13 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 2nd grade
JLPT exam level N4


  • new
  • new
  • あら-
  • にい-
  • シン
    new ②newness ③Gregorian calendar
  • あせ
  • あたらし
  • にっ
  • につ
  • よし

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

シン 58.9%
あたらしい 25.2%
あらあら- 13.8%
にい- 1.5%
にっ 0.5%

Character Breakdown

シン あたら.しい あら.た (2nd, N4)
parent(親) variant
stand up, rise, set up
た.つ リツ たつ (1st, N4)
kettle lid radical (no. 8)
トウ (Kentei 1)
grass, straw, herbs
to divide
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
tree, wood
き モク こ- (1st, N5)
axe, 1.32 lb, catty
キン (8th, N1)

Contained In

Common Words

new ②newness ③Gregorian calendar
New World (esp. the Americas, but also Australasia) ②new world
new face ②modern humans (from Cro-Magnon man onwards)
fresh troops ②newcomer ③new method
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Unicode hex code 65B0
JIS X 0208 1-31-23
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 5b8.3
Four corner code 0292.1
De Roo Code 454