9 strokes
sign 示 (礻)
celebrate, congratulate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1184 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 祝 【シュク】 public holiday, celebration (of)
  • 祝賀 【シュクガ】 celebration, congratulations
  • 慶祝 【ケイシュク】 congratulation, celebration
  • 奉祝 【ホウシュク】 celebration
  • 祝儀 【シュウギ】 celebration, celebratory event, wedding ceremony, congratulatory gift, tip, gratuity
  • 祝儀袋 【シュウギブクロ】 special envelope for monetary gifts

Kun reading compounds

  • 祝う 【いわう】 to celebrate, to congratulate, to observe (a festival), to present (a gift) in celebration, to drink in celebration, to wish for (a happy future, good fortune, etc.), to pray for


Japanese names:
のり、 ほぎ、 ゆわい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chug, ju


  • celebración
  • felicitación
  • celebrar
  • felicitar


  • celebre
  • congratula


  • célébrer
  • féliciter
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