5 strokes
mouth, opening
history, chronicle
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
511 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 史 【シ】 history
  • 史家 【シカ】 historian
  • 通史 【ツウシ】 overview of history
  • 正史 【セイシ】 official history, authorized history


Japanese names:
あきら、 あや、 お、 こ、 ちか、 とし、 なか、 のぶ、 ひさ、 ひと、 ふみ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • historia
  • crónica


  • história
  • crônica


  • histoire
  • chronique
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332 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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300 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
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4-5-4 SKIP code
5004.6 Four corner code
5000.6 Four corner code
1-27-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53f2 Unicode hex code