9 strokes
Jinmeiyou kanji used in names
Kentei exam level Pre-1
JLPT exam level N1

continent, sandbar, island, country

  • しま
  • シュ
    state (US, Australia, India, Germany, etc.) ②continent ③dear
  • sandbank

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

シュウ 71.2%

Character Breakdown

continent, sandbar, island
シュウ ス しま (Kentei Pre-1, N1)
water, water radical (no. 85)
state, province
シュウ ス す (3rd, N2)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)
かわ セン か (1st, N5)

Common Words

sandbank in a river
stairs at the front of a noh stage, which go over the white gravel separating the audience from the stage
spit (of land)
sandy beach ②designs and objects with a wavy pattern ③sweet mochi cake
mid-ocean sandbank
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Unicode hex code 6D32
JIS X 0208 1-29-7
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 2539
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3120
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 391
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 467
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 291
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 352
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 2289
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 2386
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 820
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 17413
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 2138
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1178
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3a6.10
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