5 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
strike, hit, knock, pound, dozen
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
239 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 打 【ダ】 hitting a ball (with a bat, golf club, etc.), batting, stroke
  • 打 【ダース】 dozen
  • 本塁打 【ホンルイダ】 home run
  • 二塁打 【ニルイダ】 two-base hit, double
  • 打 【ダース】 dozen

Kun reading compounds

  • 打つ 【うつ】 to hit, to strike, to knock, to beat, to punch, to slap, to tap, to bang, to clap, to pound, to strike (noon, etc.), to sound (cymbals, etc.), to beat (a drum, etc.), to beat (rhythmically, e.g. pulse, waves, etc.), to move, to impress, to touch, to drive in, to hammer in, to put in, to inject, to vaccinate, to type, to send, to transmit, to insert, to write in, to mark, to make (noodles, etc.), to prepare, to till (soil), to sprinkle, to throw, to cast, to do, to carry out, to play, to perform, to engage in (gambling, etc.), to pay (a deposit, etc.), to visit (on a pilgrimage), to line (a coat), to bind (a criminal)
  • 打つ手 【うつて】 way to do (something)
  • 打つ 【ぶつ】 to hit (someone), to strike, to beat, to make (a speech), to give (an address), to gamble
  • 打付ける 【ぶつける】 to hit (e.g. one's head), to strike, to knock, to run (into), to crash (into), to throw (at), to fling (at), to hurl (at), to vent (e.g. one's anger), to express (one's feelings), to throw (a question at someone), to pit (someone) against, to set against, to match against, to put up against


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ta, jeong


  • golpear
  • pegar


  • bater
  • acesso
  • batida
  • libra
  • dúzia


  • taper
  • frapper
  • coup
  • marteler
  • douzaine
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1829 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
682 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
554 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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1020 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1059 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
771 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
854 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
142 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
170 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
660 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11781 Morohashi
193 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2063 New Nelson (John Haig)
653 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
705 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
435 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
256 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1353 2001 Kanji
3c2.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
5102.0 Four corner code
1-34-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6253 Unicode hex code