則 means 'rule'

Animation / stroke order not available.
LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
Strokes : 9    Frequency: 973   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-12    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 46    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 213 words   Used in 589 names   Component in 7 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    のっと to conform to, to be in accordance
Name    のり
⿰   shellfish   () sword  
Explore these components visually on The Kanji Map ⇗
LOG IN to view kanji mastery data
LOG IN to view your flashcards
In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 則 is used 6 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 則 is used 209 times, read 2 ways.
ソク : 208 words FIND ALL
rules; regulations; conventions
(click the word for examples and links)
のっと : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 法る
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to conform to; to be in accordance with; to follow (rule, tradition, example, etc.)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
An additional 4 less common words include 則 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 764 (originally: 742)  Joy o' Kanji : 742  Key to Kanji: 674 

Cascading kanji view

ソク    rule   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
かい shellfish   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
katakana 'ha'; eight
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
トウ   かたな sword   
Problem with this kanji? Question or comment? Please CONTACT US.
Kanshudo is your AI Japanese tutor, and your constant companion on the road to mastery of the Japanese language. To get started learning Japanese, just follow the study recommendations on your Dashboard. You can use Quick search (accessible using the icon at the top of every page) to look up any Japanese word, kanji or grammar point, as well as to find anything on Kanshudo quickly. For an overview, take the tour.
Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points, examples), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.