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Kanji Details for 薬

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Stroke Count
16 Strokes
Radical
艸 + 13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. medicine, chemical, enamel, gunpowder, benefit
Readings
Kun'yomi: くすり。(Jouyou Reading)
み。
On'yomi: ヤク。(Go-on, Kan-on Readings)

Japanese Meaning for 薬

Dictionary Entries for 薬

kusuri
noun
  1. medicine; pharmaceuticals; (legal) drugs
  2. efficacious chemical (i.e. gunpowder, pesticide, etc.)
  3. (pottery) glaze
  4. small bribe
yaku
noun
  1. dope; narcotics; drugs
  2. medication; drug; treatment; anti-

Stroke Order Diagrams for 薬

Construction of Character for 薬

Radicals and parts present in 薬
Part
Part two-stroke water radical or ice radical (no. 15) Kanji Details »
Part day, sun, Japan, counter for days Kanji Details »
Part tree, wood Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 薬
Traditional Chinese Character, Old Character Form
Simplified Chinese Character
Origin and construction of 薬
  1. 会意形声。「」+音符「」。「楽」は、「」等に見られる「細かくすりつぶす」の意。

Kanji related to 薬

  • 稿

Meanings in Other Languages for 薬

French
  1. médicament, produit chimique, émail, poudre à canon, bénéfice
Portuguese
  1. remédio, produto químico, esmalte, pólvora, benefício
Spanish
  1. medicina, droga

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