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Stroke Count
3 Strokes
Radical
子 + 0 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Readings
Kun'yomi: こ、ね、-こ。
On'yomi: ス。(Tou-on Reading)
シ、ツ。

Japanese Meaning for 子

Dictionary Entries for 子

ko
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. child
  2. young (animal)
  3. young woman; young geisha (also 娘)
  4. offshoot
  5. interest
  6. new shares
noun
  1. player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.)
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. bird egg
noun, used as a suffix
  1. -er (often of young women) (after a noun or -masu stem)
ne
noun
  1. the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac)
  2. hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am)
  3. north
  4. eleventh month of the lunar calendar
mi
noun
  1. fruit; nut
  2. seed
  3. (in broth) pieces of meat, vegetable, etc.
  4. content; substance
shi
noun
  1. child (esp. a boy)
  2. viscount
  3. founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius); master
  4. masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature)
pronoun
  1. you (of one's equals)
noun, used as a suffix
  1. -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
su
suffix
  1. honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
kou
noun
  1. child
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. interest

Stroke Order Diagrams for 子

Construction of Character for 子

Origin and construction of 子
  1. 象形

Kanji related to 子

Meanings in Other Languages for 子

French
  1. enfant, signe de la 1ère branche terrestre, signe du Rat (zodiaque), 23 h à 01 h, Nord (0°)
Portuguese
  1. criança
Spanish
  1. chiquillo, niño

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