6 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
handle, entertain, thresh, strip
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1057 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

Kun reading compounds

  • 扱い 【あつかい】 treatment, service, dealing (with), handling, management, handling (of a machine, tool, etc.), operation, use, treating as, treating like
  • 扱い方 【あつかいかた】 how to manage (e.g. case), how to handle (e.g. machine), way with (e.g. children, animal)
  • 扱う 【あつかう】 to deal with (a person), to treat, to handle, to take care of, to entertain, to deal with (a problem), to handle, to manage, to operate (e.g. a machine), to handle, to work, to deal in, to sell, to cover (a topic), to treat, to discuss, to take up, to treat A as B, to mediate (an argument), to be too much for one, to find unmanageable, to gossip
  • 扱く 【こく】 to thresh, to strip


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
geub, sab


  • tratar
  • manejar
  • desempeñar


  • cabo
  • entreter
  • debulhar
  • desnudar


  • manoeuvrer
  • prendre en main
  • battre
  • arracher
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1335 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1258 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1329 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1266 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
856 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
251 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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189 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
697 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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217 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2070 New Nelson (John Haig)
690 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
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1076 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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1-3-3 SKIP code
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5704.7 Four corner code
1-16-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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