Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
insect
Parts:
Variants:
silkworm
Kun:
かいこ
On:
サンテン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
2272 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蚕糸 【サンシ】 silk thread, silk yarn
  • 蚕業 【サンギョウ】 sericulture
  • 養蚕 【ヨウサン】 sericulture, silkworm culture, silkworm raising
  • 秋蚕 【シュウサン】 autumn silkworms, fall silkworms

Kun reading compounds

  • 蚕 【かいこ】 silkworm (Bombyx mori)
  • 蚕蛾 【かいこが】 silkworm moth, silk moth (Bombyx mori)
  • 三眠蚕 【さんみんかいこ】 three-molt silkworm
  • 蚕糞 【こくそ】 silkworm droppings
  • 蚕玉 【こだま】 guardian deity of silkworms
  • 三眠蚕 【さんみんかいこ】 three-molt silkworm
  • 桑蚕 【くわこ】 wild silkworm moth (Bombyx mandarina)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tian3, can2
Korean:
cheon, jam

Spanish

  • gusano de seda

Portuguese

  • bicho-da-seda

French

  • ver à soie
617 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
885 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
688 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
2017 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
57 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
880 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1715 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1877 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2042 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1866 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1606 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3107 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1589 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2170 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
529 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32869 Morohashi
2457 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5290 New Nelson (John Haig)
523 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
562 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
901 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3171 2001 Kanji
6d4.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
1013.6 Four corner code
1-27-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8695 Unicode hex code

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蛾 【ガ】 moth
  • ガ目 【ガモク】 Lepidoptera
  • 衣蛾 【イガ】 Tinea translucens (species of clothes moth)
  • 小衣蛾 【コイガ】 common clothes moth (Tineola biselliella)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
e2, yi3
Korean:
a

Spanish

  • polilla

Portuguese

French

4147 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33082 Morohashi
5325 New Nelson (John Haig)
2694 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2733 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6d7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-7 SKIP code
5315.0 Four corner code
1-18-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
86fe Unicode hex code