8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 4th grade
JLPT exam level N1

breed, care for, shepherd, feed, pasture

  • pasture
  • ボク
    regional governor in ancient China
  • まい
  • もく

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ボク 80.3%
まき 19.0%
もく 0.4%
まい 0.3%

Character Breakdown

breed, care for, shepherd
ボク まき もく (4th, N1)
うし ギュウ ご (2nd, N4)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
dry, parch, ebb
ひ.る カン ほ.す (6th, N2)
strike, hit, folding chair radical variant (no. 66)
ホク (Kentei 1)
person(人) variant
mow, cut grass, subdue
ガイ ゲ おさ.める (Kentei 1)

Common Words

farm (livestock) ②pasture
governor (of province or state) ②princes
pasture land
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4g4.1
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