11 strokes
dark, profound
ratio, rate, proportion, %, factor, lead, spearhead, command
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
383 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 卒爾 【ソツジ】 abrupt, sudden
  • 卒然 【ソツゼン】 sudden, unexpected, unannounced, abrupt
  • 短慮軽率 【タンリョケイソツ】 impulsive and imprudent, rash and unthinking
  • 兜率 【トソツ】 Tusita (heaven, pure land)
  • 率 【リツ】 rate, ratio, proportion, percentage
  • 率を定める 【リツヲサダメル】 to fix the rate
  • 倍率 【バイリツ】 magnification, leverage, amplification, scaling factor, scale factor, competitiveness rating (e.g. for university entrance), applicant-to-acceptance ratio
  • 定率 【テイリツ】 fixed rate

Kun reading compounds

  • 率いる 【ひきいる】 to lead, to spearhead (a group), to command (troops)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lu:4, shuai4, shuo4
sol, ryul


  • proporción
  • tasa
  • dirigir
  • mandar
  • verdad
  • franqueza
  • indiscreción
  • liderar
  • encabezar


  • razão
  • valor
  • proporção
  • %
  • coeficiente
  • fator


  • taux
  • rapport
  • proportion
  • %
  • coefficient
  • facteur
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767 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
803 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
553 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
319 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
808 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
731 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2040 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
788 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
802 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
615 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1312 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2625 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1343 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1820 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1753 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20817P Morohashi
2118 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3618 New Nelson (John Haig)
1737 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1874 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
742 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
455 2001 Kanji
2j9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-9 SKIP code
2-9-2 SKIP code
0040.3 Four corner code
1-46-08 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7387 Unicode hex code