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】 brown, light brown, tawny
  • 煎茶 【センチャ】 green tea, green leaf tea, non-powdered tea (as opposed to matcha), medium-grade green tea
  • 抹茶 【マッチャ】 matcha, powdered green tea
  • 茶道 【サドウ】 tea ceremony, Way of Tea, sadō
  • 茶店 【サテン】 tea house
  • 喫茶 【キッサ】 tea drinking, teahouse, tearoom, coffee lounge, coffee shop, (rather formal) cafe
  • 歌声喫茶 【ウタゴエキッサ】 utagoe coffeehouse, sing-along tearoom, coffee shop in which customers can sing in chorus accompanied by a band


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
da, cha


  • hoja de té


  • chá


  • thé
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392 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
245 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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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)
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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
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