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

bamboo

Kun'yomi
  • bamboo (any grass of subfamily Bambusoideae) ②middle (of a three-tier ranking system)
On'yomi
  • チク
Nanori
  • たか

Main Radical

(KanXi)

Variants

Reading Commonality

たけ 72.1%
たか 14.0%
チク 13.9%

Character Breakdown

bamboo
たけ たか チク (1st, N2)
individual(個) variant
knife, wrapping enclosure(勹) variant
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)

Common Words

bamboo (any grass of subfamily Bambusoideae) ②middle (of a three-tier ranking system)
bamboo thicket
stilts (for walking) ②hobby horse
Japanese timber bamboo (Phyllostachys bambsoides)
small wooden Japanese toy that flies when spun between the palms of one's hands
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References

Unicode hex code 7AF9
JIS X 0208 1-35-61
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 3366
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 4246
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 228
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 267
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 168
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 201
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 937
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 1007
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 719
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 247
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 68
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 25841
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 170
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 129
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 129
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 113
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 790
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 71
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 59
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 374
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1471
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 946
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 6f0.1
Four corner code 8822.0
De Roo Code 2353