Kana: オウ、お.す、お.し-、お.っ-、お.さえる、おさ.える
Romaji: ou,, o.shi-, o.-, o.saeru, osa.eru

Name Readings

Kana: おし、おす、おや
Romaji: oshi, osu, oya


push, stop, check, subdue, attach, seize, weight, shove, press, seal, do in spite of

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  8
Radical Number:  64
Frequency:  789
Grade:  8
Skip Pattern:  1-3-5
Korean Reading:  gab
Chinese Reading:  ya2
Unicode:  62bc
JIS:  3221


Halpern Index: 314
Nelson Index: 1885
New Nelson Index: 2128
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3c5.5
Four Corner Index: 5605.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 1033
Gakken Index: 587
Japanese Names Index: 587
Daikanwanjiten Index: 11929
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 5.0161
Remembering the kanji Index: 1114
Kanji Flashcards Index: 563
Kodansha Compact Index: 868
Kanji in Context Index: 256
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 234
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 278
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1123
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1195
Essential Kanji Index: 1632
Kodansha Kanji Index: 371
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1355
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 1175


押す (おす)
to push; to press; to apply pressure from above; to press down; to stamp (i.e. a passport); to apply a seal; to affix (e.g. gold leaf); to press (someone for something); to urge; to compel; to influence; to overwhelm; to overpower; to repress; to push (events along); to advance (a plan); to do in spite of ...; to do even though ...; to force; to make sure; to be pressed for time; to advance troops; to attack; (of light) to be diffused across an entire surface
後押し (あとおし)
pushing; backing; boosting; supporting; pushing from behind (a cart, etc.); pusher
押さえる (おさえる)
to pin something down; to hold something down; to hold something back; to stop; to restrain; to curb; to seize; to grasp; to arrest; to gain control of something; to govern; to keep down (e.g. information); to suppress; to catch happening; to determine (important points); to find (proof); to understand
押し切る (おしきる)
to face down the opposition; to overcome resistance; to have one's own way; to press and cut
押収 (おうしゅう)
seizure; confiscation
押し (おし)
push; pressure; authority; audacity
押し付ける (おしつける)
to press; to push; to force
押し出す (おしだす)
to crowd out; to push out; to squeeze out; to start together; to set out en masse; to highlight; to draw attention to
押し寄せる (おしよせる)
to advance on; to close in; to march on; to descend on (the enemy); to move towards; to surge forward (crowd, wave of nostalgia, wave, etc.); to rush for (the door); to inundate; to overwhelm; to push aside
押し上げる (おしあげる)
to boost; to force up; to push up
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