8 strokes
right hand
accept, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch, receive
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
136 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 受 【ジュ】 vedana (sensation)
  • 受益 【ジュエキ】 benefitting by, benefiting by
  • 授受 【ジュジュ】 giving and receiving, transferring, transfer, changing hands
  • 収受 【シュウジュ】 reception, receiving

Kun reading compounds

  • 受ける 【うける】 to receive, to get, to catch (e.g. a ball), to be struck by (wind, waves, sunlight, etc.), to sustain (damage), to incur (a loss), to suffer (an injury), to feel (influence), to undergo (e.g. surgery), to take (a test), to accept (a challenge), to be given (e.g. life, talent), to find funny, to find humorous, to be amused (by), to follow, to succeed, to be descended from, to face (south, etc.), to be modified by, to obtain (a pawned item, etc.) by paying a fee, to be well-received, to become popular, to go down well
  • 受かる 【うかる】 to pass (examination)


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • recipiente
  • acepción
  • aceptar
  • recibir
  • tomar
  • aprobar examen


  • aceitar
  • sofrer
  • atender (telefone)
  • tomar
  • obter
  • pegar
  • receber


  • subir
  • recevoir
  • accepter
  • répondre (téléphone)
  • prendre
  • obtenir
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260 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
260 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
269 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
270 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3076 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1569 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2146 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
743 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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2421 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
678 New Nelson (John Haig)
735 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
794 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
298 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
304 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2067 2001 Kanji
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2-4-4 SKIP code
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2040.7 Four corner code
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