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filial piety, child's respect


Components - Individual components of the kanji.
Bushu - Kanji that share the same bushu number.
Classical - Kanji that share the same classical number.
Jouyou - Same Jouyou grade.
Skip - Same skip codes.
Example - Example sentences.
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References - References numbers found in an assortment of reference books.


English filial piety
child's respect
Romaji takashi
Korean hyo
Mandarin xiao4
Reading コウ
Nanori (name) たか
Radical name - -


Radical no
Radical Number -
Bushu Number 24
Classical Radical # 39
Frequency of use 1030
Jouyou grade level 6
Stroke count 7
Hex ID 3927
Unicode ID 5b5d
Four corner code 4440.7
Skip code 3-4-3
Nelson index -
JIS 0208 code -
JIS 0212 code -


StrokesRadicalRad. #RomajiEnglish
3 39 ko child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
4 125 rou old man, old age, grow old


1 atsu go around, rule, administer
2 inui drought, dry, dessicate, drink up, heaven, emperor
3 kan tree trunk
4 kan letter, writing brush
5 kyou co-, cooperation
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1 ki seasons
2 takashi filial piety, child's respect
3 ji character, letter, word, section of village
4 ketsu mosquito wriggler
5 juku which, how, who
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1 i uncommon, queerness, strangeness, wonderful, curious, unusual
2 i bequeath, leave behind, reserve
3 iki range, region, limits, stage, level
4 u eaves, roof, house, heaven
5 ei reflect, reflection, projection
6 en prolong, stretching
7 沿 en run alongside, follow along, run along, lie along
8 ware ego, I, selfish, our, oneself
9 hai ashes, puckery juice, cremate
10 kaku broaden, extend, expand, enlarge
11 kaku tower, tall building, palace
12 kawa leather, become serious, skin, hide, pelt
13 wari proportion, comparatively, divide, cut, separate, split
14 kabu stocks, stump, shares, stock, counter for small plants
15 kan scroll, volume, book, part, roll up, wind up, tie, coil, counter for texts (or book scrolls)
16 kan dry, parch
17 kan watch over, see
18 kan simplicity, brevity
19 ki dangerous, fear, uneasy
20 ki brandish, wave, wag, swing, shake
21 tsukue desk, table
22 takashi precious, value, prize, esteem, honor
23 gi doubt, distrust, be suspicious, question
24 kyuu suck, imbibe, inhale, sip
25 tomo submit, offer, present, serve (meal), accompany
26 mune bosom, breast, chest, heart, feelings
27 sato home town, village, native place, district
28 tsutomu diligence, become employed, serve
29 suji muscle, sinew, tendon, fiber, plot, plan, descent
30 takashi awe, respect, honor, revere
31 kei lineage, system
32 kei admonish, commandment
33 geki drama, play
34 geki violent, get excited, enraged, chafe, incite
35 ana hole, aperture, slit, cave, den
36 nori constitution, law
37 ken authority, power, rights
38 kinu silk
39 gen stern, strictness, severity, rigidity
40 gen source, origin
41 ko call, call out to, invite
42 onore self, snake, serpent
43 go mistake, err, do wrong, mislead
44 kisaki empress, queen, after, behind, back, later
45 takashi filial piety, child's respect
46 kou emperor
47 kurenai crimson, deep red
48 kou steel
49 kou descend, precipitate, fall, surrender
50 koku engrave, cut fine, chop, hash, mince, time, carving
51 koku cereals, grain
52 hone skeleton, bone, remains, frame
53 kon quandary, become distressed, annoyed
54 suna sand
55 za squat, seat, cushion, gathering, sit
56 sumi finish, come to an end, excusable, need not
57 sai tailor, judge, decision, cut out (pattern)
58 saku scheme, plan, policy, step, means
59 satsu tome, counter for books, volume
60 kaiko silkworm
61 姿 sugata figure, form, shape
62 watashi private, I, me
63 ita climax, arrive, proceed, reach, attain, result in
64 shi inspection, regard as, see, look at
65 shi part of speech, words, poetry
66 shi document, records
67 ji magnet, porcelain
68 sha shoot, shine into, onto, archery
69 sha discard, throw away, abandon, resign, reject, sacrifice
70 shaku shaku, Japanese foot, measure, scale, rule
71 jaku young, if, perhaps, possibly, low number, immature
72 ki timber trees, wood
73 shuu income, obtain, reap, pay, supply, store
74 shuu religion, sect, denomination, main point, origin, essence
75 shuu concerning, settle, take position, depart, study, per
76 shuu masses, great numbers, multitude, populace
77 juu accompany, obey, submit to, comply, follow, secondary, incidental, subordinate
78 tate vertical, length, height, self-indulgent, wayward
79 shuku shrink, contract, shrivel, wrinkle, reduce
80 juku mellow, ripen, mature, acquire skill
81 jun genuine, purity, innocence, net (profit)
82 tokoro dispose, manage, deal with, sentence, condemn, act, behave, place
83 sho signature, govt office, police station
84 sho various, many, several, together
85 jo exclude, division (x/3), remove, abolish, cancel, except
86 kizu wound, hurt, injure, impair, pain, injury, cut, gash, scar, weak point
87 shou leader, commander, general, admiral, or, and again, soon, from now on, just about
88 shou hinder, hurt, harm
89 shiro castle
90 jou steam, heat, sultry, foment, get musty
91 hari needle, pin, staple, stinger
92 hitoshi humanity, virtue, benevolence, charity, man, kernel
93 sui droop, suspend, hang, slouch
94 sui conjecture, infer, guess, suppose, support
95 sun measurement, foot/10
96 jou boom, prosper, copulate
97 hijiri holy, saint, sage, master, priest
98 makoto sincerity, admonish, warn, prohibit, truth, fidelity
99 sen proclaim, say, announce
100 sen specialty, exclusive, mainly, solely
101 izumi spring, fountain
102 sen wash, inquire into, probe
103 some dye, color, paint, stain, print
104 zen virtuous, good, goodness
105 sou genesis, wound, injury, hurt, start, originate
106 sou play music, speak to a ruler, complete
107 sou stratum, social class, layer, story, floor
108 misao maneuver, manipulate, operate, steer, chastity, virginity, fidelity
109 mado window, pane
110 sou attire, dress, pretend, disguise, profess
111 zou entrails, viscera, bowels
112 kura storehouse, hide, own, have, possess
113 son suppose, be aware of, believe, feel
114 mikoto revered, valuable, precious, noble, exalted
115 taku home, house, residence, our house, my husband
116 tan shouldering, carry, raise, bear
117 tan grope, search, look for
118 tan nativity, be born, declension, lie, be arbitrary
119 dan warmth
120 dan grade, steps, stairs
121 atai price, cost, value
122 chuu mid-air, air, space, sky, memorization, interval of time
123 tadashi loyalty, fidelity, faithfulness
124 cho renowned, publish, write, remarkable, phenomenal, put on, don, wear, arrival, finish (race), counter for suits of clothing, literary work
125 chou government office
126 shio tide, salt water, opportunity
127 itadaki place on the head, receive, top of head, top, summit, peak
128 chin fare, fee, hire, rent, wages, charge
129 tsuu pain, hurt, damage, bruise
130 ten unfold, expand
131 tou party, faction, clique
132 tou sugar
133 tou chastise, attack, defeat, destroy, conquer
134 todoke deliver, reach, arrive, report, notify, forward
135 nan difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect
136 chichi milk, breasts
137 nin acknowledge, witness, discern, recognize, appreciate, believe
138 nou settlement, obtain, reap, pay, supply, store
139 nou brain, memory
140 ha faction, group, party, clique, sect, school
141 hai haiku, actor
142 hai worship, adore, pray to
143 se stature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel
144 hai lungs
145 han squad, corps, unit, group
146 ban nightfall, night
147 hi negate, no, noes, refuse, decline, deny
148 hi criticism, strike
149 hi secret, conceal
150 hara abdomen, belly, stomach
151 fun stirred up, be invigorated, flourish
152 nami row, and, besides, as well as, line up, rank with, rival, equal
153 hei closed, shut
154 hei highness, steps (of throne)
155 hen one-sided, leaf, sheet
156 ho supplement, supply, make good, offset, compensate, assistant, learner
157 kure livelihood, make a living, spend time
158 takara treasure, wealth, valuables
159 hou call on, visit, look up, offer sympathy
160 bou deceased, the late, dying, perish
161 bou forget
162 bou rod, stick, cane, pole, club, line
163 mai sheet of..., counter for flat thin objects or sheets
164 maku curtain, bunting, act of play
165 mitsu secrecy, density (pop), minuteness, carefulness
166 mei alliance, oath
167 mo imitation, copy, mock
168 wake translate, reason, circumstance, case
169 yuu tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness
170 yuu mail, stagecoach stop
171 you infancy, childhood
172 yoku longing, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving
173 yoku the following, next
174 ran riot, war, disorder, disturb
175 tamago egg, ovum, spawn, roe
176 ran perusal, see
177 ura back, amidst, in, reverse, inside, palm, sole, rear, lining, wrong side
178 ritsu rhythm, law, regulation, gauge, control
179 rin look to, face, meet, confront, attend, call on
180 akira melodious, clear, bright, serene, cheerful
181 ron argument, discourse


1 kai commandment
2 kun old boy, name-suffix
3 takashi filial piety, child's respect
4 bou shaggy hair or dog


Note: Entries from the Tanaka Corpus (Examples) should be taken as extremely loose examples only, not definitive, please read for more information.

# Kanji English
1 行したいときには親はなし。
oyakoukou shitaitokiniha oya hanashi .
By the time you wish to be a good son, your parents are long gone.

2 飯田太郎の後任として、大原一が技術部長として着任したことをお知らせいたします。
iida tarou no kounin toshite , oohara kouichi ga gijutsubu chou toshite chakunin shitakotowoo shirase itashimasu .
We are writing to inform you that Mr Koichi Ohara has been appointed as Manager of the Technical Department in succession to Mr Taro Iida.

3 行な息子さんがいるから、老後の心配しなくていいわね。
oyakoukou na musuko sangairukara , rougo no shinpai shinakuteiiwane .
It must be nice having such a loyal son. You don't have to wonder if you'll be taken care of in your old age. [F]

4 行したいときに親はなし。
koukou shitaitokini oya hanashi .
When one would be filial, one's parents are gone.


# Dict Kanji Hira/Kata English
1 Japanese 奥さん
okusan koukou
(n) devoted to one's wife

2 Japanese
sourou takashi satoshi
(n) Taiwanese film director

3 Japanese
(n) filial piety (P)

4 Japanese
takashi takashi
(n) filial piety

5 Japanese
takashi kei
(n) the Book of Filial Piety

filial piety

filial son

takashi shuu

takashi fuku
mourning clothes

10 Expressions 仁義忠 
jingi chuukou
じん ぎ ちゅう こう
jin gi chuu kou
(n) humanity, justice, loyalty, and filial piety

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Note There is a problem with the stroke order in some of these kanji, I'm aware of it but have no time to fix it, like all online information it should be taken with a (large) grain of salt. To be clear: the problem is in the image drawing program not the Taka database.

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The stroke order information has been borrowed from the Taka Kanji Database


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