Kana: キュウ、たま
Romaji: kyū, tama

Name Reading

Romaji: ku


ball, sphere

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  11
Radical Number:  96
Frequency:  302
Grade:  3
Skip Pattern:  1-4-7
Korean Reading:  gu
Chinese Reading:  qiu2
Unicode:  7403
JIS:  3565


Halpern Index: 969
Nelson Index: 2941
New Nelson Index: 3643
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 4f7.2
Four Corner Index: 1313.2
Guide to Remembering Index: 257
Gakken Index: 379
Japanese Names Index: 1359
Daikanwanjiten Index: 21011
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 7.0923
Remembering the kanji Index: 935
Busy People Index: 3.7
Kanji Flashcards Index: 736
Kodansha Compact Index: 1319
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 275
Kanji in Context Index: 935
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 658
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 880
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 944
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1005
Essential Kanji Index: 845
Kodansha Kanji Index: 1219
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3142
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 188
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 370


ball; sphere; globe; orb; bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet; ball (in sports); pile (of noodles, etc.); bullet; bulb (i.e. a light bulb); lens (of glasses, etc.); bead (of an abacus); ball (i.e. a testicle); gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl; female entertainer (e.g. a geisha); person (when commenting on their nature); character; item, funds or person used as part of a plot; egg; coin; precious; beautiful; excellent
sphere; counter for balls
地球 (ちきゅう)
the earth; the globe
球場 (きゅうじょう)
baseball stadium
投球 (とうきゅう)
pitching; throwing a ball; bowling (in cricket); pitched ball
ball (for sport, games, etc.); kemari; type of football played by courtiers in ancient Japan
野球 (やきゅう)
球団 (きゅうだん)
baseball team
卓球 (たっきゅう)
table tennis; ping-pong
球技 (きゅうぎ)
ball game (e.g. baseball, tennis, soccer)
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