15 strokes
approve, praise, title or inscription on picture, assist, agree with
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
868 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 賛 【サン】 praise, tribute, inscription (on a painting)
  • 賛意 【サンイ】 approval, assent
  • 協賛 【キョウサン】 support, mutual aid, cooperation, approval, authorization, authorisation
  • 絶賛 【ゼッサン】 high praise, great admiration, acclaim, with critical acclaim, to rave reviews, with high commendations, currently, presently, right now

Kun reading compounds

  • 称える 【たたえる】 to praise, to extol, to hail, to laud, to celebrate


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • admirar
  • alabar
  • elogiar
  • ayudar
  • consentir
  • aprobar


  • aprovar
  • elogiar
  • título ou inscrição em gravura
  • auxiliar
  • concordar com


  • approuver
  • accord
  • louanges
  • assister
  • inscription sur une peinture
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758 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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1736 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3484 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1797 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2446 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
851 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36841 Morohashi
2809 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5814 New Nelson (John Haig)
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906 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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2-8-7 SKIP code
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