Kana: ソウ
Romaji: sou


stratum, social class, layer, story, floor

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Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  14
Radical Number:  44
Frequency:  801
Grade:  6
Skip Pattern:  3-3-11
Korean Reading:  cheung
Chinese Reading:  ceng2
Unicode:  5c64
JIS:  4158


Halpern Index: 3161
Nelson Index: 1402
New Nelson Index: 1432
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3r11.2
Four Corner Index: 7726.6
Guide to Remembering Index: 921
Gakken Index: 893
Daikanwanjiten Index: 7798X
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 4.0166
Remembering the kanji Index: 1065
Kanji Flashcards Index: 486
Kodansha Compact Index: 533
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 934
Kanji in Context Index: 1725
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 2021
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2728
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1074
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1146
Essential Kanji Index: 1183
Kodansha Kanji Index: 3920
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3778
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 977


layer; seam; bed; stream; class; sheaf; storey (of a building); story; floor
断層 (だんそう)
fault; dislocation; gap; discrepancy
上層 (じょうそう)
upper stratum (classes, stories, storeys)
地層 (ちそう)
stratum; geological formation; layer; bed (coal, gravel, etc.)
深層 (しんそう)
depths; deep level
高層 (こうそう)
multistory; multistoried; high-rise; high; tall
階層 (かいそう)
class; level; stratum; layer; hierarchy
一層 (いっそう)
much more; still more; all the more; more than ever; single layer (or storey, etc.); rather; sooner; preferably
下層 (かそう)
lower strata (classes)
表層 (ひょうそう)
surface; outer layer
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