8 strokes
reality, truth
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
  • 実現 【ジツゲン】 implementation (e.g. of a system), materialization, materialisation, realization, realisation
  • 切実 【セツジツ】 earnest, sincere, acute, keen, fervent, pressing, urgent, serious, severe, pertinent, appropriate
  • 着実 【チャクジツ】 steady, sound, solid, reliable, trustworthy
  • 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
  • 実る 【みのる】 to bear fruit, to ripen
  • 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
  • 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
  • 嘘から出た実 【うそからでたまこと】 truth comes out of falsehood, many a true word is spoken in jest
  • 実る 【みのる】 to bear fruit, to ripen
  • 実り 【みのり】 ripening (of a crop), crop, harvest


Japanese names:
ぐみ、 さね


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


  • realidade
  • verdade


  • réalité
  • vérité
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