Japanese Dictionary

Kanji literal and JLPT

Strokes count

Strokes: 4



claw, nail, talon
On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

  • ソウ
On'Yomi Readings

Kun'Yomi Readings

  • つめ
  • つま-

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • nail (e.g. fingernail, toenail); claw; talon; hoof

    plectrum; pick

    hook; clasp

  • つま先, 爪先


  • 糸瓜, 糸爪, 天糸瓜

    sponge gourd; dishcloth gourd; loofah

    sponge cucumber

    (metaphorically, generally in negative sentences) something useless

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