12 strokes
lame 尢 (尣)
concerning, settle, take position, depart, study, per
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
624 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 就業 【シュウギョウ】 employment, starting work
  • 就学 【シュウガク】 entering school, school attendance
  • 去就 【キョシュウ】 leaving or staying, (one's) course of action, (one's) position, (one's) attitude
  • 進退去就 【シンタイキョシュウ】 one's course of action, deciding what to do with oneself, whether staying in the present position or leaving it
  • 本懐成就 【ホンカイジョウジュ】 realization of a great ambition, attainment of one's most cherished desire, one's earnest prayer being answered
  • 不空成就 【フクウジョウジュ】 Amoghasiddhi, Infallible Magic (a dhyani-Buddha)

Kun reading compounds

  • 就く 【つく】 to take (seat, position, course, office, etc.), to assume, to be hired, to be employed, to ascend (the throne), to accede, to start (on a journey), to commence, to depart, to study (under teacher), to be an apprentice
  • 就ける 【つける】 to install (a king, emperor, etc.), to appoint (to a post), to promote, to assign (to study under)


Japanese names:
たか、 なり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • llegar al trabajo
  • realizar
  • establecerse en
  • tomar posición
  • llevar a cabo


  • colocar
  • tomar partido
  • lado de um contrato
  • partido


  • concernant
  • s'installer
  • prendre place
  • prendre un poste
  • adhérer à
  • se rendre à
  • étudier
  • par
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900 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
890 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
953 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
323 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
759 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1226 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1668 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
934 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
961 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
514 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
520 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2129 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1113 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1512 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1988 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7599 Morohashi
1694 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1401 New Nelson (John Haig)
1969 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2121 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
947 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
457 2001 Kanji
3d9.21 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-4 SKIP code
0391.4 Four corner code
1-29-02 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c31 Unicode hex code