12 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
accusation, sue, complain of pain, appeal to
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
427 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 訴状 【ソジョウ】 petition, complaint, (legal) brief
  • 訴訟 【ソショウ】 litigation, lawsuit
  • 公訴 【コウソ】 (public) prosecution, indictment, accusation
  • 提訴 【テイソ】 presenting a case, suing

Kun reading compounds

  • 訴える 【うったえる】 to raise, to bring to (someone's attention), to appeal to (reason, emotions, etc.), to work on (one's emotions), to play on (one's sympathies), to complain, to sue (a person), to take someone to court, to resort to (e.g. arms, violence)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • denuncia
  • acusación
  • demanda
  • pleito
  • denunciar
  • acusar
  • pleitear


  • acusação
  • processo
  • queixar-se de dor
  • apelar para


  • plainte
  • accusation
  • poursuites
  • faire appel
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1901 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1507 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1-7-5 SKIP code
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