9 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 7th grade
JLPT exam level N1

do, change, make, benefit, welfare, be of use, reach to, try, practice, cost, serve as, good, advantage, as a result of

  • good ②sake ③consequence ④affecting
  • to become ②to result in ③to do ...
  • to build up ②to form ③to intend to
  • to do ②to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.) ③to place, or raise, person A to a post or status B ④verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs") ⑤creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  • たり
  • つく
  • なり
  • びい

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)


Reading Commonality

ため 70.1%

Character Breakdown

do, change, make
ため イ な.る (7th, N1)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
wrapping enclosure, wrapping radical (no. 20)
ホウ つつ.む (Kentei 1)
fire, fire radical (no. 86)
ヒョウ カ

Contained In

Common Words

artificiality ②commission (of a crime)
foreign exchange
Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act
exchange bank
the good you do for others is good you do yourself ②you can't save others (from themselves)
for the benefit of both parties
More Words...


Unicode hex code 70BA
JIS X 0208 1-16-57
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 138
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3411
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3577
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 18981P
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 1484
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1581
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1514
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1277
Crowley, D. The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power 446
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 736
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1274
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1937
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4d5.8
Four corner code 3402.7
De Roo Code 950