7 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
340 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 非可換幾何 【ヒカカンキカ】 noncommutative geometry, NCG

Kun reading compounds

  • 何 【なに】 what, you-know-what, that thing, whatsit, whachamacallit, what's-his-name, what's-her-name, penis, (one's) thing, dick, (not) at all, (not) in the slightest, what?, huh?, hey!, come on!, oh, no (it's fine), why (it's nothing), oh (certainly not)
  • 何か 【なにか】 something, some, any, somehow, for some reason, (so) what (are you trying to say)?, what (do you mean)?
  • 何々 【なになに】 what, so-and-so, such and such, something (or other), what?, wait, hang on, well, well, let's see, no, oh (not at all), please, there, there
  • 何 【なん】 what, how many, many, a lot of, several, a few, some
  • 何か 【なにか】 something, some, any, somehow, for some reason, (so) what (are you trying to say)?, what (do you mean)?


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
he2, he4


  • qué


  • que


  • quoi
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390 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
392 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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45 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1-2-5 SKIP code
3-4-3 SKIP code
2122.0 Four corner code
1-18-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f55 Unicode hex code