曰 means 'it is said'

Animation / stroke order not available.
LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
Strokes : 4    Radical number: 73    Frequency: 2537   Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 6 words   Used in 6 words   Used in 13 names   Component in 37 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
   いわ it is said
On    エツ
Kun    のたま   のたまわく   ここに
Most kanji based on this radical simplify it to (sun; day). It is not used in this form in any Joyo kanji (although it is the 'official' radical for several).
曰 and 日 may look identical, but a closer examination reveals otherwise. Find out more in this note!
⿴   box; enclosure   one  
Explore these components visually on The Kanji Map ⇗
LOG IN to view kanji mastery data
LOG IN to view your flashcards
1 0
1. pretext; history; past; story
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
2. according to ...; ... says
(click the word for examples and links)
It is hard to explain; It is hard to say
(click the word for examples and links)
meaningful; suggestive  (often written with kana only)
(click the word for examples and links)

Cascading kanji view

いわ it is said   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
box, enclosure   
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.