10 strokes
thumb, inch
leader, commander, general, admiral, or, and again, soon, from now on, just about
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
634 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 将 【ショウ】 commander, general, leader
  • 将来 【ショウライ】 future, (future) prospects, bringing (from abroad, another region, etc.), bringing about, giving rise to, causing, incurring
  • 少将 【ショウショウ】 major general, rear admiral, air commodore
  • 王将 【オウショウ】 king (of the senior player)

Kun reading compounds

  • 将に 【まさに】 just (about to), on the point of, on the verge of, on the brink of
  • 将 【はた】 or, otherwise, furthermore, also, perhaps, by some chance, possibly, that being said, be that as it may, however, but, not to mention, needless to say, as expected, sure enough, really, at all
  • 将又 【はたまた】 or
  • 将門記 【しょうもんき】 Shōmonki (chronicle of the Taira-no-Masakado Rebellion, ca 940CE)
  • 将に 【まさに】 just (about to), on the point of, on the verge of, on the brink of


Japanese names:
かつ、 かつり、 すすむ、 たか、 ゆき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiang1, jiang4


  • líder
  • cargo
  • mando
  • mandar
  • de ahora en adelante


  • líder
  • comandante
  • general
  • almirante
  • ou
  • e outra vez
  • logo
  • de agora em diante
  • somente sobre isto


  • dirigeant
  • commandant
  • général
  • amiral
  • ou
  • l'un après l'autre
  • bientôt
  • à partir de maintenant
  • à peu près
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899 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
561 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2840 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
920 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
479 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1040 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
627 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
637 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
830 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
506 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
551 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
336 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
415 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
739 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7437P Morohashi
460 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1379 New Nelson (John Haig)
731 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
789 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
447 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
906 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1248 2001 Kanji
2b8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
3214.9 Four corner code
3714.2 Four corner code
1-30-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c06 Unicode hex code