11 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
impart, instruct, grant, confer
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
535 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 授業料 【ジュギョウリョウ】 tuition fee, course fee
  • 授業 【ジュギョウ】 lesson, class, teaching, instruction, classwork, schoolwork
  • 授受 【ジュジュ】 giving and receiving, transferring, transfer, changing hands
  • 伝授 【デンジュ】 (giving) instruction (esp. in the secrets of an art, discipline, etc.), initiation, teaching, passing on, imparting

Kun reading compounds

  • 授ける 【さずける】 to grant, to give, to confer, to award, to teach, to instruct, to impart (knowledge)
  • 授かる 【さずかる】 to be awarded (e.g. a prize), to be given an award, to receive (e.g. a title), to be gifted or endowed (e.g. with a talent), to be blessed (e.g. with a child), to be initiated (e.g. into a secret)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • impartir
  • instruir
  • conceder
  • otorgar
  • enseñar
  • recibir
  • ser otorgado


  • comunicar
  • instruir
  • bolsa
  • conferir


  • accorder
  • conférer
  • attribuer
  • enseigner
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1946 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
778 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
575 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1315 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
602 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
612 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
312 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
902 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
595 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
360 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
448 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
744 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12242 Morohashi
492 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2208 New Nelson (John Haig)
736 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
795 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
457 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
735 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1367 2001 Kanji
3c8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5204.7 Four corner code
1-28-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6388 Unicode hex code