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

severance, decline, refuse, apologize, warn, dismiss, prohibit, decision, judgement, cutting

  • to sever ②to suppress ③to abstain (from)
  • to refuse ②to inform ③to ask leave
  • さだめる
  • decision

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ダン 77.5%
ことわ 17.5%

Character Breakdown

severance, decline, refuse
ダン ことわ.る た.つ (5th, N3)
fishhook radical(乙) variant
rice, USA, metre
ベイ こめ マイ (2nd, N3)
to divide
tree, wood
き モク こ- (1st, N5)
axe, 1.32 lb, catty
キン (8th, N1)

Common Words

judgment ②divination ③judgment
to refuse ②to inform ③to ask leave
constant ②indecisiveness ③usual
declining ②announcement
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Unicode hex code 65AD
JIS X 0208 1-35-39
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 6b5.6
Four corner code 2272.1
De Roo Code 1254