9 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
pick up, gather, find, go on foot, ten
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1479 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 収集 【シュウシュウ】 collecting, accumulating, gathering, collection (of art, stamps, insects, etc.), garbage collection, waste collection
  • 拾得 【シュウトク】 finding (lost property), picking up
  • 十 【ジュウ】 ten, 10, ten years of age, book containing a collection of poems
  • 十一 【ジュウイチ】 eleven, 11, jack

Kun reading compounds

  • 拾う 【ひろう】 to pick up, to gather, to find (and pick up; something someone has dropped), to select, to choose, to pick out, to get (unexpectedly), to hit upon (luck, an opportunity, etc.), to snatch (an unexpected victory), to pull off, to pick up (someone in a car), to flag down (a taxi), to hail, to pick up (a signal, sound, interference, etc.), to (just manage to) return (the ball), to return (a difficult shot), to take on (someone in adverse circumstances), to employ, to give a job, to take in, to walk, to go on foot


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi2, she4
seub, sib


  • recoger
  • colectar


  • pegar
  • juntar
  • achado
  • continuar a pé


  • ramasser
  • cueillir
  • trouver
  • aller à pied
  • 10 (X)
425 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
321 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
305 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1599 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1901 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
625 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
568 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
802 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1445 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1538 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
273 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
890 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
454 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
279 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
339 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
674 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12014 Morohashi
379 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2149 New Nelson (John Haig)
667 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
720 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
329 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1377 2001 Kanji
3c6.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
5806.1 Four corner code
1-29-06 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
62fe Unicode hex code