5 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 3rd grade
JLPT exam level N3

salute, bow, ceremony, thanks, remuneration

  • thanks ②manners ③bow ④reward
  • ライ
  • あや
  • なり
  • のり
  • ひろし

Main Radical



Reading Commonality

レイ 99.9%
ライ 0.1%

Character Breakdown

salute, bow, ceremony
レイ ライ れ (3rd, N3)
cult, showing radical (no. 113)
the latter, duplicate, strange
おと- オツ イツ (8th, N1)

Common Words

discourtesy ②excuse me ③to leave ④to be rude
thanks ②manners ③bow ④reward
thanks ②manners ③bow ④reward
baptism ②initiation (into a society, group, etc.) ③one's first experience of something
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Unicode hex code 793C
JIS X 0208 1-46-73
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 3229
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 4061
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 818
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 1012
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 547
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 24626P
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 620
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 630
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 337
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 770
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 436
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 262
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 822
AJLT Japanese For Busy People vols I-III 3.13
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1417
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1096
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4e1.1
Four corner code 3221.0
De Roo Code 656