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Kanji Details for 球

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Stroke Count
11 Strokes
玉 + 7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ball, sphere
Kun'yomi: たま。
On'yomi: グ。(Go-on Reading)
キュウ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 球

Dictionary Entries for 球

  1. sphere
suffix, counter
  1. counter for balls
  1. ball; sphere; globe; orb
  2. bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet
  3. ball (in sports) (esp. 球)
  4. pile (of noodles, etc.)
  5. bullet (esp. 弾; also written as 弾丸)
  6. bulb (i.e. a light bulb) (esp. 球)
  7. lens (of glasses, etc.)
  8. bead (of an abacus) (esp. 玉,珠)
  9. ball (i.e. a testicle) (esp. 玉)
  10. gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl (esp. 玉,珠; also written as 璧)
  11. female entertainer (e.g. a geisha)
  12. person (when commenting on their nature); character
  13. item, funds or person used as part of a plot
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. egg
noun, used as a suffix
  1. coin (usu. だま)
  2. precious; beautiful; excellent
  1. ball (for sport, games, etc.)
  2. kemari; type of football played by courtiers in ancient Japan

Stroke Order Diagrams for 球

Construction of Character for 球

Radicals and parts present in 球
Part dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3) Kanji Details »
Part water Kanji Details »
Part king, rule, magnate Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 球
Traditional Chinese Character
Origin and construction of 球
  1. 会意形声。「」+音符「」(かわごろも)、かわごろもを腰で締める様子、又は丸めて運ぶことなどから、「まるい」の意が生じた。

Kanji related to 球

  • 姿

Meanings in Other Languages for 球

  1. balle, sphère
  1. bola, esfera
  1. pelota, esfera

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