5 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 4th grade
JLPT exam level N3

invariably, certain, inevitable

  • always
  • ヒツ

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

ヒツ 66.1%
かなら 33.9%

Character Breakdown

invariably, certain, inevitable
ヒツ かなら.ず (4th, N3)
heart, mind, spirit
シン こころ (2nd, N4)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)

Contained In

Common Words

necessary ②necessity
bringing certain death
frantic ②inevitable death ③brinkmate (inevitable checkmate)
killer technique ②special or lethal move, usu. one unique to a certain fighter or fighting style
inevitable ②inevitability
certain victory
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a5.16
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