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Stroke Count
3 Strokes
丶 + 2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. of, this
Kun'yomi: の、これ、ゆ.く、この、ゆく、おいて。
On'yomi: シ。

Japanese Meaning for 之

Dictionary Entries for 之

  1. this; this one (indicating an item near the speaker, the action of the speaker, or the current topic)
  2. this person (usu. indicating someone in one's in-group)
  3. now; this point (in time) (as これから, これまで, etc.)
  4. here
  1. used to stress the subject of a sentence
  1. I; me
  1. 's; of; belonging to (indicates possessive; 之 used esp. on tombs)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 之

Construction of Character for 之

Radicals and parts present in 之
Radical dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3) Kanji Details »
Part the latter, duplicate, strange, witty, fishhook radical (no. 5) Kanji Details »
Part kettle lid radical (no. 8) Kanji Details »
Part long stride or stretching radical (no. 54) Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 之
  1. 象形。足跡の象形化(「」「」「」と同様)で、「ゆく」が原義。「これ」の意は音を仮借したもので、さらに助詞の機能が生じた。

Kanji related to 之

Meanings in Other Languages for 之

  1. de, ceci, avancer (radical shinnyuu)
  1. esto, de (partícula posesiva)

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