13 strokes
grass 艸 (艹)
amass, raise, hoard, store
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1260 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蓄積 【チクセキ】 accumulation, accumulate, store
  • 蓄財 【チクザイ】 amassing of wealth
  • 備蓄 【ビチク】 stocking up (in case of emergency), stockpile, reserves, storing, laying in (supplies)
  • 含蓄 【ガンチク】 implication, significance, connotation, depth of meaning, complications of a problem

Kun reading compounds

  • 蓄える 【たくわえる】 to store, to save up, to stock up on, to lay in stock, to set aside, to accumulate (e.g. knowledge), to build up (e.g. experience), to develop (e.g. one's skills), to grow (a beard, moustache, etc.), to wear


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • acaudalar
  • amasar
  • almacenar
  • ahorrar


  • acumular
  • ter uma concubina
  • fonógrafo


  • accumuler
  • stocker
  • mettre de côté
  • gramophone
  • avoir une maîtresse
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1224 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1288 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
743 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
666 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2931 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1506 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2038 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1397 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31642P Morohashi
2333 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5161 New Nelson (John Haig)
1385 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1486 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1658 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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2-3-10 SKIP code
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4460.3 Four corner code
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