9 strokes
slash 丿
ride, power, multiplication, record, counter for vehicles, board, mount, join
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
377 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 乗 【ジョウ】 (nth) power, counter for vehicles, multiplication, Buddha's teachings
  • 乗員 【ジョウイン】 crew member, crewman, crew
  • 同乗 【ドウジョウ】 riding together, riding with
  • 相乗 【ソウジョウ】 multiplication, synergism

Kun reading compounds

  • 乗る 【のる】 to get on (train, plane, bus, ship, etc.), to get in, to board, to take, to embark, to get on (e.g. a footstool), to step on, to jump on, to sit on, to mount, to reach, to go over, to pass, to follow, to stay (on track), to go with (the times, etc.), to take part, to participate, to join, to get into the swing (and sing, dance, etc.), to be deceived, to be taken in, to be carried, to be spread, to be scattered, to stick, to attach, to take, to go on
  • 伸るか反るか 【のるかそるか】 win or lose, sink or swim, make or break, all or nothing
  • 乗せる 【のせる】 to place on (something), to give (someone) a ride, to give a lift, to pick up, to help on board, to load (luggage), to carry, to take on board, to send out (on the airwaves, etc.), to deceive, to take for a ride, to (sing) along with (musical accompaniment), to let (someone) take part, to excite (someone), to publish (an article), to run (an ad)


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cheng2, sheng4


  • montar
  • subir a
  • montarse
  • colocar algo sobre


  • viagem
  • força
  • multiplicação
  • De veículos
  • juntar
  • unir


  • monter
  • prendre (train, ...)
  • embarquer
  • chevaucher
  • profiter
  • multiplication
  • mentionner
  • compteur de véhicules
  • se joindre à
251 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
336 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
320 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
359 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
223 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
312 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
107 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1016 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
523 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
532 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
135 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
24 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4393 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2224 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2992 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1599 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
153 Morohashi
3576 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
54 New Nelson (John Haig)
1585 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1709 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
332 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2264 2001 Kanji
0a9.19 The Kanji Dictionary
4-9-3 SKIP code
2090.4 Four corner code
1-30-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e57 Unicode hex code