13 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
test, try, attempt, experiment, ordeal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N4
392 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 試 【シ】 testing, experiment, test, examination, exam, trial
  • 試合 【シアイ】 match, game, bout, contest
  • 公試 【コウシ】 national examinations
  • 考試 【コウシ】 test, exam

Kun reading compounds

  • 試みる 【こころみる】 to try, to attempt, to have a go (at)
  • 試す 【ためす】 to try (out), to have a try (at), to test, to put to the test
  • 試筋 【ためすじ】 patron, effective means


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • prueba
  • ensayo
  • experimento
  • probar
  • experimentar
  • intentar


  • teste
  • tentativa
  • testar
  • experimento
  • prova


  • test
  • essai
  • tentative
  • expérience
  • épreuve
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499 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
409 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4361 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
354 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
250 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1932 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
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526 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
535 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
795 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1680 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1925 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1025 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1385 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
360 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35415 Morohashi
1525 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5611 New Nelson (John Haig)
354 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
378 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
604 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3056 2001 Kanji
7a6.18 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
0364.0 Four corner code
1-27-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a66 Unicode hex code