11 strokes
mouth, opening
chant, recite, call upon, yell
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1123 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 唱和 【ショウワ】 cheering in chorus, saying in unison
  • 唱歌 【ショウカ】 singing, song, music class (at pre-WWII schools), song for music classes
  • 斉唱 【セイショウ】 singing in unison, chanting in unison
  • 主唱 【シュショウ】 advocacy, promotion

Kun reading compounds

  • 唱える 【となえる】 to recite, to chant, to cry, to yell, to shout, to advocate, to advance, to preach, to insist


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • cantar
  • recitar


  • canto
  • recital
  • gritar


  • chant
  • choeur
  • réciter
  • invoquer
  • hurlement
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508 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
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941 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
814 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1137 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1284 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1646 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1759 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1809 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
306 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
555 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
338 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
418 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
21 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3765 Morohashi
462 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
829 New Nelson (John Haig)
21 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
21 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
568 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3778 2001 Kanji
3d8.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
6606.0 Four corner code
1-30-07 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5531 Unicode hex code