8 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
join, get together, unite, collective
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
966 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 併合 【ヘイゴウ】 merger, joining into one, amalgamation, melding, merging, annexation, absorption
  • 並行 【ヘイコウ】 going side-by-side, going abreast, running concurrently, occurring at the same time, keeping pace with

Kun reading compounds

  • 合わせる 【あわせる】 to match (rhythm, speed, etc.), to join together, to unite, to combine, to add up, to face, to be opposite (someone), to compare, to check with, to cause to meet (e.g. an unpleasant fate), to place together, to connect, to overlap, to mix, to combine, to put blade to blade, to fight


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • combinación
  • unión
  • amalgama
  • combinar
  • unir
  • amalgamar


  • unir
  • reúnir
  • coletivo


  • faire correspondre
  • joindre
  • unir
  • cependant
  • simultané
1774 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
961 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
425 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1079 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1045 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1162 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1218 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1250 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
92 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
92 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
60 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
64 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1039 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
561 Morohashi
83 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
190 New Nelson (John Haig)
1030 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1107 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1152 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2155 2001 Kanji
2a6.17 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-6 SKIP code
2824.1 Four corner code
1-42-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f75 Unicode hex code