7 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
grasp, faggot, bunch, counter for bundles
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1569 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 取っ手 【トッテ】 handle, grip, knob
  • 把握 【ハアク】 grasp (of the situation, meaning, etc.), understanding, control, hold, grip
  • 銃把 【ジュウハ】 grip of a gun
  • 握把 【アクハ】 holding, gripping, grip (sword, gun, etc.), hilt, handle
  • 把 【ワ】 counter for bundles
  • 一把 【イチワ】 bundle, bunch


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ba3, ba4


  • llevar
  • coger
  • comprender
  • haz
  • manojo
  • racimo
  • contador de racimos


  • agarre
  • pacote
  • punhado
  • sufixo para contagem de pacotes


  • agripper
  • saisir
  • fagot
  • paquet
  • compteur de paquets
1682 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1926 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1846 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1338 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1724 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1842 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1467 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
863 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
293 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
186 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1768 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11874 Morohashi
249 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2083 New Nelson (John Haig)
1752 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1889 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1128 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1356 2001 Kanji
3c4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
5701.7 Four corner code
1-39-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
628a Unicode hex code