Kana: ソ、ス、もと
Romaji: so, su, moto


elementary, principle, naked, uncovered

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  10
Radical Number:  120
Frequency:  660
Grade:  5
Skip Pattern:  2-4-6
Korean Reading:  so
Chinese Reading:  su4
Unicode:  7d20
JIS:  4147


Halpern Index: 2458
Nelson Index: 3511
New Nelson Index: 4456
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 6a4.12
Four Corner Index: 5090.3
Guide to Remembering Index: 737
Gakken Index: 717
Japanese Names Index: 1707
Daikanwanjiten Index: 27300
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 8.0978
Remembering the kanji Index: 1532
Kanji Way Index: 500
Kanji Flashcards Index: 1623
Kodansha Compact Index: 1506
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 759
Kanji in Context Index: 636
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1590
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2171
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1546
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1652
Essential Kanji Index: 797
Kodansha Kanji Index: 3108
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1441
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 658
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 716


origin; source; base; basis; foundation; root; cause; ingredient; material; (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location; original cost (or capital, principal, etc.); (plant) root; (tree) trunk; first section of a waka; counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry); handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip
plain, white silk; prime
酵素 (こうそ)
酸素 (さんそ)
oxygen (O)
素晴らしい (すばらしい、すんばらしい)
wonderful; splendid; magnificent
plain; unadorned; undecorated; unadulterated; au naturel; mere; poor; exceedingly
素材 (そざい)
raw materials; subject matter
水素 (すいそ)
hydrogen (H)
元素 (げんそ)
chemical element
素人 (しろうと、しろと、しらびと)
amateur; layman; ordinary person; novice; respectable woman (not a prostitute, hostess, geisha, etc.); unlicensed prostitute
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