15 strokes
fire 火 (灬)
mellow, ripen, mature, acquire skill
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1415 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 熟練 【ジュクレン】 skill, expertise, experience, proficiency, mastery, dexterity
  • 熟知 【ジュクチ】 being familiar with, having a thorough knowledge of, being well-informed about
  • 半熟 【ハンジュク】 half-cooked, half-done, soft-boiled, half-ripe, unripe
  • 完熟 【カンジュク】 full ripeness, full maturity

Kun reading compounds

  • 熟れる 【うれる】 to ripen (fruit, grain, etc.), to become ripe


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shou2, shu2


  • madurar
  • adquirir habilidad
  • pensar bien


  • maturar
  • amadurecer
  • amadurecimento
  • adquirir habilidade


  • mûrir
  • maturité
  • acquérir des capacités
905 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
894 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1517 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2795 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1508 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1519 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2406 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
687 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
700 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
864 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1282 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3558 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1836 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2498 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
316 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19332 Morohashi
2868 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3472 New Nelson (John Haig)
310 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
332 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
984 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
440 2001 Kanji
4d10.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-11-4 SKIP code
2-10-4 SKIP code
0533.1 Four corner code
0433.1 Four corner code
1-29-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
719f Unicode hex code