10 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 5th grade
JLPT exam level N1

benefit, gain, profit, advantage

  • benefit ②profit
  • ヤク
    benefit ②profit
  • まし
  • ます

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

エキ 89.1%
ヤク 8.9%
ます 1.6%
まし 0.4%

Character Breakdown

benefit, gain, profit
エキ ヤク ます (5th, N1)
grass, straw, herbs
to divide
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)
dish, a helping, plate
さら ベイ (3rd, N2)

Contained In

Common Words

profit ②benefit ③grace (of God, Buddha, etc., esp. as attained through rightful actions, prayer, adherence to one's faith, etc.)
benefit ②profit
divine grace ②benefit
(one's) interests
actual profit
national interest
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Unicode hex code 76CA
JIS X 0208 1-17-55
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2o8.5
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