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Stroke Count
7 Strokes
彳 + 4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. duty, war, campaign, drafted labor, office, service, role
On'yomi: ヤク。(Go-on Reading)
エキ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 役

Dictionary Entries for 役

  1. role; assignment; responsibility; duty; function; job; service
  2. position (of responsibility); post; office
  3. part (in a play, film, etc.); role; character
  4. scoring combination (in mahjong, card games, etc.); meld; hand; yaku
  1. war; campaign; battle
  2. unpaid work (ritsuryo system); forced labor

Stroke Order Diagrams for 役

Construction of Character for 役

Radicals and parts present in 役
Radical stop, linger, loiter, going man radical (no. 60) Kanji Details »
Part table, table enclosure, table or windy radical (no. 16) Kanji Details »
Part or again, furthermore, on the other hand Kanji Details »
Part pike, windy-again radical (no. 79) Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 役
  1. 会意。「」(「く」こと)+「」(シュ:「ほこ」の一種)。武器を持って遠くへ行くこと(=「兵役」)。行って何かの仕事をすることの意となった。

Kanji related to 役

  • 使



  • 殿

  • 殿

  • 殿

Meanings in Other Languages for 役

  1. rôle, fonctions, guerre, campagne, corvée, poste, service
  1. dever, guerra, campanha, esboço, escritório, serviço, papel
  1. oficio, deber, servicio, papel, (guerra)

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