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Kanji Details for 背

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Stroke Count
9 Strokes
肉 + 5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel
Kun'yomi: せ、せい、そむ.く、そむ.ける。(Jouyou Reading)
On'yomi: ハイ。(Go-on, Kan-on Readings)
バイ、ヘ、ベ。(Go-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 背

Dictionary Entries for 背

  1. height; stature
  1. back; spine
  2. reverse; rear side
  3. height; stature
  4. ridge (of a mountain)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 背

Construction of Character for 背

Radicals and parts present in 背
Part spoon, spoon or katakana hi radical (no. 21) Kanji Details »
Part month, moon Kanji Details »
Part left-side kata radical (no. 91) Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 背
Traditional Chinese Character
Origin and construction of 背
  1. 会意形声。「肉」+音符「」、「北」は、二人の人が背中を合わせる様。「北」が太陽に背を向けるの意から「きた」を意味するようになったのにともない、「肉」をつけ「せなか」を意味するようになった。

Kanji related to 背

  • 鹿

  • 婿

Meanings in Other Languages for 背

  1. stature, taille, dos, arrière, désobéir, défier, revenir sur, se rebeller
  1. estatura, altura, costas, atrás, desobedecer, desafiar, quebrar promesum, rebelar
  1. espalda, detrás, estatura, desobedecer, infringir, rebelarse

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