Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
insect
Parts:
Variants:
snake, serpent, hard drinker
Kun:
へび
On:
ジャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1721 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蛇 【ヘビ】 snake, serpent, large snake
  • 蛇口 【ジャグチ】 faucet, tap
  • 王蛇 【オウジャ】 boa
  • 長蛇 【チョウダ】 long snake, long line (of people, etc.)
  • 蛇行 【ダコウ】 meandering, snaking, zigzagging
  • 蛇蠍 【ダカツ】 serpent (snake) and scorpion, detestation
  • 委蛇 【イイ】 winding, meandering
  • 游蛇 【ユウダ】 water snake
  • 委蛇 【イイ】 winding, meandering

Kun reading compounds

  • 蛇 【へび】 snake, serpent, large snake
  • 蛇穴に入る 【へびあなにいる】 snake hibernation
  • 裸蛇 【はだかへび】 caecilian (any burrowing legless amphibian of the order Gymnophiona)
  • 錦蛇 【にしきへび】 python, rock snake

Readings

Japanese names:
あぶ、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
she2, yi2
Korean:
sa, i

Spanish

  • serpiente

Portuguese

  • cobra
  • serpente
  • bebedor duro

French

  • serpent
  • gros buveur
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1916 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
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1716 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1387 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1875 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2040 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1861 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1608 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1701 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
907 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1230 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
525 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32964 Morohashi
1343 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5303 New Nelson (John Haig)
519 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
558 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1483 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1656 2001 Kanji
6d5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
5311.2 Four corner code
1-28-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
86c7 Unicode hex code

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蛇蠍 【ダカツ】 serpent (snake) and scorpion, detestation

Kun reading compounds

  • 蠍 【さそり】 scorpion (Scorpiones spp.)
  • さそり座 【さそりざ】 Scorpio (constellation), the Scorpion
  • 海蠍 【うみさそり】 eurypterid

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xie1
Korean:
gal

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4191 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33707 Morohashi
5389 New Nelson (John Haig)
6d9.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-13 SKIP code
5718.2 Four corner code
1-74-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
880d Unicode hex code