13 strokes
dog 犬 (犭)
offering, counter for drinks, present, offer
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
637 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 献金 【ケンキン】 donation, contribution, offering
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering, floral tribute, laying flowers
  • 社会貢献 【シャカイコウケン】 contribution to society
  • 国際貢献 【コクサイコウケン】 international contribution, contributing to the wider world
  • 献立 【コンダテ】 menu, bill of fare, program, programme, schedule
  • 献立表 【コンダテヒョウ】 menu, list of meals (e.g. for the week)
  • 九献 【クコン】 three-times-three exchange of nuptial cups, sake (secret language of court ladies), rice wine
  • 一献 【イッコン】 one cup (of sake), (going out for, treating someone to) a drink, small drinking party

Kun reading compounds

  • 奉る 【たてまつる】 to offer, to present, to set someone up in a high position, to revere at a distance, to do respectfully


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
heon, sa


  • oferta
  • ofrenda
  • dedicar
  • ofrecer
  • contador de bebidas


  • oferta
  • sufixo p/ contagem de bebidas
  • presente
  • oferecer


  • don
  • offrande
  • faire cadeau
  • offrir
  • compteur de boissons
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1438 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1181 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1297 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2240 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1167 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1588 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1629 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20539 Morohashi
1785 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3596 New Nelson (John Haig)
1615 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1742 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1647 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1563 2001 Kanji
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1-9-4 SKIP code
4323.4 Four corner code
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732e Unicode hex code