Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
Variants:
office, official, comrade, fellow
On:
ソウゾウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1998 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 曹 【ソウ】 palace room for government officials, fellow, set (of people), clan, family
  • 曹灰硼石 【ソウカイホウセキ】 ulexite
  • 法曹 【ホウソウ】 legal profession, judicial officer, lawyer, attorney
  • 海曹 【カイソウ】 petty officer (navy)
  • 曹司 【ゾウシ】 palace room for government officials or ladies in waiting, room inside a palace or private estate allocated to employees, person living in such a room, boarding house for trainee administrators (Ritsuryo period)

Readings

Chinese:
cao2
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • cadete
  • amigo

Portuguese

  • caçula
  • amigo

French

  • élève officier
  • sous-officier
  • ami
  • fils de bonne famille
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2030 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
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1413 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1479 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1929 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2114 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1933 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
999 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3414 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1759 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2394 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1181 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14297 Morohashi
2746 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2477 New Nelson (John Haig)
1173 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1257 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1448 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1978 2001 Kanji
4c7.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-7-4 SKIP code
5560.6 Four corner code
1-33-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f9 Unicode hex code