Jisho

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15 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
广
Variants:
chafe, rub, polish, grind, scrape
Kun:
ま.するさす.るす.る
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1252 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 摩擦 【マサツ】 friction, rubbing, rubdown, chafe
  • 摩天楼 【マテンロウ】 skyscraper
  • 断末魔 【ダンマツマ】 death agony
  • あん摩 【アンマ】 massage, esp. the Anma Japanese type of massage, masseur, masseuse, massager, blind person (as many were traditionally massagers)

Kun reading compounds

  • 摩する 【まする】 to rub, to scrub, to draw near, to press
  • 摩る 【さする】 to pat, to stroke, to rub off, to polish, to grind, to graze, to scrape, to be equal to, to be about to reach
  • 擦る 【する】 to rub, to chafe, to strike (match), to file, to frost (glass), to lose (e.g. a match), to forfeit, to squander one's money (e.g. through gambling, Pachinko, etc.)

Readings

Chinese:
mo2, ma1
Korean:
ma

Spanish

  • roce
  • fricción
  • caricia

Portuguese

  • escoriação
  • raspar
  • polir
  • alcance
  • arranhão

French

  • irriter
  • gratter
  • caresser
  • frictionner
  • polir
  • moudre
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547 2001 Kanji
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3-3-12 SKIP code
3-11-4 SKIP code
0025.2 Four corner code
43-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6469 Unicode hex code