3 strokes
bestow, participate in, give, award, impart, provide, cause, gift, godsend
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
308 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 与野党 【ヨヤトウ】 ruling and opposition parties, parties in and out of power
  • 与党 【ヨトウ】 ruling party, government party, party in power, government
  • 賞与 【ショウヨ】 bonus, reward, prize
  • 贈与 【ゾウヨ】 donation, presentation

Kun reading compounds

  • 与える 【あたえる】 to give (esp. to someone of lower status), to bestow, to grant, to confer, to present, to award, to provide, to afford, to offer, to supply, to assign, to cause, to pass (a variable to a function)
  • 与る 【あずかる】 to participate in, to take part in, to play a part in, to receive, to be given, to enjoy
  • 与する 【くみする】 to take part in, to be a party to, to side with, to support, to agree with


Japanese names:
とも、 ゆ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yu3, yu4


  • otorgar
  • conceder
  • proveer
  • unir fuerzas


  • conferir
  • participar em
  • prêmio
  • dar
  • fornecer
  • causa
  • presente
  • dádiva


  • donner
  • conférer
  • participer à
  • décerner
  • fournir
  • cause
  • don
  • don du ciel
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