Japanese Dictionary

Kanji literal and JLPT

Strokes count

Strokes: 10



elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

Kun'Yomi Readings

  • もと

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • 元, 本, 素, 基

    origin; source

    base; basis; foundation; root


    ingredient; material

    (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location

    original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)

    (plant) root; (tree) trunk

    first section of a waka

    counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)

    handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip

  • 素材

    raw materials; subject matter

  • 要素

    component; factor; item (e.g. in list)

    element (e.g. in array); member (e.g. data structure)

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