentice's contract (usu. ten years)

Main Radical

(KanXi) 丿(Nelson)

Reading Commonality

ネン 86.9%
とし 13.1%

Character Breakdown

year, counter for years
ネン とし ね (1st, N5)

Common Words

year ②age ③past one's prime
(period of) a year ②during the era (of)
how many years ②what year
nth-year student
years later
first-year student ②beginner ③annual ④annual plant
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Unicode hex code 5E74
JIS X 0208 1-39-15
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 188
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1593
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AJLT Japanese For Busy People vols I-III 2.3
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Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1045
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a6.16
Four corner code 8050.0
De Roo Code 2355