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Stroke Count
9 Strokes
Radical
糸 + 3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. promise, approximately, shrink
Readings
Kun'yomi: つづ.まる、つづ.める、つづま.やか。
On'yomi: ヤク、ヨウ。(Go-on, Kan-on Readings)

Japanese Meaning for 約

Dictionary Entry for 約

yaku
adverb
  1. approximately; about
  2. promise
  3. shortening; reduction; simplification
  4. contraction (in phonetics)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 約

Construction of Character for 約

Radicals and parts present in 約
Radical thread Kanji Details »
Part dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3) Kanji Details »
Part wrapping enclosure, wrapping radical (no. 20) Kanji Details »
Part little, small Kanji Details »
Part short thread radical (no. 52) Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 約
Simplified Chinese Character
Origin and construction of 約
  1. 会意形声。「」+音符「」、「勺」は柄杓の象形文字でものをくみ上げるの意、多くのものから取り上げるの意か。

Kanji related to 約

  • 綿

Meanings in Other Languages for 約

French
  1. environ, promettre, abréger, raccourcir
Portuguese
  1. promessa, aproximadamente, recuar
Spanish
  1. promesa, aproximadamente, encogerse, economizar

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