10 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
consign, requesting, entrusting with, pretend, hint
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1021 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 託す 【タクス】 to entrust (someone) with, to leave (a matter) with someone, to place under someone's care, to have someone deliver (a message, parcel, etc.), to send (through someone), to leave (a message) with someone, to use (something) to express (one's feelings, opinion, etc.), to express in the form of (something), to use as a pretext
  • 託児所 【タクジショ】 creche, day nursery, day-care center
  • 嘱託 【ショクタク】 commission, entrusting with (work), part-time employee, temporary work
  • 請託 【セイタク】 solicitation

Kun reading compounds

  • 託ける 【かこつける】 to use as a pretext, to use as an excuse
  • 託つ 【かこつ】 to complain about, to grumble, to make an excuse for
  • 託ける 【かこつける】 to use as a pretext, to use as an excuse
  • 託ける 【かこつける】 to use as a pretext, to use as an excuse


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • consignar
  • confiar algo a


  • consignar
  • solicitar
  • confiar
  • fingir
  • sugestão


  • confier
  • requête
  • remettre
  • prétexter
  • conseil
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