Japanese Dictionary

Kanji literal and JLPT

Strokes count

Strokes: 5



jewel, ball
On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

  • ギョク
On'Yomi Readings

Kun'Yomi Readings

  • たま
  • たま-
  • -だま

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • 埼玉

    Saitama (city)

  • 玉, 球, 珠, 弾

    ball; sphere; globe; orb

    bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet

    ball (in sports)

    pile (of noodles, etc.)


    bulb (i.e. a light bulb)

    lens (of glasses, etc.)

    bead (of an abacus)

    ball (i.e. a testicle)

    gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl

    female entertainer (e.g. a geisha)

    person (when commenting on their nature); character

    item, funds or person used as part of a plot



    precious; beautiful; excellent

  • 卵, 玉子

    eggs; egg; spawn; roe

    hen egg

    (an expert) in the making

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