5 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N5

book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

  • origin ②base ③counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry) ④handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.)
  • book ②this ③main ④counter for long, cylindrical things
  • まと
  • ごう

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

ホン 98.1%
もと 1.9%
まと 0.0%

Character Breakdown

book, present, main
ホン もと まと (1st, N5)
tree, wood
き モク こ- (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

truth ②proper ③genuine
genuine article
originally ②essentially ③proper
the person in question
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JIS X 0208 1-43-60
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a5.25
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