8 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
reliant, depend on, consequently, therefore, due to
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
906 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 依然 【イゼン】 still, as yet, as it has been
  • 委嘱 【イショク】 commissioning, entrusting (with), request, appointment (to a position)
  • 依々 【イイ】 affectionately attached, reluctant to part
  • 憑依 【ヒョウイ】 possession (by a spirit, demon, etc.), dependence (on)
  • 依蘭苔 【エイランタイ】 Iceland moss (Cetraria islandica), Iceland lichen
  • 依怙 【エコ】 favoritism, favouritism, partiality, prejudice, bias
  • 帰依 【キエ】 becoming a devout believer, (religious) conversion

Kun reading compounds

  • 依る 【よる】 to be due to, to be caused by, to depend on, to turn on, to be based on, to come from, to be based at (a location, an organization), to be headquartered at


Japanese names:
よ、 より
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • confiar en
  • depender de
  • estar basado en


  • confiante
  • contar com
  • consequentemente
  • portanto
  • devido para


  • dépendant
  • par conséquent
  • donc
  • dû à
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