9 strokes
grass 艸 (艹)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1116 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 茶 【チャ】 tea, tea plant (Camellia sinensis), tea preparation, making tea, brown, mockery
  • 茶色 【チャイロ】 light brown, tawny
  • 杜仲茶 【トチュウチャ】 Tochū tea (high in minerals and reputed to be beneficial for weight loss and in cases of high blood pressure)
  • こげ茶 【コゲチャ】 dark brown, olive brown
  • 茶道 【サドウ】 tea ceremony, Way of Tea
  • 茶飯事 【サハンジ】 commonly occurring thing, commonplace event, bread and butter item
  • 喫茶 【キッサ】 tea drinking, teahouse, tearoom, coffee lounge, coffee shop, (rather formal) cafe
  • まんが喫茶 【マンガキッサ】 manga cafe, coffee shop with a manga library (usu. has Internet facilities and charges by the hour)


Japanese names:
da, cha


  • hoja de té


  • chá


  • thé
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187 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
171 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
805 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3940 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
392 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
245 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
931 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
251 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
251 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
145 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
654 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2808 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1446 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1948 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
258 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30915P Morohashi
2259 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5033 New Nelson (John Haig)
252 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
267 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
183 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k6.19 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
35-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8336 Unicode hex code