9 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N3

grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft

  • grass ②ninja ③not genuine ④LOL
  • くさ-
  • -ぐさ
  • draft ②highly cursive style (of writing Chinese characters)

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

くさくさ--ぐさ 64.6%
ソウ 35.4%

Character Breakdown

grass, weeds, herbs
くさ ソウ そ (1st, N3)
grass, grass radical (no. 140)
early, fast
はや.い サッ ソウ (1st, N4)
day, sun, Japan
ひ ニチ にっ (1st, N5)
ジュウ ジッ か (1st, N5)

Common Words

grass ②ninja ③not genuine ④LOL
medicinal herb
gesture ②acting
great variety of flowering plants ②light greenish-blue ③various
grassy field ②grass-covered plain
remarks ②way of talking ③excuse ④topic (of conversation)
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Unicode hex code 8349
JIS X 0208 1-33-80
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 3939
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 5032
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2263
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Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 652
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 229
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3k6.13
Four corner code 4440.6
De Roo Code 1955