8 strokes
enjoy, receive, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1893 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 享受 【キョウジュ】 reception, acceptance, enjoyment, being given
  • 饗宴 【キョウエン】 feast, banquet
  • 永享 【エイキョウ】 Eikyō era (1429.9.5-1441.2.17)
  • 貞享 【ジョウキョウ】 Jōkyō era (1684.2.21-1688.9.30)

Kun reading compounds

  • 受ける 【うける】 to receive, to get, to catch (e.g. a ball), to be struck by (wind, waves, sunlight, etc.), to sustain (damage), to incur (a loss), to suffer (an injury), to feel (influence), to undergo (e.g. surgery), to take (a test), to accept (a challenge), to be given (e.g. life, talent), to find funny, to find humorous, to be amused (by), to follow, to succeed, to be descended from, to face (south, etc.), to be modified by, to obtain (a pawned item, etc.) by paying a fee, to be well-received, to become popular, to go down well


Japanese names:
たか、 たかし、 とおる、 みち
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • recibir tratamiento
  • recibir atención
  • conseguir
  • divertir


  • receber
  • sofrer
  • atender (telefone)
  • tomar
  • obter
  • pegar


  • recevoir
  • accepter
  • répondre (téléphone)
  • prendre
  • obtenir
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2-2-6 SKIP code
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