10 strokes
appellation, praise, admire, name, title, fame
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
985 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 称 【ショウ】 name, title, designation, fame, reputation
  • 称号 【ショウゴウ】 title, name, degree
  • 通称 【ツウショウ】 popular name, common name, nickname, alias
  • 公称 【コウショウ】 public name, announcing publicly, nominal

Kun reading compounds

  • 称える 【たたえる】 to praise, to extol, to hail, to laud, to celebrate
  • 称える 【となえる】 to call (by a name), to name
  • 褒める 【ほめる】 to praise, to commend, to compliment, to speak well of, to speak highly of


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cheng1, chen4, cheng4


  • llamar
  • nombrar
  • alabar
  • apelativo
  • nombre


  • apelação
  • elogio
  • admirar
  • nome
  • título
  • fama


  • appellation
  • louanges
  • admirer
  • nom
  • titre
  • renommée
815 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
714 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1187 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3280 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
736 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1586 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1118 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
978 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1011 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1554 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1433 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1491 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
788 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1075 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
914 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25016P Morohashi
1160 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4139 New Nelson (John Haig)
905 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
971 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1374 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2241 2001 Kanji
5d5.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
2899.0 Four corner code
1-30-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79f0 Unicode hex code