5 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N2

jewel, ball

  • ball ②egg ③okonomiyaki ④coin
  • たま-
  • -だま
  • ギョ
    precious stone (esp. jade) ②egg (sometimes esp. as a sushi topping) ③stock or security being traded ④position (in finance, the amount of a security either owned or owed by an investor or dealer)
  • おう
  • だん

Main Radical



Reading Commonality

たまたま--だま 85.9%
ギョク 14.1%

Character Breakdown

jewel, ball
たま ギョク おう (1st, N2)
king, rule, magnate
オウ -ノウ おお (1st, N3)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)

Contained In

Common Words

ball ②egg ③okonomiyaki ④coin
eyeball ②special feature ③special program ④sunny-side up fried egg
Saitama (city, prefecture)
New Year's gift
Tamayori-hime (deity; mother of Emperor Jimmu)
fireball ②will-o'-the-wisp
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Unicode hex code 7389
JIS X 0208 1-22-44
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 575
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1313
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 262
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4f0.2
Four corner code 1010.3
De Roo Code 3172