8 strokes
reality, truth, seed, fruit, nut
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
68 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 実 【ジツ】 truth, reality, sincerity, honesty, fidelity, content, substance, (good) result
  • 実演 【ジツエン】 demonstration, presentation, stage show, performance
  • 名実 【メイジツ】 in name and in reality, nominally and virtually, form and contents
  • 内実 【ナイジツ】 the facts, the truth, the true state of affairs, in truth, in fact, in reality, actually
  • 故実 【コジツ】 ancient practices, old customs

Kun reading compounds

  • 実 【み】 fruit, nut, seed, (in broth) pieces of meat, vegetable, etc., content, substance
  • 実り 【みのり】 ripening (of a crop), crop, harvest
  • 浮き実 【うきみ】 soup garnish
  • 桷 【ずみ】 Toringo crabapple (Malus sieboldii)
  • 実る 【みのる】 to bear fruit, to ripen, to produce (good) results, to show results, to bear fruit
  • 実るほど頭の下がる稲穂かな 【みのるほどあたまのさがるいなほかな】 the more learned, the more humble, the boughs bearing the most hang lowest
  • 誠 【まこと】 truth, reality, sincerity, honesty, integrity, fidelity, that's right
  • 実に 【じつに】 indeed, really, absolutely, truly, actually, very, quite
  • 嘘から出たまこと 【うそからでたまこと】 something intended as a lie or joke which (by chance) ends up being true, lie turned truth
  • 実り 【みのり】 ripening (of a crop), crop, harvest
  • 実る 【みのる】 to bear fruit, to ripen, to produce (good) results, to show results, to bear fruit


Japanese names:
ぐみ、 さね
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • realidad
  • verdad
  • fruta
  • nuez
  • semilla
  • contenido
  • buen resultado
  • dar frutos
  • madurar


  • realidade
  • verdade


  • réalité
  • vérité
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