11 strokes
boom, prosper, copulate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
712 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 盛大 【セイダイ】 grand, magnificent, lavish, large scale, prosperous, thriving, lively, forceful, powerful, vigorous
  • 盛況 【セイキョウ】 success, prosperity, boom
  • 隆盛 【リュウセイ】 prosperity, flourishing, thriving
  • 士気旺盛 【シキオウセイ】 morale being very high, heightened fighting spirit
  • 盛者 【ショウジャ】 prosperous person, powerful person
  • 盛者必衰 【ジョウシャヒッスイ】 even the prosperous inevitably decay, sic transit gloria mundi, all that's fair must fade
  • 強盛 【キョウセイ】 might, mighty
  • 熾盛 【シジョウ】 vigor (like leaping flames), liveliness

Kun reading compounds

  • 盛る 【もる】 to serve (in a bowl, on a plate, etc.), to dish out, to dish up, to fill (a bowl) with, to pile up, to heap up, to fill up, to stack up, to administer (medicine, poison), to dose out, to prescribe, to put into (e.g. information in a report, meaning in a statement), to mark out (e.g. scale), to graduate (e.g. thermometer), to exaggerate, to apply heavy makeup
  • 盛る 【さかる】 to prosper, to flourish, to copulate (animals)
  • 盛ん 【さかん】 prosperous, flourishing, thriving, successful, popular, widespread, active, lively, energetic, vigorous, brisk, strong, enthusiastic, eager, hearty, frequent, repeated
  • 盛んな歓迎 【さかんなかんげい】 cordial reception


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sheng4, cheng2


  • auge
  • prosperidad
  • apilar
  • colmar
  • prosperar
  • florecer
  • próspero


  • estrondo
  • prosperar
  • copular


  • prospérité
  • boom
  • copuler
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898 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1554 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1469 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
719 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
732 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
922 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1371 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3314 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1717 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2332 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1469 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23001P Morohashi
2675 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3895 New Nelson (John Haig)
1457 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1567 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
925 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1474 2001 Kanji
5h6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
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5310.7 Four corner code
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