13 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 5th grade
JLPT exam level N1

tree trunk, main part, talent, capability

  • (tree) trunk
  • (tree) trunk
  • つよし
  • まさ
  • もと
  • えだ
  • くる
  • たかし
  • つね
  • とも
  • もとき
  • よし
  • より

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

カン 61.2%
みき 38.8%

Character Breakdown

tree trunk, main part, talent
カン みき つよし (5th, N1)
sunrise, dawn
カン かがや.く
eminent(卓) variant
ジュウ ジッ か (1st, N5)
early, fast
はや.い サッ ソウ (1st, N4)
day, sun, Japan
ひ ニチ にっ (1st, N5)
ニン ひと ジン (1st, N5)
dry, parch, ebb
ひ.る カン ほ.す (6th, N2)

Contained In

Common Words

(tree) trunk
chief secretary (usu. of a party)
foundation ②root and trunk
executive secretary
cutting straight down
trunk ②shaft (of an arrow) ③handle
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Unicode hex code 5E79
JIS X 0208 1-20-20
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 790
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1596
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1718
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 9183
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 1189
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1248
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Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1254
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 667
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 770
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1230
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 576
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1669
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4c9.8
Four corner code 4844.1
De Roo Code 1555