12 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 4th grade
JLPT exam level N2

elephant, pattern after, imitate, image, shape, sign (of the times)

  • to model on, to make in the shape of, to represent
  • ショウ
    form, shape, figure
  • elephant (Elephantidae spp.)
  • きさ

Main Radical


Character Breakdown

elephant, pattern after, imitate
ショウ ゾウ かたど.る (4th, N2)
knife, wrapping enclosure(勹) variant
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)
number one, line, rod radical (no. 2)
コン シ ジョ
pig, hog, pig radical (no. 152)
 (Kentei 1)

Contained In


Unicode hex code 8C61
JIS X 0208 1-30-61
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 4472
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 5744
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2134
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 2647
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1350
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 1831
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Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 2130
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O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 1761
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 809
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 36372
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 533
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 739
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 752
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 663
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 916
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 540
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 591
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 939
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1718
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1995
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2n10.1
Four corner code 2723.2
De Roo Code 2551