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Stroke Count
10 Strokes
糸 + 4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
Kun'yomi: もと。
On'yomi: ス、ソ。

Japanese Meaning for 素

Dictionary Entries for 素

  1. origin; source (usu. 元)
  2. base; basis; foundation; root (esp. 基)
  3. cause (also 因, 原)
  4. ingredient; material (esp. 素)
  5. (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location
  6. original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
  7. (plant) root; (tree) trunk
  8. first section of a waka
  1. counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)
  1. handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip

  1. one's nature; one's feelings; oneself
no adjective
  1. plain; unadorned; undecorated; unadulterated; au naturel
  1. mere; poor (before a noun)
  2. exceedingly (before an adjective)

na adjective, no adjective, noun
  1. plain, white silk
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. prime

Stroke Order Diagrams for 素

Construction of Character for 素

Radicals and parts present in 素
» Radical thread
» Part kettle lid radical (no. 8)
» Part soil, earth, ground, Turkey
» Part little, small
» Part short thread radical (no. 52)
Origin and construction of 素

Kanji related to 素

  • 寿

  • 綿

Meanings in Other Languages for 素

  1. élément, principe, nu, découvert
  1. elementar, princípio, descoberto, nu
  1. materia prima, elemental, normal, usual

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