7 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
body, substance, object, reality, counter for images
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
88 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 体 【タイ】 body, physique, posture, shape, form, style, substance, identity, reality, field, counter for humanoid forms (e.g. dolls, statues, corpses, etc.), typeface, type
  • 体育 【タイイク】 physical education, PE, gym (class)
  • 生体 【セイタイ】 organism, living body
  • 解体 【カイタイ】 demolition, taking down, dismantling, disassembly, taking apart, dissolution (of an organization, company, etc.), breaking up, dissection (of a body), dismemberment
  • 体 【テイ】 appearance, air, condition, state, form
  • 体裁 【テイサイ】 (outward) appearance, (proper) format (e.g. of an essay), form, style, appearances, decency, show, display, lip-service, insincere words, glib talk
  • 身体 【シンタイ】 body, physical system, (the) person
  • 風体 【フウテイ】 appearance, look, dress

Kun reading compounds

  • 体 【からだ】 body, torso, trunk, build, physique, frame, figure, health, constitution, corpse, dead body
  • 体つき 【からだつき】 body build, figure
  • お体 【おからだ】 body
  • 御体 【おんからだ】 body of Christ (Eucharist)
  • 形体 【なりかたち】 one's appearance


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ti3, ben4


  • cuerpo
  • forma


  • corpo
  • substância
  • objeto
  • realidade
  • sufixo para contagem de para imagens


  • corps
  • substance
  • objet
  • réalité
  • compteur d'images
270 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
182 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
165 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
110 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
405 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
176 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
115 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
358 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
61 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
61 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
165 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
80 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
80 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
52 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
55 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
966 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
509 Morohashi
71 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
165 New Nelson (John Haig)
957 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1030 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
96 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
149 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2155 2001 Kanji
2a5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2523.0 Four corner code
1-34-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f53 Unicode hex code