11 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
conjecture, infer, guess, suppose, support, push (for)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
507 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 推計 【スイケイ】 estimate, estimation
  • 推移 【スイイ】 transition, change, progress, development, shift, passing (of time)
  • 類推 【ルイスイ】 analogy, analogical reasoning, analogical inference, analogy
  • 邪推 【ジャスイ】 distrust, unjust suspicion

Kun reading compounds

  • 推す 【おす】 to recommend, to endorse (e.g. a candidate), to nominate, to support, to back, to infer (from), to deduce, to gather, to conjecture, to surmise, to think (something) through, to ponder deeply


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chu, toe


  • presionar
  • empujar
  • conjeturar
  • suponer
  • adivinar
  • aconsejar
  • inferir
  • llegar a la conclusión


  • conjecturar
  • inferir
  • convidado
  • supor
  • apoiar


  • présumer
  • déduire
  • deviner
  • supposer
  • soutenir
821 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
919 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
908 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
635 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1950 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
877 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1364 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1322 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1233 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1297 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1009 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
903 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
612 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
373 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
465 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
670 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12284 Morohashi
504 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2212 New Nelson (John Haig)
663 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
716 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
924 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1375 2001 Kanji
3c8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5001.4 Four corner code
1-31-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
63a8 Unicode hex code