2 strokes
two, two radical (no. 7)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 二 【ニ】 two, 2
  • 二人 【フタリ】 two persons, two people, pair, couple
  • 一二 【イチニ】 the first and second, a few
  • 十二 【ジュウニ】 twelve, 12, queen
  • 二乗 【ニジョウ】 square (of a number), multiplying (a number) by itself, second power
  • 次男 【ジナン】 second son
  • 不二 【フジ】 being two sides of the same coin, being the same (while appearing different), Very sincerely yours, peerless, unparalleled, unparallelled
  • 唯一不二 【ユイイツフジ】 one and only, unique

Kun reading compounds

  • 二 【に】 two, 2
  • 二つ 【ふたつ】 two
  • 二つ 【ふたつ】 two
  • 二つ目 【ふたつめ】 one after next, second
  • 再び 【ふたたび】 again, once more, a second time


Japanese names:
おと、 つぐ、 つぎ、 にい、 は、 ふ、 ふたつ、 ふだ、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • dos
  • 2


  • dois


  • deux
  • radical deux (no. 2)
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