11 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
set, lay a foundation, install, equip, squat down, sit down
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1468 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 据銃 【キョジュウ】 mounting a gun (i.e. holding the stock against one's shoulder), gun mount
  • 拮据 【キッキョ】 diligence, assiduity, pinching, hard toil

Kun reading compounds

  • 据える 【すえる】 to place (in position), to fix, to set (e.g. table), to lay (foundation), to install, to seat (someone), to settle (upon something), to fix (e.g. one's gaze), to apply (moxa)
  • 座る 【すわる】 to sit, to squat, to assume (a position), to hold steady, to hold still


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ju4, ju1


  • establecer
  • situar
  • emplazar
  • instalar
  • equipar



  • poser les fondations
  • installer
  • équiper
  • s'accroupir
  • s'asseoir
1466 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1210 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1935 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1831 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1359 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1832 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1982 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1480 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
904 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
602 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
365 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
455 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1073 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12204 Morohashi
497 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2195 New Nelson (John Haig)
1064 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1144 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1437 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1377 2001 Kanji
3c8.33 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5706.4 Four corner code
1-31-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
636e Unicode hex code