13 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)
continue, series, sequel
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
141 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 続 【ゾク】 continuation, sequel
  • 続出 【ゾクシュツ】 appearing one after another, cropping up one after another, occurring in succession
  • 断続 【ダンゾク】 intermittence, being intermittent, occurring intermittently
  • 持続 【ジゾク】 continuation, persisting, lasting, sustaining, enduring
  • 続 【ゾク】 continuation, sequel
  • 続日本紀 【ショクニホンギ】 Shoku Nihongi (second of the six classical Japanese history texts)

Kun reading compounds

  • 続く 【つづく】 to continue, to last, to go on, to continue (without a break), to be unbroken, to occur again and again, to lead to, to connect to, to adjoin, to come after, to follow, to succeed, to rank next to, to hold out, to keep, to last
  • 続ける 【つづける】 to continue, to keep up, to keep on


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • continuación
  • serie
  • secuela
  • continuar
  • seguir


  • continuar
  • série
  • sequela
  • sequência


  • continuer
  • série
  • suite
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