12 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
propose, take along, carry in hand
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
254 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 提起 【テイキ】 raising (a question), posing (a problem), bringing up (an issue), presenting, instituting (a lawsuit), lodging, filing (a claim), submitting (a case), lifting up
  • 提案 【テイアン】 proposal, proposition, suggestion
  • 大前提 【ダイゼンテイ】 important condition, basic premise, basic assumption, something that should be obvious to all, something that should not have to be argued, something that goes without mentioning, major premise (in a syllogism)
  • 上提 【ジョウテイ】 introducing (a bill), presentation, departure on a journey
  • 提灯 【チョウチン】 paper lantern, Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern, snot bubble
  • 提灯鮟鱇 【チョウチンアンコウ】 football fish (any fish of family Himantolophidae, esp. the Atlantic footballfish, Himantolophus groenlandicus)
  • 提宇子 【ダイウス】 God
  • 提婆 【ダイバ】 deva (being with god-like characteristics)
  • 菩提 【ボダイ】 bodhi, enlightenment, happiness in the next world
  • 閻浮提 【エンブダイ】 Jambudvipa, continent of the terrestrial world

Kun reading compounds

  • 提げる 【さげる】 to take along, to hold in the hand, to hang (e.g. from the shoulder or waist)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ti2, di1, shi2
je, si


  • llevar en la mano
  • proponer
  • ayuda mutua
  • tomar


  • propor
  • levar junto
  • carregar na mão


  • proposition
  • emmener
  • tenir en main
845 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
776 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
753 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
378 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1967 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
646 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1368 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
628 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
638 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
767 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
915 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
720 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
431 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
540 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
672 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12344 Morohashi
591 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2237 New Nelson (John Haig)
665 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
718 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
472 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
760 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1370 2001 Kanji
3c9.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
5608.1 Four corner code
1-36-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
63d0 Unicode hex code