Kana: ホ、ホウ、たも.つ
Romaji: ho, hou, tamo.tsu

Name Readings

Kana: う、お、ぶ、もり、やす、やすし
Romaji: u, o, bu, mori, yasu, yasushi


protect, guarantee, keep, preserve, sustain, support

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  9
Radical Number:  9
Frequency:  146
Grade:  5
Skip Pattern:  1-2-7
Korean Reading:  bo
Chinese Reading:  bao3
Unicode:  4fdd
JIS:  4A5D


Halpern Index: 96
Nelson Index: 455
New Nelson Index: 222
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2a7.11
Four Corner Index: 2629.4
Guide to Remembering Index: 787
Gakken Index: 166
Japanese Names Index: 781
Daikanwanjiten Index: 702
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 1.0788
Remembering the kanji Index: 997
Kanji Way Index: 163
Kanji Flashcards Index: 319
Kodansha Compact Index: 102
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 808
Kanji in Context Index: 665
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 72
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 77
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1006
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1072
Essential Kanji Index: 351
Kodansha Kanji Index: 107
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 2164
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 716
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 705


保護 (ほご、ほうご)
care; protection; shelter; safeguard; guardianship; favor; favour; patronage
確保 (かくほ)
guarantee; maintain; ensure; insure; secure; reservation
保安 (ほあん)
peace preservation; security; safety
保育 (ほいく)
nursing; nurturing; rearing; lactation; suckling
保管 (ほかん)
charge; custody; safekeeping; deposit; storage
保険 (ほけん)
insurance; guarantee
保健 (ほけん)
health preservation; hygiene; sanitation
保つ (たもつ)
to keep; to preserve; to hold; to retain; to maintain; to support; to sustain; to last; to endure; to keep well (food); to wear well; to be durable
保育園 (ほいくえん)
nursery school; day nursery; preschool
保安 (ほうあん、ほあん)
Houan era (1120.4.10-1124.4.3); Hoan era
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