12 strokes
belong, genus, subordinate official, affiliated
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
912 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 属 【ゾク】 genus, generic
  • 属する 【ゾクスル】 to belong to, to come under, to be affiliated with, to be subject to
  • 非鉄金属 【ヒテツキンゾク】 non-ferrous metal
  • 貴金属 【キキンゾク】 precious metal
  • 嘱託 【ショクタク】 commission, entrusting with (work), part-time employee, temporary work
  • 嘱望 【ショクボウ】 having great hopes for (someone's future), expecting much of, pinning one's hopes on

Kun reading compounds

  • 雅楽属 【うたのさかん】 alternate assistant court musician (ritsuryō system)


Japanese names:
さっか、 つき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu3, zhu3
chog, sog


  • subordinación
  • obediencia
  • pertenencia


  • pertencer
  • gênero
  • oficial subordinado
  • afiliado


  • faire partie de
  • genre
  • fonctionnaire subalterne
  • affilié à
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