2 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
5 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 人 【ジン】 -ian (e.g. Italian), -ite (e.g. Tokyoite), indicates nationality, race, origin, etc., -er (e.g. performer, etc.), person working with ..., indicates expertise (in a certain field), man, person, people
  • 人口 【ジンコウ】 population, common talk
  • 成人 【セイジン】 adult (esp. person 20 years old or over), grownup, becoming an adult, coming of age, growing up (to be a man, woman)
  • 宇宙人 【ウチュウジン】 space alien, alien, extraterrestrial being
  • 人 【ニン】 counter for people, person
  • 人形 【ニンギョウ】 doll, puppet, figure
  • 当人 【トウニン】 the person concerned, the person in question, the said person
  • 芸人 【ゲイニン】 entertainer, performer, artiste, talented person, accomplished person

Kun reading compounds

  • 人 【ひと】 man, person, human being, mankind, people, human (Homo sapiens), humans as a species, character, personality, man of talent, true man, another person, other people, others, adult
  • 人ごみ 【ひとごみ】 crowd of people
  • 男の人 【おとこのひと】 man
  • あの人 【あのひと】 he, she, that person, you


Japanese names:
じ、 と、 ね、 ひこ、 ふみ


  • persona


  • pessoa


  • être humain
  • personne
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