7 strokes
meat 肉 (⺼)
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1889 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 肖像 【ショウゾウ】 portrait, likeness, picture
  • 肖像画 【ショウゾウガ】 portrait
  • 不肖 【フショウ】 unworthy (of one's father, teacher, etc.), I, me, incompetent, unskilled, inexperienced, foolish, unfortunate, unlucky

Kun reading compounds

  • 肖る 【あやかる】 to share (someone's) good luck, to follow (someone's) example, to enjoy the same benefits (of someone or something), to capitalize (on the popularity of something), to be named after


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiao4, xiao1
cho, so


  • imitar
  • copiar
  • parecido


  • semelhança


  • ressemblance
  • portrait
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1360 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
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844 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
863 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1811 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1012 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2733 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1399 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1887 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
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29263P Morohashi
2205 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4760 New Nelson (John Haig)
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119 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1119 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1046 2001 Kanji
3n4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
3-5-2 SKIP code
9022.7 Four corner code
1-30-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8096 Unicode hex code