11 strokes
rap 攴 (攵)
teach, faith, doctrine
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
166 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 教育委員会 【キョウイクイインカイ】 Board of Education
  • 教育 【キョウイク】 education, schooling, training, instruction, teaching, upbringing, culture, cultivation, education
  • 政教 【セイキョウ】 religion and politics, church and state
  • 正教 【セイキョウ】 orthodoxy, (Greek) orthodox church

Kun reading compounds

  • 教える 【おしえる】 to teach, to instruct, to tell, to inform, to show, to preach
  • 教わる 【おそわる】 to be taught, to learn, to take lessons in


Japanese names:
のり、 ひさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiao4, jiao1


  • educación
  • enseñanza
  • enseñar
  • instruir
  • ser enseñado


  • ensinar
  • doutrina


  • enseigner
  • foi
  • doctrine
191 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
112 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
101 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
97 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2052 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
247 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
179 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1408 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
245 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
214 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
940 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1887 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1002 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1356 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1262 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13213 Morohashi
1493 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2345 New Nelson (John Haig)
1254 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1343 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
58 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
202 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1466 2001 Kanji
4i6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
1-6-4 SKIP code
4844.0 Four corner code
1-22-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6559 Unicode hex code