8 strokes
script, literature
adjusted, alike, equal, similar variety of
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1209 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 斉 【セイ】 Qi (kingdom in China during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Period of the Warring States), Ch'i
  • 斉唱 【セイショウ】 singing in unison, chanting in unison
  • 一斉 【イッセイ】 simultaneous, all at once
  • 整斉 【セイセイ】 arranged, organized, orderly, neat
  • 斎行 【サイコウ】 carrying out (a religious festival or ceremony)
  • 斉衡 【サイコウ】 Saikō era (854.11.30-857.2.21)

Kun reading compounds

  • 等しい 【ひとしい】 equal, identical, the same, no different (from), just like, equivalent
  • 等しく 【ひとしく】 equally, evenly, similarly, alike, just as ..., as soon as ..., the moment (that) ..., immediately upon ...


Japanese names:
ただ、 なり、 ひと、 ひとし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qi2, ji4, qi4
ja, che, chae


  • semejante
  • igual
  • equivalente


  • ajustado
  • da mesma forma
  • igual
  • variedade parecida


  • arranger
  • égal
  • semblable
  • même variété
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5423 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
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1393 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
701 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1477 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1574 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1779 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1874 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2548 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1299 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1768 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1745 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13454 Morohashi
2054 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2366 New Nelson (John Haig)
1729 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1866 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1223 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
454 2001 Kanji
2j6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
4-8-4 SKIP code
2-4-4 SKIP code
0022.4 Four corner code
1-32-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6589 Unicode hex code