6 strokes
spear, halberd
turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
116 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 成果 【セイカ】 (good) result, outcome, fruits (of one's labors), product, accomplishment
  • 成案 【セイアン】 definite plan
  • 合成 【ゴウセイ】 composition, synthesis, compounding, combining, composite photo, (function) composition
  • 集大成 【シュウタイセイ】 (large) compilation, culmination (of hard work)
  • 成仏 【ジョウブツ】 attaining Buddhahood, becoming a Buddha, entering Nirvana, going to heaven, resting in peace, dying (peacefully)
  • 成就 【ジョウジュ】 fulfillment, fulfilment, realization, realisation, completion

Kun reading compounds

  • 成る 【なる】 to become, to get, to grow, to turn, to reach, to attain, to result in, to turn out, to end up, to prove (to be), to consist of, to be composed of, to be made up of, to be completed, to be realized, to succeed, to be attained, to be accomplished, to change (into), to turn (into), to transform, to come (to do), to begin (to do), to grow (to do), to come to, to amount to, to add up to, to make, to play (the part of), to act as, to be used for, to be useful for, to serve as, to be promoted, to do ...
  • 成るべく 【なるべく】 as (much) as possible, as (much) as one can, wherever practicable, if possible
  • 成す 【なす】 to form, to make, to constitute, to build up (e.g. a fortune), to create, to establish, to accomplish, to achieve, to win (fame), to gain, to change (into), to convert, to do, to commit, to carry out, to bring about, to do intentionally
  • なす角 【なすかく】 formed angle, angle made


Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 しげ、 そん、 たえ、 なお、 なり、 なる、 のり、 ひら、 まさ、 よし、 り
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • convertirse en
  • resultar
  • consistir en
  • hacerse
  • llegar a ser
  • llevar a cabo
  • lograr


  • tornar-se
  • obter
  • crescer
  • passar
  • alcançar


  • se changer en
  • devenir
  • obtenir
  • croissance
  • s'écouler
  • accomplir
439 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
545 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
515 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
115 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1799 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
224 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
549 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
322 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
261 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
261 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
377 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
836 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4352 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2202 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
367 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11542P Morohashi
3537 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2025 New Nelson (John Haig)
361 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
386 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
160 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
466 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1459 2001 Kanji
4n2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-4 SKIP code
3-5-1 SKIP code
5320.0 Four corner code
1-32-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6210 Unicode hex code