12 strokes
don, arrive, wear, counter for suits of clothing
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
376 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 着 【チャク】 arrival, arriving at ..., counter for items or suits of clothing, nth place (in a race), counter for moves
  • 着々 【チャクチャク】 steadily
  • 決着 【ケッチャク】 conclusion, decision, end, settlement
  • 先着 【センチャク】 arriving first
  • 着す 【ジャクス】 to insist on, to cling to, to adhere to
  • 愛着 【アイジャク】 attachment, love, affection, fondness, addiction, craving
  • 頓着 【トンチャク】 being concerned about or mindful of

Kun reading compounds

  • 着る 【きる】 to wear (from the shoulders down), to put on, to take (the blame, responsibility), to bear
  • 着類 【きるい】 clothing
  • 着せる 【きせる】 to put clothes on (someone), to dress, to clothe, to cover, to coat, to plate, to gild, to veneer, to pin (e.g. a crime on someone), to lay (blame), to charge (with an offence), to give (a bad name), to remind someone of (their indebtedness)
  • 着く 【つく】 to arrive at, to reach, to sit on, to sit at (e.g. the table)
  • 付ける 【つける】 to attach, to join, to connect, to add, to append, to affix, to stick, to glue, to fasten, to sew on, to apply (ointment), to put against, to furnish (a house with), to wear, to put on, to keep a diary, to make an entry, to appraise, to set (a price), to allot, to budget, to assign, to bring alongside, to place (under guard or doctor), to follow (someone), to shadow, to tail, to stalk, to load, to give (courage to), to keep (an eye on), to establish (relations or understanding), to turn on (a light), to produce flowers (of a plant), to produce fruit, to do intensely, to do fiercely, to do strongly, to be used to (doing), to be accustomed to


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhao2, zhao1, zhe5, zhuo2


  • usar
  • llevar puesto
  • vestir
  • llegar
  • alcanzar


  • vestir
  • chegar
  • usar
  • sufixo para contagem de vestuário


  • enfiler
  • porter (vêtement)
  • arriver
  • compteur de vêtements
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3-7-5 SKIP code
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