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Kanji Details for 脇

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Stroke Count
10 Strokes
肉 + 6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. armpit, the other way, another place, flank, supporting role
Kun'yomi: わき。(Jouyou Reading)
On'yomi: コウ。(Go-on Reading)
キョウ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 脇

Dictionary Entries for 脇

no adjective, noun, adverb
  1. side; edge; beside; besides; nearby
noun, adverb
  1. while (doing); in addition to; at the same time
  1. armpit; under one's arm; side; flank
  2. beside; close to; near; by (also written as 傍, 側)
  3. aside; to the side; away; out of the way
  4. off-track; off-topic
  5. deuteragonist; supporting role (usu. written ワキ in Noh)
  6. second verse (in a linked series of poems)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 脇

Construction of Character for 脇

Radicals and parts present in 脇
Part power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert Kanji Details »
Part month, moon Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 脇
Simplified Chinese Character
Origin and construction of 脇
  1. 会意形声。「月()」+音符「」。「劦」は力を入れた手で挟み込むの意であり、手で挟みこんだ「わき」を意味。「(力を入れた手で挟みこんでおどす)」と同音同義であるが日本では使い分けられた。「」と同系、「」「」「」「」と近縁。

Kanji related to 脇

  • 婿

Meanings in Other Languages for 脇

  1. flanc, aisselle, de côté (regard), ailleurs (regard), second rôle
  1. axila, sobaco, flanco, lado, lateral

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