11 strokes
rap 攴 (攵)
salvation, save, help, rescue, reclaim
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
799 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 救急 【キュウキュウ】 first-aid, emergency (aid)
  • 救援 【キュウエン】 relief, rescue
  • 匡救 【キョウキュウ】 delivering from sin, succor, succour

Kun reading compounds

  • 救う 【すくう】 to rescue from, to help out of, to save




  • socorro
  • ayuda
  • rescate
  • rescatar
  • salvar
  • ayudar


  • salvação
  • salva
  • ajudar
  • resgatar
  • reivindicar


  • sauvetage
  • sauver
  • aider
  • secourir
  • récupérer
584 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
480 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
456 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
876 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2051 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
698 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
588 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1406 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
725 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
738 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
934 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
939 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1891 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1003 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1358 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
945 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13221 Morohashi
1497 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2344 New Nelson (John Haig)
936 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1006 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
563 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1466 2001 Kanji
4i7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
4814.0 Four corner code
21-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6551 Unicode hex code