12 strokes
savings, store, lay in, keep, wear mustache
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
1100 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 貯水 【チョスイ】 storage of water
  • 貯金 【チョキン】 putting money aside, savings, deposit (e.g. in a bank), accumulated surplus of wins, wins in the bank
  • 郵貯 【ユウチョ】 postal (post-office) savings (deposit)

Kun reading compounds

  • 貯める 【ためる】 to save up (money)
  • 蓄える 【たくわえる】 to store, to save up, to stock up on, to lay in stock, to set aside, to accumulate (e.g. knowledge), to build up (e.g. experience), to develop (e.g. one's skills), to grow (a beard, moustache, etc.), to wear


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhu3, zhu4


  • ahorrar
  • almacenar


  • poupança
  • loja
  • por em
  • guardar
  • usar bigode


  • économies
  • épargne
  • réserve
  • stocker
  • porter la moustache
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740 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
924 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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762 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
775 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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1743 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1903 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1012 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1368 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
198 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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1509 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5791 New Nelson (John Haig)
194 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
206 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
595 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3953 2001 Kanji
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1-7-5 SKIP code
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