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Stroke Count
11 Strokes
口 + 8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. make a deal, selling, dealing in, merchant
Kun'yomi: あきな.う。(Jouyou Reading)
On'yomi: ショウ。

Japanese Meaning for 商

Dictionary Entry for 商

noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. quotient
  2. dealing; dealer; store
  3. second degree (of the Japanese and Chinese pentatonic scale)
  1. Shang dynasty (China, approx. 1600-1046 BCE); Yin dynasty

Stroke Order Diagrams for 商

Construction of Character for 商

Radicals and parts present in 商
Radical mouth Kanji Details »
Part kettle lid radical (no. 8) Kanji Details »
Part legs radical (no. 10) Kanji Details »
Part upside-down box radical (no. 13) Kanji Details »
Part put together Kanji Details »
Part stand up, rise, set up, erect Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 商
  1. 形声。「(=)」 + 音符「」の略体。もとは、高台を意味する。人が好んで集落を作り、商と自称。に滅ぼされてからは、離散した殷人が、自らの作る工芸品などを全国に売り歩いたしたことから、「あきない」の意味が生じた(通説)。または、「(大型の針)」+「丙(台)」+「口(神器)」の 会意で、殷人の祭祀・祭政を意味、「あきない」の意味は「」「」等と同系である行為に報いる又は償うことから転じたもの。

Kanji related to 商

  • 貿

  • 調

  • 使



Meanings in Other Languages for 商

  1. commerce, affaire, vente, distributeur, marchand
  1. Fazer um acordo, vender, comerciante
  1. trato, negociación, vender, tratar con

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