11 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
discard, throw away, abandon, resign, reject, sacrifice
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1266 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 捨 【シャ】 equanimity, upeksa, upekkha
  • 捨象 【シャショウ】 abstraction
  • 取捨 【シュシャ】 adoption or rejection, selection, choice, option
  • 用捨 【ヨウシャ】 adoption or rejection, selection, choice, leniency, mercy, going easy (on someone)

Kun reading compounds

  • 捨てる 【すてる】 to throw away, to cast away, to dump, to discard, to abandon, to desert, to leave, to give up, to resign
  • 捨てる神あれば拾う神あり 【すてるかみあればひろうかみあり】 when one door is shut, another is open, the world is as kind as it is cruel, there are gods that will abandon you and there are gods that will pick you up


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
she3, she4


  • descartar
  • tirar
  • arrojar
  • abandonar
  • limosna
  • donación


  • descarte
  • gastar
  • desembaraçar
  • pedir demissão
  • rejeitado
  • sacrifício


  • jeter
  • mettre au rebut
  • abandonner
  • démissionner
  • rejet
  • sacrifice
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883 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1223 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1944 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1424 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
573 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1324 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1444 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1537 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
285 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
901 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
608 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
369 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
461 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
662 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12191P Morohashi
501 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2205 New Nelson (John Haig)
655 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
707 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
923 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1377 2001 Kanji
3c8.26 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5806.1 Four corner code
1-28-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6368 Unicode hex code