8 strokes
happiness, blessing, fortune
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
786 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 幸 【サチ】 good luck, fortune, happiness, harvest, yield
  • 幸運 【コウウン】 good luck, fortune
  • 親不孝 【オヤフコウ】 lack of filial piety, disobedience to one's parents
  • 御幸 【ギョウキ】 imperial visit, imperial outing

Kun reading compounds

  • 幸い 【さいわい】 happiness, blessedness, luck, fortune, felicity, luckily, fortunately
  • 幸いあれ 【さいわいあれ】 be happy!, cheer up!
  • 幸 【さち】 good luck, fortune, happiness, harvest, yield
  • 幸ある 【さちある】 fortunate, happy, lucky
  • 川の幸 【かわのさち】 catch (fish) of the river, products of the river, fruits of the river
  • 山幸 【やまさち】 food of the mountains (wild game, mountain vegetables, mushrooms, etc.), fruits of the land
  • 幸せ 【しあわせ】 happiness, good fortune, luck, blessing
  • 幸せにする 【しあわせにする】 to bring someone happiness, to make someone happy


Japanese names:
こ、 さき、 さし、 さっ、 とも、 ひろ、 みゆき、 ゆ、 ゆき、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • felicidad
  • bendición
  • fortuna
  • buena suerte


  • felicidade
  • benção
  • fortuna


  • joie
  • bénédiction
  • fortune
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1408 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1519 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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1595 New Nelson (John Haig)
1505 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1622 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
423 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
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