5 strokes
dispose, manage, deal with, sentence, condemn, act, behave, place
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
547 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 処刑 【ショケイ】 execution
  • 処遇 【ショグウ】 treatment (of a person), dealing with
  • 随所 【ズイショ】 everywhere, all over the place, here and there, at every turn
  • 一所 【イッショ】 one place, the same place, one person, together

Kun reading compounds

  • 所 【ところ】 place, spot, scene, site, address, district, area, locality, one's house, point, aspect, side, facet, passage (in text), part, space, room, thing, matter, whereupon, as a result, about to, on the verge of, was just doing, was in the process of doing, have just done, just finished doing
  • 所々 【ところどころ】 here and there, in places
  • 一所 【いっしょ】 one place, the same place, one person, together
  • 候処 【そうろうところ】 just, but


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chu3, chu4


  • lugar
  • deshacerse de
  • ingeniárselas
  • arreglárselas
  • tratar


  • dispor
  • administrar
  • lidar com
  • semtença
  • condenar
  • ato
  • proceder


  • traiter
  • se débarrasser
  • sentence
  • condamner
  • agir
  • se comporter
  • vierge
  • lieu
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350 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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1137 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1189 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1212 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
398 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3764 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1918 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2609 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
303 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1745 Morohashi
3031 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
435 New Nelson (John Haig)
297 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
318 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
418 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
836 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2567 2001 Kanji
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3-3-2 SKIP code
2740.1 Four corner code
1-29-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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