8 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
acquiesce, hear, listen to, be informed, receive
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
775 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 承 【ショウ】 second line of a four-line Chinese poem
  • 承諾 【ショウダク】 consent, approval, acceptance, agreement, compliance
  • 伝承 【デンショウ】 handing down (information), legend, tradition, folklore, transmission
  • 永承 【エイショウ】 Eishō era (1046.4.14-1053.1.11)
  • 承安 【ショウアン】 Shōan era (1171.4.21-1175.7.28), Jōan era
  • 承応 【ショウオウ】 Shōō era (1652.9.18-1655.4.13), Jōō era

Kun reading compounds

  • 承る 【うけたまわる】 to hear, to be told, to know, to receive (order), to undertake, to comply, to take (a reservation, etc.)
  • 受ける 【うける】 to receive, to get, to catch (e.g. a ball), to be struck by (wind, waves, sunlight, etc.), to sustain (damage), to incur (a loss), to suffer (an injury), to feel (influence), to undergo (e.g. surgery), to take (a test), to accept (a challenge), to be given (e.g. life, talent), to find funny, to find humorous, to be amused (by), to follow, to succeed, to be descended from, to face (south, etc.), to be modified by, to obtain (a pawned item, etc.) by paying a fee, to be well-received, to become popular, to go down well


Japanese names:
つぐ、 こと、 すけ、 つぎ、 よし、 うけ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • conceder
  • heredar
  • escuchar
  • ser informado


  • aquiescer
  • escutar
  • ser informado
  • receber


  • consentir
  • entendre
  • écouter
  • être informé
  • recevoir
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