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(X8981) is Unicode character number 35201, KanjiLiberal.

can be pronounced as "ヨウ" and may mean "importance".


Encoding of character can be revealed with PHP program du.t.

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The array has 3 bytes; here is its splitting:
e8 a6 81
array(1) {
  string(3) "要"

Unicode character number 35201 id est, X8981
Picture:  ; uses 3 bytes. These bytes are:
xE8 xA6 x81 in the hexadecimal representation and
232 166 129 in the decimal representation



Jisho suggests the following description:要

9 strokes
Radical: west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts: 女 西
need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
Kun: い.る、 かなめ
On: ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
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Stroke order
On reading compounds
要 【】 cornerstone, main point, keystone, requirement, need, necessary, required
要因 【ヨウイン】 main cause, primary factor
所要 【ショヨウ】 required, needed, necessary
法要 【ホウヨウ】 Buddhist memorial service
Kun reading compounds
要る 【いる】 to be needed, to be wanted
要 【かなめ】 pivot, vital point, cornerstone, keystone, Japanese photinia
要石 【かなめいし】 keystone


The drawing of looks similar to that of (Tsuma).

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