Japanese Dictionary

Kanji literal and JLPT

Strokes count

Strokes: 9



star, spot, dot, mark
On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

  • セイ
  • ショウ
On'Yomi Readings

Kun'Yomi Readings

  • ほし
  • -ぼし

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • 衛星


  • star; any light-emitting (or reflecting) heavenly body (except for the sun and the moon)

    suspect (police slang)

  • 海星, 人手, 海盤車

    starfish (any echinoderm of the class Asteroidea); asteroid; sea star

    northern Pacific seastar (Asterias amurensis)

    someone else's hands; other hands

    hand (worker); aide

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