12 strokes
moon, month
morning, dynasty, regime, epoch, period, (North) Korea
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
248 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 朝 【チョウ】 dynasty, reign, period, epoch, age, court, North Korea
  • 朝刊 【チョウカン】 morning newspaper
  • 本朝 【ホンチョウ】 this land, our country, Imperial Court of Japan
  • 王朝 【オウチョウ】 dynasty

Kun reading compounds

  • 朝 【あさ】 morning, breakfast
  • 朝方 【あさがた】 early morning, early hours, early in the morning
  • 後の朝 【のちのあした】 the morning after (having slept together)
  • 霜朝 【しもあさ】 frosty morning


Japanese names:
あ、 あそ、 ささ、 ちか、 とも
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhao1, chao2


  • mañana
  • amanecer
  • corte imperial


  • manhã
  • disnastia
  • regime
  • época
  • período
  • Coréia do Norte


  • matin
  • dynastie
  • régime
  • période
  • époque
  • Corée (Nord)
118 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
191 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
175 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
257 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3788 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
395 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
195 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1672 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.15 Japanese for Busy People
469 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
477 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
91 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1009 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2130 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1114 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1513 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
52 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14374P Morohashi
1695 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4838 New Nelson (John Haig)
52 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
53 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
217 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
218 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1546 2001 Kanji
4b8.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-4 SKIP code
4742.0 Four corner code
1-36-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
671d Unicode hex code