4 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N4


  • dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris) ②squealer ③counterfeit
  • いぬ-
  • ケン

Main Radical



Reading Commonality

いぬいぬ- 88.8%
ケン 11.2%

Character Breakdown

いぬ ケン (1st, N4)
large, big
ダイ おお- た (1st, N5)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
ひと ニン ジン (1st, N5)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)

Common Words

dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris) ②squealer ③counterfeit
loser ②unmarried and childless older woman
puppy ②small dog
evil dog spirit
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Unicode hex code 72AC
JIS X 0208 1-24-4
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AJLT Japanese For Busy People vols I-III 2.17
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Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 243
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3g0.1
Four corner code 4303.0
De Roo Code 1463