12 strokes
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
solution, answer
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
486 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 答申 【トウシン】 report, reply, findings
  • 答案 【トウアン】 examination paper, examination script, answer sheet, answer (to an exam question)
  • 贈答 【ゾウトウ】 exchange of presents
  • 正答 【セイトウ】 correct answer

Kun reading compounds

  • 答える 【こたえる】 to answer, to reply
  • 答え 【こたえ】 answer, reply, response, answer, solution, result
  • 答える 【こたえる】 to answer, to reply


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
da2, da1


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1478 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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4285 New Nelson (John Haig)
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2377 2001 Kanji
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2-6-6 SKIP code
8860.1 Four corner code
1-37-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7b54 Unicode hex code