3 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
genius, years old, cubic shaku
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
1497 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 才 【サイ】 ability, gift, talent, aptitude, genius, sai, traditional unit of volume, approx. 1.8 ml
  • 歳 【サイ】 ... years old, age (of) ...
  • 鬼才 【キサイ】 wizard, genius, remarkable talent, exceptional ability
  • 英才 【エイサイ】 genius, brilliance, unusual talent, gifted person, person of unusual talent


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • talento
  • capacidad
  • habilidad
  • años de edad


  • gênio
  • anos antigos


  • génie
  • "(x) ans" (âge)
  • shaku cubique (18,04 ml)
217 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
139 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
126 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
639 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
270 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
574 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
553 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
35 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
551 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
560 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
739 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
853 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4218 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2131 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2880 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
688 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11769 Morohashi
3410 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2059 New Nelson (John Haig)
681 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
736 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
85 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1447 2001 Kanji
0a3.27 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-3 SKIP code
5000.0 Four corner code
4020.0 Four corner code
1-26-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
624d Unicode hex code