6 strokes
sun, day
delicious, relish, show a liking for, purport, will, clever, expert
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1166 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 旨意 【シイ】 intent, purpose, aim
  • 旨趣 【シシュ】 objective, purport, intent
  • 本旨 【ホンシ】 main object, principal object, true aim
  • 宗旨 【シュウシ】 tenets (of a religious sect), doctrines, (religious) sect, denomination, religion, faith, one's principles, one's tastes, one's preferences

Kun reading compounds

  • 旨 【むね】 principle, aim, main purpose, central part, pillar, purport, gist, drift, meaning, instructions, orders, intention, wishes
  • 旨とする 【むねとする】 to make it a principle to ..., to aim at doing
  • その旨 【そのむね】 (words to) that effect
  • 御旨 【みむね】 God's will
  • 上手い 【うまい】 skillful, skilful, skilled, good, expert, clever (expression, trick, etc.), apt, appropriate, delicious, tasty, good, nice, good (deal, idea, etc.), profitable, promising, lucky, fortunate, successful, satisfactory, splendid
  • うまい汁 【うまいしる】 the lion's share, the cream


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • principio
  • idea
  • significado
  • delicioso
  • habilidoso
  • es decir


  • delicioso
  • sabor
  • mostra um gosto para
  • vontade
  • inteligente
  • perito


  • délicieux
  • très bien
  • savoureux
  • avoir un penchant pour
  • portée
  • volonté
  • intelligent
  • expert
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2-2-4 SKIP code
2160.1 Four corner code
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