15 strokes
prize, reward, praise
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
426 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 賞 【ショウ】 prize, award
  • 賞金 【ショウキン】 prize money, monetary award, reward
  • 副賞 【フクショウ】 extra prize
  • 表彰 【ヒョウショウ】 (official) commendation, public recognition (of someone's achievements, good deeds, etc.), awarding, honouring

Kun reading compounds

  • 褒める 【ほめる】 to praise, to commend, to compliment, to speak well of, to speak highly of


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • premio
  • recompensa


  • prêmio
  • recompensa
  • elogio


  • prix
  • récompense
  • louanges
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