11 strokes
grass 艸 (艹)
renowned, publish, write, remarkable, phenomenal, put on, don, wear, arrival, finish (race), counter for suits of clothing, literary work
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
849 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 著 【チョ】 work, book, (a book) by, obvious, striking
  • 著作 【チョサク】 writing, book
  • 近著 【キンチョ】 recent work
  • 共著 【キョウチョ】 joint authorship, co-authorship, collaboration, joint work
  • 着手 【チャクシュ】 starting work (on), setting to work (on), setting about (doing), beginning, commencing, embarking on, commencing (a crime)
  • 着する 【チャクスル】 to arrive, to reach, to adhere, to insist on, to put on, to wear

Kun reading compounds

  • 著す 【あらわす】 to write, to publish
  • 著しい 【いちじるしい】 striking, remarkable, considerable


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhu4, zhe5, zhao1, zhao2, zhu3, zi1
jeo, chag


  • expresar
  • publicar
  • escribir
  • notable
  • eminente


  • renomado
  • publico
  • notável
  • fenomenal
  • vestido
  • vestir
  • usar
  • elevado chegada/ fim (corrida)
  • sufixo para contagem de vestuário


  • renommé
  • publier
  • écrire
  • remarquable
  • phénoménal
  • porter
  • arrivée
  • auteur
  • ouvrage littéraire
  • compteur de vêtements
843 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
949 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
937 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
773 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3983 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
580 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
871 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1445 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
859 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
878 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1031 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
661 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2869 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1480 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1993 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1266 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31302 Morohashi
2300 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5098 New Nelson (John Haig)
1258 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1347 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
928 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1978 2001 Kanji
3k8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-8 SKIP code
3-7-4 SKIP code
4460.4 Four corner code
1-35-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8457 Unicode hex code