14 strokes
small bird
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
839 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 雑 【ザツ】 rough, crude, sloppy, messy, miscellaneous
  • 雑音 【ザツオン】 noise (usu. unpleasant), interference (e.g. radio), static, noise, gossip, irresponsible criticism
  • 猥雑 【ワイザツ】 vulgar, indecent, crude, sordid, jumbled (of a place), disorderly, chaotic, messy
  • 交雑 【コウザツ】 hybridization, crossing, mixing
  • 雑 【ゾウ】 miscellany (classification of Japanese poetry unrelated to the seasons or to love)
  • 雑木林 【ゾウキバヤシ】 grove of miscellaneous trees, copse, coppice, thicket

Kun reading compounds

  • 交える 【まじえる】 to mix, to combine, to include, to exchange (words, fire, etc.), to cross (e.g. swords), to join together
  • 混じる 【まじる】 to be mixed, to be blended with, to be combined, to associate with, to mingle with, to interest, to join


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • misceláneo
  • varios
  • mezclado
  • basto
  • tosco


  • misto


  • divers
615 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
714 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
687 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
812 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5032 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
365 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
994 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2127 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
575 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
584 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
523 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1855 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1752 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
939 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1267 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
569 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42022 Morohashi
1385 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6507 New Nelson (John Haig)
562 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
604 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
790 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1675 2001 Kanji
8c6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-8 SKIP code
4091.4 Four corner code
1-27-08 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96d1 Unicode hex code