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pure, purify, cleanse, exorcise, Manchu dynasty


Components - Individual components of the kanji.
Bushu - Kanji that share the same bushu number.
Jouyou - Same Jouyou grade.
Skip - Same skip codes.
Example - Example sentences.
Usage - Words that use this kanji.
Drawing - How to draw this kanji.
References - References numbers found in an assortment of reference books.


English pure
Manchu dynasty
Romaji kiyoshi
Korean cheong
Mandarin qing1
Reading セイ
Nanori (name) あき


Radical name - -


Radical no
Radical Number -
Bushu Number 85
Classical Radical # -
Frequency of use 705
Jouyou grade level 4
Stroke count 11
Hex ID 4036
Unicode ID 6e05
Four corner code 3512.7
Skip code 1-3-8
Nelson index -
JIS 0208 code -
JIS 0212 code -


StrokesRadicalRad. #RomajiEnglish
2 7 ni two
2 8 tou kettle lid
3 32 tsuchi soil, earth, ground, Turkey
3 0 shiru soup, juice, broth, sap, gravy, pus
4 74 gatsu month, moon
8 174 ao blue, green


1 aku kindness
2 itsu overflow, inundate, spill
3 in lewdness, licentiousness
4 uzu whirlpool, eddy, vortex
5 ura bay, creek, inlet, gulf, beach, seacoast
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1 ai love, affection, favourite
2 an plan, suggestion, draft, ponder, fear, proposition, idea, expectation, bill, worry
3 i by means of, because, in view of, compared with
4 kurai rank, grade, throne, crown, about, some
5 i surround, besiege, store, paling, enclosure, encircle, preserve, keep
6 i stomach, paunch, crop, craw
7 koromo garment, clothes, dressing
8 in stamp, seal, mark, imprint, symbol, emblem, trademark, evidence, souvenir, India
9 sakae flourish, prosperity, honor, glory, splendor
10 ei England, English
11 shio salt
12 oku hundred million, 10**8
13 ka add, addition, increase, join, include, Canada
14 ka fruit, reward, carry out, achieve, complete, end, finish, succeed
15 ka chapter, lesson, section, department, division, counter for chapters (of a book)
16 ka freight, goods, property
17 me bud, sprout, spear, germ
18 kai reformation, change, modify, mend, renew, examine, inspect, search
19 kai contraption, fetter, machine, instrument
20 gai harm, injury
21 machi boulevard, street, town
22 kaku each, every, either
23 kaku memorize, learn, remember, awake, sober up
24 kan perfect, completion, end
25 kan bureaucrat, the government
26 kan pipe, tube, wind instrument, drunken talk
27 kan outlook, look, appearance, condition, view
28 kan connection, barrier, gateway, involve, concerning
29 gan petition, request, vow, wish, hope
30 ki rejoice, take pleasure in
31 utsuwa utensil, vessel, receptacle, implement, instrument, ability, container, tool, set
32 mare hope, beg, request, pray, beseech, Greece, dilute (acid), rare, few, phenomenal
33 hata national flag, banner, standard
34 ki mechanism, opportunity, occasion, machine, airplane
35 ki seasons
36 ki chronicle, account, narrative, history, annals, geologic period
37 gi deliberation, consultation, debate, consideration
38 kyuu salvation, save, help, rescue, reclaim
39 kyuu request, want, wish for, require, demand
40 kyuu cry, weep, moan
41 kyuu salary, wage, gift, allow, grant, bestow on
42 kyo raise, plan, project, behavior, actions
43 ryou fishing, fishery
44 kyou emulate, compete with, bid, sell at auction, bout, contest, race
45 tomo together, both, neither, all, and, alike, with
46 kyou co-, cooperation
47 kagami mirror, speculum, barrel-head, round rice-cake offering
48 kyoku poles, settlement, conclusion, end, highest rank, electric poles, very, extremely, most, highly, 10**48
49 kun instruction, Japanese character reading, explanation, read
50 gun army, force, troops, war, battle
51 gun county, district
52 kata mould, type, model
53 kei diameter, path, method
54 kei scenery, view
55 gei technique, art, craft, performance, acting, trick, stunt
56 ketsu lack, gap, fail
57 ketsu tie, bind, contract, join, organize, do up hair, fasten
58 takeshi healthy, health, strength, persistence
59 ken build
60 ken verification, effect, testing
61 ko harden, set, clot, curdle
62 sourou climate, season, weather
63 kou achievement, merits, success, honor, credit
64 kou fond, pleasing, like something
65 yasushi ease, peace
66 kou navigate, sail, cruise, fly
67 koku revelation, tell, inform, announce
68 sa distinction, difference, variation, discrepancy, margin, balance
69 sai utmost, most, extreme
70 na vegetable, side dish, greens
71 zai lumber, log, timber, wood, talent
72 saku yesterday, previous
73 satsu printing, print
74 satsu guess, presume, surmise, judge, understand
75 satsu tag, paper money, counter for bonds, placard, bid
76 satsu kill, murder, butcher, slice off, split, diminish, reduce, spoil
77 san nonplussed, three, going, coming, visiting, visit, be defeated, die, be madly in love
78 san scatter, disperse, spend, squander
79 san products, bear, give birth, yield, childbirth, native, property
80 zan remainder, leftover, balance
81 tsukasa director, official, govt office, rule, administer
82 shi history, chronicle
83 samurai gentleman, samurai
84 shi family name, surname, clan
85 shi test, try, attempt, experiment, ordeal
86 ji newborn babe, child, young of animals
87 osamu reign, be at peace, calm down, subdue, quell, govt, cure, heal, rule, conserve
88 ji resign, word, term, expression
89 shitsu lose, error, fault, disadvantage, loss
90 shaku borrow, rent
91 tane species, kind, class, variety, seed
92 shuu circumference, circuit, lap
93 shuku celebrate, congratulate
94 jun obey, order, turn, right, docility, occasion
95 hatsu first time, beginning
96 shou chant, recite, call upon, yell
97 matsu pine tree
98 yaki bake, burning
99 shou illuminate, shine, compare, bashful
100 shou focus, government ministry, conserve
101 warai laugh
102 zou elephant, pattern after, imitate, image, shape, sign (of the times)
103 shou prize, reward, praise
104 shin faith, truth, fidelity, trust
105 shin retainer, subject
106 sei turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach
107 kiyoshi pure, purify, cleanse, exorcise, Manchu dynasty
108 sei quiet
109 seki seat, mat, occasion, place
110 seki volume, product (x*y), acreage, contents, pile up, stack, load, amass
111 ori fold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit
112 fushi node, season, period, occasion, verse, clause, stanza, honor, joint, knuckle, knob, knot, tune, melody
113 setsu rumor, opinion, theory
114 sen war, battle, match
115 sen shallow, superficial, frivolous, wretched, shameful
116 sen elect, select, choose, prefer
117 zen sort of thing, so, if so, in that case, well
118 kura godown, warehouse, storehouse, cellar, treasury
119 su nest, rookery, hive, cobweb, den
120 sou contend, dispute, argue
121 gawa side, lean, oppose, regret
122 soku bundle, sheaf, ream, tie in bundles, govern, manage, control
123 zoku continue, series, sequel
124 sotsu graduate, soldier, private, die
125 mago grandchild, descendants
126 obi sash, belt, obi, zone, region
127 tai regiment, party, company, squad
128 tachi accomplished, reach, arrive, attain
129 tan simple, one, single, merely
130 chi placement, put, set, deposit, leave behind, keep, employ, pawn
131 naka go-between, relationship
132 cho savings, store, lay in, keep, wear mustache
133 chou portent, 10**12, trillion, sign, omen, symptoms
134 chou intestines, guts, bowels, viscera
135 tei lower, short, humble
136 tei halt, stopping
137 soko bottom, sole, depth, bottom price, base, kind, sort
138 teki bull's eye, mark, target, object, adjective ending
139 ten code, ceremony, law, rule
140 den transmit, go along, walk along, follow, report, communicate, legend, tradition
141 to junior, emptiness, vanity, futility, uselessness, ephemeral thing, gang, set, party, people
142 tsutomu toil, diligent, as much as possible
143 tomoshibi lamp, a light, light, counter for lights
144 dou work, (kokuji)
145 dou public chamber, hall
146 e gain, get, find, earn, acquire, can, may, able to, profit, advantage, benefit
147 toku special
148 doku poison, virus, venom, germ, harm, injury, spite
149 netsu heat, temperature, fever, mania, passion
150 nen wish, sense, idea, thought, feeling, desire, attention
151 hai failure, defeat, reversal
152 ume plum
153 hiroshi Dr., command, esteem, win acclaim, Ph.D., exposition, fair
154 meshi meal, boiled rice
155 hi expense, cost, spend, consume, waste
156 hi fly, skip (pages), scatter
157 hitsu invariably, certain, inevitable
158 shirube signpost, seal, mark, stamp, imprint, symbol, emblem, trademark, evidence, souvenir, target
159 hyou ballot, label, ticket, sign
160 fu negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy
161 tsuki adhere, attach, refer to, append
162 otto husband, man
163 fu borough, urban prefecture, govt office, representative body, storehouse
164 fuku vice-, duplicate, copy
165 kona flour, powder, dust
166 hei soldier, private, troops, army, warfare, strategy, tactics
167 betsu separate, branch off, diverge, fork, another, extra, specially
168 hen unusual, change, strange
169 hen environs, boundary, border, vicinity
170 便 bin convenience
171 tsutsumi wrap, pack up, cover, conceal
172 hou method, law, rule, principle, model, system
173 bou ambition, full moon, hope, desire, aspire to, expect
174 maki breed, care for, shepherd, feed, pasture
175 matsu end, close, tip, powder, posterity
176 man full, enough, pride, satisfy
177 hitsuji un-, not yet, hitherto, still, even now, sign of the ram, 1-3PM, eighth sign of Chinese zodiac
178 myaku vein, pulse, hope
179 tami people, nation, subjects
180 mu nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not
181 yaku promise, approximately, shrink
182 isami courage, cheer up, be in high spirits, bravery, heroism
183 you need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
184 you foster, bring up, rear, develop, nurture
185 yoku bathe, be favored with, bask in
186 ri profit, advantage, benefit
187 riku land, six
188 ryou fee, materials
189 ryou good, pleasing, skilled
190 ryou quantity, measure, weight, amount, consider, estimate, surmise
191 wa wheel, ring, circle, link, loop, counter for wheels and flowers
192 rui sort, kind, variety, class, genus
193 rei orders, ancient laws, command, decree
194 rei example, custom, usage, precedent
195 rei cool, cold (beer, person), chill
196 reki curriculum, continuation, passage of time
197 ren take along, lead, join, connect, party, gang, clique
198 rou labor, thank for, reward for, toil, trouble
199 rou old man, old age, grow old
200 roku record


1 tada consider, reflect, think
2 iki range, region, limits, stage, level
3 in lewdness, licentiousness
4 in shade, yin, negative, sex organs, secret, shadow
5 eki fluid, liquid, juice, sap, secretion
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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 縁起に塩をまいてめる。
engi ni shio womaite kiyome ru .
We sprinkle salt for purification.

2 日本人は潔好きは国民です。
nihonjin ha seiketsu suki ha kokumin desu .
The Japanese are a very clean people.

3 俺を洗いめろ!俺を解放しろ!俺を自由にしろ!
ore wo arai kiyome ro ! ore wo kaihou shiro ! ore wo jiyuu nishiro !
Cleanse me! Release me! Set me free! [M]

4 山中では空気はとても浄だ。
sanchuu deha kuuki hatotemo seijou da .
The air is very pure in the mountains.

5 あの家には爽で行かねばならないですか。
ano ie niha kiyoshi sou de ika nebanaranaidesuka .
Do I have to fix up to go to their house?

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# Dict Kanji Hira/Kata English
1 Japanese
kawa kiyoshi
(n) clearing of the river water

2 Japanese
kaku kiyoshi
(n,vs) purification cleaning up purging

3 Japanese
kaku kiyoshi
(n,vs) purification cleaning up purging

4 Japanese
(n) water trickling from rocks

5 Japanese 空気浄機
(n) air cleaner

6 CompVerbs 洗いめる
arai kiyome ru
to wash clean to cleanse (0012)

7 CompVerbs 祓いめる
harai kiyome ru
to purify to exorcise (0083)

8 CompVerbs 払いめる
harai kiyome ru
to purify to exorcise (0083)

9 DDB 淨意樂
fu seijou i raku
impure intentiony

10 DDB 世間
seken seijou
worldly purity

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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.

Kanji drawing map

  • The green dot is the starting point!
  • Name above the completed radical is the reading
  • Name below the completed radical is the radical name
  • If you find an error, please email kanji at

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


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754 Kanji in Context
384 Kanji Learners Dictionary
654 Essential Kanji
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440 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese
569 Tuttle Kanji Cards
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1342 Japanese Names

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