6 strokes
child, seed
exist, suppose, be aware of, believe, feel
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
577 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 存続 【ソンゾク】 continuance, survival, persistence, retention, duration
  • 存在 【ソンザイ】 existence, being, presence
  • 残存 【ザンゾン】 survival, remaining, being extant, being left
  • 共存 【キョウゾン】 coexistence
  • 存分 【ゾンブン】 to one's heart's content, as much as one likes, without reserve, freely, to the full
  • 存じる 【ゾンジル】 to know, to be aware (of), to be acquainted (with), to think, to consider, to believe, to feel
  • 温存 【オンゾン】 preservation, retainment, keeping
  • 共存 【キョウゾン】 coexistence

Kun reading compounds

  • 永らえる 【ながらえる】 to have a long life, to live a long time


Japanese names:
あり、 まさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • existir
  • proteger
  • conocer
  • suponer


  • supor
  • estar atento
  • acreditar
  • sentir


  • supposer
  • être conscient de
  • croire
  • sentir
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2982 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1284 New Nelson (John Haig)
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739 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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