Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
ancestor, pioneer, founder
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
1226 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 祖 【ソ】 ancestor, forefather, progenitor
  • 祖国 【ソコク】 motherland, fatherland, native country
  • 元祖 【ガンソ】 originator, founder, pioneer, inventor
  • 教祖 【キョウソ】 founder of a religious sect

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
zu3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • antepasado
  • pionero
  • fundador

Portuguese

  • antecessor
  • pioneiro
  • fundador

French

  • ancêtre
  • pionnier
  • fondateur
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