9 strokes
sun, day
just so, this, right, justice
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1045 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 是 【ゼ】 righteousness, justice, right
  • 是正 【ゼセイ】 correction, revision, redressing, rectifying
  • 国是 【コクゼ】 national policy
  • 党是 【トウゼ】 party platform, party principles

Kun reading compounds

  • 此れ 【これ】 this, this one, this person, now, this point (in time), here, used to stress the subject of a sentence, I, me
  • 此れから 【これから】 from now on, after this, in the future, in future, from here, from this point
  • 此処 【ここ】 here, this place, this point, here, now, these past ... (e.g. three years), these last ..., the next ... (e.g. few days), these next ...


Japanese names:
すなお、 ただし、 つな、 ゆき、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • correcto
  • justo
  • recto
  • esto
  • ni más ni menos


  • somente assim
  • isto
  • certo
  • justiça


  • comme il faut
  • ceci
  • juste
  • justice
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