Kana: ソウ、サッ、はや.い、はや、はや-、はや.まる、はや.める、さ-
Romaji: sou, sa, , haya.i, haya, haya-, haya.maru, haya.meru, sa-

Name Readings

Kana: さか、さわ、そ、わ
Romaji: saka, sawa, so, wa


early, fast

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  6
Radical Number:  72
Frequency:  402
Grade:  1
Skip Pattern:  2-4-2
Korean Reading:  jo
Chinese Reading:  zao3
Unicode:  65e9
JIS:  4161


Halpern Index: 2390
Nelson Index: 2100
New Nelson Index: 2419
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 4c2.1
Four Corner Index: 6040.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 50
Gakken Index: 259
Japanese Names Index: 295
Daikanwanjiten Index: 13742
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 5.0744
Remembering the kanji Index: 26
Busy People Index: 2.6
Kanji Way Index: 409
Kanji Flashcards Index: 185
Kodansha Compact Index: 966
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 56
Kanji in Context Index: 117
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1549
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2120
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 26
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 26
Essential Kanji Index: 117
Kodansha Kanji Index: 3042
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3855
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 104
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 55


already; now; by this time
早い (はやい)
fast; quick; hasty; brisk; early (in the day, etc.); premature; (too) soon; not yet; (too) early; easy; simple; quick
早朝 (そうちょう)
early morning
早苗 (さなえ)
rice seedlings
早々 (そうそう)
as soon as...; just after...; immediately after...; hurriedly; in haste; quickly; promptly; early
早よ (はよ)
早期 (そうき)
early stage
素早い (すばやい)
fast; quick; prompt; nimble; agile; quick (to understand); sharp (judgement)
早乙女 (さおとめ)
young female rice planter; young girl
早世 (そうせい)
dying young; early death
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