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Kanji Details for 裏

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Stroke Count
13 Strokes
衣 + 7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. back, amidst, in, reverse, inside, palm, sole, rear, lining, wrong side
Kun'yomi: うら。(Jouyou Reading)
On'yomi: リ。(Go-on, Kan-on Readings)

Japanese Meaning for 裏

Dictionary Entries for 裏

  1. opposite side; bottom; other side; side hidden from view; undersurface; reverse side
  2. rear; back; behind
  3. lining; inside
  4. in the shadows; behind the scenes; offstage; behind (someone's) back
  5. more (to something than meets the eye); hidden side (e.g. of one's personality); unknown circumstances; different side
  6. proof
  7. opposite (of a prediction, common sense, etc.); contrary
  8. inverse (of a hypothesis, etc.)
  9. bottom (of an inning); last half (of an inning)
  1. in (e.g. secret); with (e.g. success) (after a noun that represents a state or condition; often as 〜裏に)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 裏

Construction of Character for 裏

Radicals and parts present in 裏
Radical garment, clothes, dressing Kanji Details »
Part kettle lid radical (no. 8) Kanji Details »
Part ri, village, parent's home, league Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 裏
Simplified Chinese Character
Nonstandard Form
Origin and construction of 裏
  1. 会意形声。「」+音符「」。「里」は田畑を農具を使って筋目立てるの意であり、「」はもともと、筋目のついた布であり、衣服の裏地に使用したもの(藤堂)。

Kanji related to 裏

  • 西

Meanings in Other Languages for 裏

  1. arrière, revers, verso, intérieur, semelle, paume, envers, doublure, mauvais côté
  1. costas, no meio de, em, inverter, interior, palma, atrás, forro, lado errado
  1. reverso, opuesto, parte interior, en esa situación, interior

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