6 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
undertake, scheme, design, attempt, plan
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
278 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 企画室 【キカクシツ】 planning office
  • 企画 【キカク】 planning, plan, project, arrangements
  • 投企 【トウキ】 projection, project, philosophical concept introduced by Heidegger (Entwurf)
  • 発起 【ホッキ】 originating (something), coming up with the idea, starting (something), initiating, proposing, spiritual awakening, resolution

Kun reading compounds

  • 企てる 【くわだてる】 to plan, to plot, to propose, to design, to intend, to contemplate, to attempt (e.g. suicide, murder), to undertake (e.g. business), to stand on tip-toes
  • 企む 【たくらむ】 to scheme, to plan, to play a trick, to invent, to conspire, to frame up


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qi3, qi4


  • esquema
  • diseño
  • plan
  • emprender
  • idear
  • diseñar
  • planificar


  • empreenda
  • esquema
  • projeto
  • tentativa
  • plano


  • entreprendre
  • concept
  • projet
  • essai
  • plan
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481 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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2-2-4 SKIP code
8010.1 Four corner code
1-20-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f01 Unicode hex code