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Kanji Details for 背

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Stroke Count
9 Strokes
Radical
肉 + 5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel
Readings
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

sei
noun
  1. height; stature
se
noun
  1. back; spine
  2. reverse; rear side
  3. height
  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

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

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