4 strokes
Big Dipper, ten sho (vol), sake dipper, dots and cross radical (no. 68)
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1885 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 斗 【ト】 to, traditional unit of volume, approx. 18 litres, square bearing block (at the top of a pillar), Chinese "Dipper" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 斗 【トマス】 kanji radical 68 at right
  • 星斗 【セイト】 star
  • 泰斗 【タイト】 great authority, eminent person, luminary
  • 闘争 【トウソウ】 fight, battle, combat, conflict, struggle (for rights, higher wages, etc.), strife, (labor) dispute, strike
  • 闘魂 【トウコン】 fighting spirit
  • 擬闘 【ギトウ】 stage combat, staged fighting, fight choreography


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dou3, dou4


  • medida de capacidad
  • cazo de sake


  • concha grande
  • concha p/ sake
  • medida de volume


  • Grande Ourse
  • tonnelet de saké
  • to (18,039 litres)
  • radical points et croix (no. 68)
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1782 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2073 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1815 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1395 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
71 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1899 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2075 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1920 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
950 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3671 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1874 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2554 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1185 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13489 Morohashi
2953 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2373 New Nelson (John Haig)
1177 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1261 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1033 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1255 2001 Kanji
0a4.17 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-3 SKIP code
3400.0 Four corner code
1-37-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6597 Unicode hex code