12 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)
overall, relationship, ruling, governing
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
125 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 統括 【トウカツ】 unification, bringing together, generalization, control, supervision
  • 統一 【トウイツ】 unity, consolidation, uniformity, unification, compatible
  • 総統 【ソウトウ】 supreme ruler, generalissimo, president (of Taiwan), führer, fuehrer
  • 継統 【ケイトウ】 accession to the throne

Kun reading compounds

  • 統べる 【すべる】 to rule over, to govern, to command, to control, to integrate, to consolidate, to unite, to incorporate


Japanese names:
のり、 むね
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • continuado
  • relacionado
  • control
  • controlar
  • supervisar


  • global
  • relacionamento
  • controlar
  • governante


  • général
  • relation
  • gouverner
  • régner
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239 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3536 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
521 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1631 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2333 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
830 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
849 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1000 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1535 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1710 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
916 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1239 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1359 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27447 Morohashi
1352 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4487 New Nelson (John Haig)
1347 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1447 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
273 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
762 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2757 2001 Kanji
6a6.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-6 SKIP code
2091.3 Four corner code
1-37-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d71 Unicode hex code