8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 3rd grade
JLPT exam level N3

happiness, blessing, fortune

  • happiness ②luckily
  • good luck ②harvest
  • happiness
  • good luck ②harvest
  • さき
    good luck ②harvest
  • さし
  • さっ
  • とも
  • ひろ
  • みゆき
  • ゆき
  • よし

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

しあわ 58.9%
コウ 30.6%
さいわ 5.7%
ゆき 4.2%
さち 0.5%
さっ 0.0%

Character Breakdown

happiness, blessing, fortune
しあわ.せ コウ さいわ.い (3rd, N3)
soil, earth, ground
ド つち は (1st, N5)
sheep(羊) variant
to divide
dry, parch, ebb
ひ.る カン ほ.す (6th, N2)

Contained In

Common Words

unhappiness ②death (usu. of a relative)
happiness ②luckily
putting on weight from the good (married) life
to bring someone happiness
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Unicode hex code 5E78
JIS X 0208 1-25-12
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1073
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1595
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 894
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Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1519
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3b5.9
Four corner code 4040.1
De Roo Code 1455