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Stroke Count
8 Strokes
Radical
艸 + 5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. young, if, perhaps, possibly, low number, immature
Readings
Kun'yomi: わか.い、も.し、も.しくは、も.しくわ、わか-、ごと.し。
On'yomi: ニャク、ニャ。(Go-on Reading)
ジャク、ジャ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 若

Dictionary Entries for 若

waka
noun
  1. youth
  2. child (esp. of the young son of someone of high social standing)
noun, used as a prefix, noun, used as a suffix
  1. young; new
mokoro
noun, adverb
  1. like; similar to; same as

Stroke Order Diagrams for 若

Construction of Character for 若

Radicals and parts present in 若
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Part
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Origin and construction of 若
  1. 象形。手を挙げて祈る巫女を象る物であり、「艸」(草)とは関係ない。髪をとく、体の柔らかい女性を象る(藤堂)。手や髪の部分が、草冠のように変形した。後に「」を添え、「神託」の意を強くした(藤堂)、又は、神器を添えたものとも(白川)。神託から、「かく」「ごとし」の意が生じる。「わかい」巫女が祈ることから、「わかい」の意を生じたものか。音は、「」(本当?)「」「」「」等と同系で、「やわらかい」の意を含む。また音を借り、中称の代名詞、助詞や接続詞に用いられた。

Kanji related to 若

  • 使

    調

    沿

Meanings in Other Languages for 若

French
  1. jeune, si, peut-être, ou bien, petit nombre, inexpérimenté, immature
Portuguese
  1. jovem, se, talvez, possivelmente, número baixo, imaturo
Spanish
  1. joven, algunos, posiblemente, de otra forma

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