9 strokes
so-and-so, one, a certain, that person
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2106 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 某 【ボウ】 certain, one, I, me
  • 某月 【ボウゲツ】 a certain month
  • 某々 【ボウボウ】 so-and-so
  • 何がし 【ナニガシ】 certain amount, some, certain person, Mr So-and-so, a certain ..., I, me

Kun reading compounds

  • 某 【それがし】 someone, unknown person, I, me
  • 何がし 【なにがし】 certain amount, some, certain person, Mr So-and-so, a certain ..., I, me
  • 何の某 【なんのなにがし】 certain person, certain amount


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mo, mae


  • fulano de tal
  • cierta persona
  • tal


  • assim-e-assim
  • um
  • um certo
  • aquela pessoa


  • untel
  • un certain
  • cette personne
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1784 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2989 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1470 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1425 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1494 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1593 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1759 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1059 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3168 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1630 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2216 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1775 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14618 Morohashi
2560 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2628 New Nelson (John Haig)
1759 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1896 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1271 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
4a5.33 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
1-43-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
67d0 Unicode hex code