6 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 3rd grade
JLPT exam level N2


  • blood ②blood ③(the) blood
  • ケツ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ケツ 34.8%

Character Breakdown

ち ケツ (3rd, N2)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
dish, a helping, plate
さら ベイ (3rd, N2)

Contained In

Common Words

blood ②blood ③(the) blood
hot blood ②zeal
killing an enemy soldier before the start of a battle to raise spirits ②killing violently
to lose one's mind
blood spilt from the body ②blood circulating within the body (often as a metaphor for strong emotion or hot-bloodedness)
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Unicode hex code 8840
JIS X 0208 1-23-76
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 928
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 5h1.1
Four corner code 2710.0
De Roo Code 874