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Stroke Count
5 Strokes
人 + 3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. substitute, change, convert, replace, period, age, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., generation, charge, rate, fee
Kun'yomi: か.(わ)る、か.える、よ、しろ、-がわ.り、か.わる、かわ.り、かわ.る。
On'yomi: ダイ。(Go-on Reading)
タイ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 代

Dictionary Entries for 代

  1. world; society; age; generation
  1. substitution
  2. material
  3. price
  4. margin (e.g. for stapling, etc.); area required for something
  5. shiro (unit of land area equal to one-fiftieth of a tan; ~19.83 m.sq.)
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. charge; cost; price
  2. generation; age; reign
  3. (geological) era
  4. (after someone's name or title) a representative of; on behalf of; for (someone)
  5. used after a phone number to indicate that it is a switchboard number
  1. counter for decades of ages, eras, etc.
  2. counter for generations (of inheritors to a throne, etc.)
  3. proxy application company

Stroke Order Diagrams for 代

Construction of Character for 代

Radicals and parts present in 代
Part piling, ceremony radical (no. 56) Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 代
  1. 会意形声。[人]+音符「」。「弋」は「くい)」の原字で、互い違いになるの意。「」にその意が残る。

Kanji related to 代

  • 使


  • 宿

Meanings in Other Languages for 代

  1. substituer, changer, convertir, remplacer, période, âge, ère, génération, montant d'argent, taux, prix, redevance
  1. substituto, mudança, convertido, repor, período, idade, geração, carga, valor, taxa
  1. generación, reinado, sustituir, reemplazar, relevar

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