6 strokes
steam, breath
spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
113 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 気 【キ】 spirit, mind, heart, nature, disposition, motivation, intention, mood, feelings, atmosphere, essence
  • 気持ち 【キモチ】 feeling, sensation, mood, preparedness, readiness, attitude, thanks, solicitude, sympathy, just a little, somewhat, slightly
  • 病気 【ビョウキ】 illness, disease, sickness
  • 天気 【テンキ】 weather, the elements, fair weather, fine weather
  • 気 【ケ】 sign, indication, trace, touch, feeling, somehow, for some reason, seeming to be
  • 気配 【ケハイ】 indication, sign, hint, presence, trend, quotation (esp. stock market)
  • 湿気 【シッケ】 moisture, humidity, dampness
  • 吐き気 【ハキケ】 nausea, sickness in the stomach

Kun reading compounds

  • 景気 【けいき】 condition, state, business (condition)
  • 雰囲気 【ふんいき】 atmosphere (e.g. musical), mood, ambience, ambiance




  • espíritu
  • mente


  • espírito
  • mente


  • esprit
  • air
  • atmosphère
  • humeur
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3-4-2 SKIP code
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8041.7 Four corner code
21-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c17 Unicode hex code