10 strokes
house on cliff 广
squat, seat, cushion, gathering, sit
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
588 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 座 【ザ】 seat, place, position, status, gathering, party, company, atmosphere (of a gathering), stand, pedestal, platform, trade guild, attaches to the names of constellations, attaches to the names of theatres, cinemas and theatrical troupes, counter for theatres, deities, Buddhist images, tall mountains, and satokagura songs
  • 座席 【ザセキ】 seat
  • 連座 【レンザ】 implication (in a crime), involvement, sitting in a row (in the same seat)
  • 同坐 【ドウザ】 sitting together, the same theater (theatre), involvement, entanglement, implication

Kun reading compounds

  • 座る 【すわる】 to sit, to squat, to assume (a position), to hold steady, to hold still


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • sitio
  • asiento
  • constelación
  • sentarse


  • agachar
  • assento
  • almofada
  • reunião
  • sentar


  • s'accroupir
  • s'asseoir
  • siège
  • coussin
  • rassemblement
  • théâtre
  • constellation
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870 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
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1089 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
510 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1245 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
786 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
800 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
175 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
590 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3868 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1989 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2686 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1033 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9319 Morohashi
3116 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1619 New Nelson (John Haig)
1024 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1100 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
900 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
572 2001 Kanji
3q7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-7 SKIP code
0021.4 Four corner code
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