Japanese Dictionary

Kanji literal and JLPT

Strokes count

Strokes: 11

side (of body), carry under arm
On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

  • エキ
On'Yomi Readings

Kun'Yomi Readings

  • たす.ける
  • わきばさ.む

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • 脇, 腋, 掖

    armpit; under one's arm; side; flank

    beside; close to; near; by

    aside; to the side; away; out of the way

    off-track; off-topic

    deuteragonist; supporting role

    second verse (in a linked series of poems)

  • 闕腋, 欠掖

    unstitched, open side of some traditional Japanese clothing; clothing with such an open side

    robe worn by military officials with a round collar, unstitched open sides and no ran

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