6 strokes
portent, 10**12, trillion, sign, omen, symptoms
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1174 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 兆 【チョウ】 10^12, 1,000,000,000,000, trillion, sign, omen, indication, portent
  • 兆候 【チョウコウ】 sign, indication, omen, symptom
  • 吉兆 【キッチョウ】 lucky omen, good omen
  • 慶兆 【ケイチョウ】 sign of happiness, good omen

Kun reading compounds

  • 兆す 【きざす】 to show signs, to have symptoms, to give indications (of), to bud, to germinate, to sprout
  • 兆し 【きざし】 sign, indication, omen, symptom


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • presagio
  • síntoma
  • billón
  • mostrar síntomas


  • portento
  • 10 elevado a 12
  • trilhão
  • signo
  • presságio
  • sintomas


  • augures
  • présage
  • signe
  • symptômes
  • 10**12
  • 1000 milliards
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939 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1426 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
637 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1687 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
337 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
244 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1562 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1665 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1269 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
146 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
264 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
166 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
199 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
240 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1347 Morohashi
225 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
346 New Nelson (John Haig)
235 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
250 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
469 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1257 2001 Kanji
2b4.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
3221.3 Four corner code
3211.3 Four corner code
1-35-91 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5146 Unicode hex code