17 strokes (also 18)
spear, halberd
be crowned with, live under (a ruler), receive
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
2332 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 戴冠式 【タイカンシキ】 coronation ceremony, enthronement
  • 戴冠 【タイカン】 coronation, crowning
  • 奉戴 【ホウタイ】 choosing (a nobleman) as the leader or president of a company or organization

Kun reading compounds

  • 頂く 【いただく】 to receive, to get, to accept, to take, to buy, to eat, to drink, to be crowned with, to wear (on one's head), to have (on top), to have (as one's leader), to live under (a ruler), to install (a president), to get someone to do something
  • 戴くものは夏も小袖 【いただくものはなつもこそで】 taking whatever one can get one's hands on, being greedy, accepting a padded silk sleeve even in summer


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • poner encima
  • coronar
  • recibir agradecidamente
  • comer
  • beber



  • couronnement
  • vivre sous (un chef)
  • recevoir
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