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

hunt, raid, gather

  • to hunt (animals) ②to search (for a criminal) ③to go looking for (flowers, etc.)
  • hunting ②harvesting (e.g. berries, fruit)
  • -が
  • シュ
  • hunting ②harvesting (e.g. berries, fruit)

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

-が 55.8%
かり 42.3%
シュ 1.8%

Character Breakdown

hunt, raid, gather
か.る かり シュ (7th, N1)
dog(犬) variant
guard, protect, defend
まも.る シュ もり (3rd, N3)
shaped crown, katakana u radical (no. 40)
ベン メン (Kentei 1)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
wa-shaped crown radical (no. 14)
ベキ (Kentei 1)
measurement, tenth of a shaku, a little
スン す みき (6th, N1)

Common Words

hunting ②harvesting (e.g. berries, fruit)
to hunt (animals) ②to search (for a criminal) ③to go looking for (flowers, etc.)
to hunt out ②to impress
hunting ground
shell gathering (at low tide)
a mountain hunt
falconry (using a northern goshawk)
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Unicode hex code 72E9
JIS X 0208 1-28-77
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 2883
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3573
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 397
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 474
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 295
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 356
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 243
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 258
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O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 1023
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 20390
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 1347
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 1581
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1687
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1524
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1280
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1514
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1302
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 248
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3g6.5
Four corner code 4324.2
De Roo Code 2948