Kana: シン、の.びる、の.ばす、の.べる、の.す
Romaji: shin, no.biru, no.basu, no.beru,

Name Readings

Kana: のぶ、よぼる
Romaji: nobu, yoboru


expand, stretch, extend, lengthen, increase

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  7
Radical Number:  9
Frequency:  730
Grade:  8
Skip Pattern:  1-2-5
Korean Reading:  sin
Chinese Reading:  shen1
Unicode:  4f38
JIS:  3F2D


Halpern Index: 70
Nelson Index: 403
New Nelson Index: 163
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2a5.3
Four Corner Index: 2520.6
Guide to Remembering Index: 1431
Gakken Index: 741
Japanese Names Index: 353
Daikanwanjiten Index: 481
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 1.0680
Remembering the kanji Index: 1118
Kanji Flashcards Index: 309
Kodansha Compact Index: 79
Kanji in Context Index: 1246
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 51
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 54
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1127
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1199
Essential Kanji Index: 1528
Kodansha Kanji Index: 79
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 2155
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 1095


伸びる (のびる)
to stretch; to extend; to lengthen; to spread; to make progress; to grow (beard, body height); to grow stale (soba); to be straightened; to be flattened; to be smoothed; to be exhausted; to be postponed; to be prolonged
伸ばす (のばす)
to grow long (e.g. hair, nails); to lengthen; to extend; to stretch; to reach out; to hold out; to straighten; to smooth out; to spread evenly (dough, cream, etc.); to dilute; to thin out; to postpone; to prolong; to strengthen; to develop; to expand
伸縮 (しんしゅく)
expansion and contraction; elasticity; flexibility
伸張 (しんちょう)
expansion; extension; elongation; stretching; uncompression
引き延ばす (ひきのばす)
to stretch larger; to enlarge (photos); to delay (e.g. the end of a meeting)
延伸 (えんしん)
伸び (のび、ノビ)
growth; development; stretching (e.g. body when waking up); spread; elongation; extension; carry (e.g. of sound); sustain
伸び悩む (のびなやむ)
to be sluggish (business); to make little progress; to not grow as much as expected
伸展 (しんてん)
expansion; extension
差し伸べる (さしのべる)
to hold out; to extend (e.g. one's hands); to stretch; to reach out for; to thrust (javelin); to offer (e.g. aid, help, etc.)
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