11 strokes
go, do
art, technique, skill, means, trick, resources, magic
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
350 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 術 【ジュツ】 art, technique, means, way, trick, trap, plot, stratagem, magic
  • 術後 【ジュツゴ】 postoperative, after surgery
  • 奇術 【キジュツ】 magic, conjuring, sleight of hand, legerdemain
  • 占星術 【センセイジュツ】 astrology

Kun reading compounds

  • 術 【すべ】 way, method, means
  • 術無し 【すべなし】 having no choice, at a loss for what to do, at one's wits' end
  • 為す術 【なすすべ】 means, method, way
  • 為ん術 【せんすべ】 (proper) methods


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu4, zhu2


  • arte
  • técnica
  • manera de hacer las cosas


  • arte
  • técnica
  • habilidade
  • meios
  • truque
  • recursos
  • mágica


  • technique
  • art
  • moyens
  • tour
  • ressources
  • magie
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732 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
708 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
299 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1621 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
447 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
877 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1298 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
187 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
187 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
370 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1614 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
575 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
433 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1539 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34046P Morohashi
476 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1754 New Nelson (John Haig)
1525 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1644 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
322 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
736 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2053 2001 Kanji
3i8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
2122.1 Four corner code
2190.4 Four corner code
1-29-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8853 Unicode hex code