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


  • thread
  • thread ②0.0001

Main Radical



Reading Commonality

いと 95.4%

Character Breakdown

いと シ (1st, N2)
short thread radical (no. 52)
ヨウ ちいさい (Kentei 1)
little, small
ショウ こ- ちい.さい (1st, N5)
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)

Common Words

red string of fate
beginning ②clue ③thread end
knitting wool
fine line ②weight of thread ③slit-eyed
(weaving) warp
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Unicode hex code 7CF8
JIS X 0208 1-27-69
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 409
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1503
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1345
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 6a0.1
Four corner code 2290.3
De Roo Code 2741