10 strokes
thumb, inch
shoot, shine into, onto, archery
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
937 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 射 【シャ】 archery, mapping, map, morphism, arrow
  • 射撃 【シャゲキ】 firing, shooting, fire, gunshot, marksmanship
  • 照射 【ショウシャ】 irradiation, radiation, beaming, exposure (to light), illumination
  • 投射 【トウシャ】 projection (of an image)

Kun reading compounds

  • 射る 【いる】 to shoot (arrow, bolt, dart)
  • 射す 【さす】 to shine
  • 撃つ 【うつ】 to shoot (a gun, person, etc.), to fire


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
she4, shi2, ye4
sa, seog


  • disparar
  • tirar
  • radiar
  • liberar


  • dispare
  • brilha dentro
  • sobre
  • arte do arco e flexa


  • lancer une flèche
  • tir à l'arc
  • sur
  • briller
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882 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1000 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4603 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
989 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1222 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1144 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
900 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
922 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1015 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
505 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1850 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
979 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1327 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1257 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7434 Morohashi
1458 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1380 New Nelson (John Haig)
1249 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1338 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
902 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
848 2001 Kanji
0a10.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-3 SKIP code
2440.0 Four corner code
2420.0 Four corner code
1-28-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c04 Unicode hex code