11 strokes
products, bear, give birth, yield, childbirth, native, property
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
161 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 産 【サン】 (giving) birth, childbirth, delivery, confinement, native of, product of, assets, property, fortune
  • 産科 【サンカ】 obstetrics
  • 増産 【ゾウサン】 production increase
  • 水産 【スイサン】 aquatic products, fisheries

Kun reading compounds

  • 生む 【うむ】 to give birth, to bear (child), to lay (eggs), to produce, to yield, to give rise to, to deliver
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生す 【むす】 to grow (of moss, etc.)
  • 産霊 【むすひ】 divine spirit of creation


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • producto
  • producir
  • propiedad
  • dar a luz
  • nacer


  • produtos
  • dar a luz
  • nascer
  • dar crias
  • nascimento
  • nativo
  • bens


  • production
  • porter (fruits)
  • donner naissance
  • produire
  • natal
  • propriété
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