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Stroke Count
3 Strokes
一 + 2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. above, up
Kun'yomi: あ.げる、-あ.がり、-あ.がる、-あ.げる、-うえ、よ.す、あ.がり、あ.がる、うえ、かみ、うわ-、のぼ.す、のぼ.り、のぼ.る、のぼ.せる。
On'yomi: ジョウ。(Go-on Reading)
ショウ。(Kan-on Reading)
シャン。(Tou-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 上

Dictionary Entries for 上

noun, no adjective, adverb, noun, used as a suffix
  1. above; up; over; elder (e.g. daughter)
  1. top; summit; head (e.g. of a staircase)
  2. surface
noun, no adjective, adverb
  1. before; previous
noun, no adjective
  1. superiority; one's superior; one's elder
noun, adverb
  1. on top of that; besides; what's more; not only ... but (following a verb or adjective)
  2. upon (further inspection, etc.); based on (and occurring after) (following a verb or noun)
  3. matters concerning ...; as concerns ...
  4. since (i.e. "for that reason") (as ~上は)
noun, used as a suffix
  1. honorable; venerable (suffix indicating higher social standing than the speaker)
  2. place of one's superior (e.g. the throne)
  3. emperor; sovereign; shogun; daimyo
  4. noblewoman (esp. the wife of a nobleman)

noun, prefix
  1. upper; upward; outer; surface; top

  1. upper reaches (of a river); upper stream
  2. top; upper part; upper half (of the body)
  3. long ago
  4. beginning; first
  5. person of high rank (e.g. the emperor)
  6. government; imperial court
  7. imperial capital (i.e. Kyoto); capital region (i.e. Kansai); region (or direction of) the imperial palace
  8. head (of a table)
  9. wife; mistress (of a restaurant)

noun, used as a suffix
  1. from the standpoint of; as a matter of (e.g. fact); in the field of; being of the type of
  2. aboard (a ship or vehicle); on top of; on; above
  1. first volume (e.g. book)
noun, prefix
  1. superior quality; best; top; high class
  2. going up
  3. governmental; imperial
  4. presenting; showing
  1. ana-

Stroke Order Diagrams for 上

Construction of Character for 上

Radicals and parts present in 上
» Radical one, one radical (no.1)
» Part divining, fortune-telling, divination or katakana to radical (no. 25)
Kanji variants for 上
» Ancient Form
Origin and construction of 上

Kanji related to 上

  • 西

  • 寿

Meanings in Other Languages for 上

  1. au-dessus, haut, monter, donner (je te donne)
  1. acima, para cima, sobre, subir, galgar, em cima, escalar
  1. arriba, encima, parte superior, cima, superficie

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