13 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 7th grade
JLPT exam level N3

year-end, age, occasion, opportunity

Kun'yomi
  • year ②age ③past one's prime
  • とせ
    counter for years (following a number in the hito-futa-mi counting system)
  • よわい
On'yomi
  • -years-old
  • セイ

Main Radical

(KanXi)

Reading Commonality

サイ 85.7%
とし 13.5%
セイ 0.5%
とせ 0.3%

Character Breakdown

year-end, age, occasion
サイ とし セイ (7th, N3)
stop, halt
と.まる シ どめ (2nd, N4)
divining, fortune-telling, divination or katakana to radical (no. 25)
ボク うらない うらな.う (Kentei Pre-1)
sign of the dog, 7-9PM, eleventh sign of Chinese zodiac
いぬ ジュツ (Kentei 1)
5th calendar sign
つちのえ ボ ボウ (Kentei Pre-1)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
halberd, arms, festival car
ほこ カ ほこづくり (Kentei 1)
piling, ceremony radical (no. 56)
ヨク いぐるみ (Kentei 1)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
little, small
ショウ こ- ちい.さい (1st, N5)
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

-years-old
banzai ②something to cheer about ③giving up ④eternal life and prosperity
under 1 year old (of a baby)
matter for great congratulation
decade (of age)
under ... years of age
goddess of (lucky) directions
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References

Unicode hex code 6B73
JIS X 0208 1-26-48
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 2434
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2962
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2490
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 3131
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1605
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 2190
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 512
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 551
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 550
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 1995
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 1418
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 16326P
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 1294
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 479
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 487
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 653
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1636
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 703
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1131
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 394
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4n9.5
Four corner code 2125.3
De Roo Code 1259