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Kanji Details for 將

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Stroke Count
11 Strokes
寸 + 8 Strokes
Taught in Grade 10
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English Meaning
  1. commander, general, admiral
Kun'yomi: まさ.に、はた、ひきい.る、もって、まさる。
On'yomi: ソウ。(Go-on Reading)
ショウ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 將

Stroke Order Diagrams for 將

Construction of Character for 將

Radicals and parts present in 將
Radical measurement, foot/10 Kanji Details »
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Part left-side kata radical (no. 91) Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 將
Simplified Chinese Character, New Character Form
Origin and construction of 將
  1. 会意形声。「(=)」+「(=)」+音符「」、「爿」は「」の原字で寝台又はベンチ様のもの。戦に際して、「爿」に「肉」を供え「手」で奉る儀式があり、それを軍団の長、即ち「将」が執り行ったことから(白川)、又は、「爿」には「長い」に意があり、「手」における最も長い指「中指」を意味した。後に、長となって軍団を率いる者の意を生じた(藤堂)。

Kanji related to 將

  • 寿

  • 婿

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