5 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N5


  • white ②innocence ③blank space ④white go stone
  • white
  • しら-
  • ハク
    white ②striped mullet fry (Mugil cephalus) ③(spoken) line (in a play, film, etc.) ④white dragon tile
  • ビャク
  • あき
  • はっ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

しろしろ 61.2%
ハク 25.5%
しら- 9.8%
ビャク 2.7%
はっ 0.8%

Character Breakdown

しろ ハク しら- (1st, N5)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
day, sun, Japan
ひ にっ ニチ (1st, N5)

Common Words

interesting ②amusing ③enjoyable ④good
white ②innocence ③blank space ④white go stone
polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
pure white ②blank (e.g. mind, paper)
confession (to a crime, wrongdoing, etc.) ②professing one's feelings (to someone one wants to go out with) ③profession (of faith) ④confession (of sins)
white ②unseasoned ③unfeigned
white sake (presented as an offering to the gods)
swan (Cygnus spp.) ②white-feathered bird
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Unicode hex code 767D
JIS X 0208 1-39-82
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 3095
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4c1.3
Four corner code 2600.0
De Roo Code 878