5 strokes
turban, scarf
market, city, town
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
42 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 市 【シ】 city
  • 市民 【シミン】 citizen, citizenry, public, city inhabitant, townspeople, bourgeoisie, middle class
  • 同市 【ドウシ】 same city
  • 田園都市 【デンエントシ】 garden city

Kun reading compounds

  • 市 【いち】 market, fair
  • 市場 【いちば】 (town) market, (street) market, marketplace
  • 骨董市 【こっとういち】 antique market, flea market
  • 草市 【くさいち】 flower market during Obon, fair of plants and flowers (as offerings)


Japanese names:
い、 ち
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • mercado
  • ciudad


  • mercado
  • cidade


  • marché
  • ville
  • cité
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