3 strokes
length, ten shaku, measure, Mr., Ms., height, stature, all (one has), only, that's all, merely
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
1375 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 丈 【ジョウ】 3.03 meters (ten shaku), length, measure, Mr., Mrs.
  • 丈夫 【ジョウブ】 healthy, robust, strong, solid, durable
  • 気丈 【キジョウ】 stout-hearted, firm, courageous, brave, tough
  • 方丈 【ホウジョウ】 square jō (approx. 10 sq feet), abbot's chamber, chief priest

Kun reading compounds

  • 丈 【たけ】 height, stature, length (esp. of clothing), all (one has), everything, magnificence (of a waka poem, etc.)
  • 丈比べ 【たけくらべ】 comparison of statures
  • 草丈 【くさたけ】 rice plant's height
  • 着丈 【きたけ】 dress length
  • 丈 【だけ】 only, just, merely, simply, no more than, nothing but, alone, as much as, to the extent of, enough to
  • 丈に 【だけに】 as one would expect from ..., given that ... (naturally ...), because ..., being ..., precisely because ..., all the more because of ..., on account of ..., ... being what it is, only to, only for, only in
  • 一度だけ 【いちどだけ】 only once
  • 七分丈 【しちぶたけ】 three-quarter length (usu. clothing)


Japanese names:
とも、 ますら
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • unidad de longitud (10 pies)
  • altura
  • sólido
  • fuerte
  • longitud


  • comprimento
  • 10 pés
  • medida
  • Sra.
  • Dona.
  • altura
  • estatura
  • todo
  • únicamente
  • isto é tudo
  • meramente


  • longueur
  • 10 pieds (jo)
  • mesure
  • M
  • Mme
  • taille
  • stature
  • tout (ce qu'on a)
  • seulement
  • c'est tout
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