9 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
faith, truth, fidelity, trust
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
208 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 信 【シン】 honesty, sincerity, fidelity, trust, reliance, confidence, (religious) faith, devotion, counter for received messages
  • 信金 【シンキン】 credit union
  • 逓信 【テイシン】 communications (e.g. post, telegraph)
  • 外信 【ガイシン】 external communication


Japanese names:
し、 しが、 しな、 しの、 しぶ、 とき、 のび、 のぶ、 まこと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xin4, shen1


  • confianza
  • sinceridad
  • información
  • verdad


  • verdade
  • fidelidade
  • confiança


  • foi
  • vérité
  • fidélité
  • confiance
  • communication
437 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
544 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
513 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
198 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
454 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
149 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
320 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
782 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
157 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
157 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
640 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
97 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
115 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
75 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
84 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
978 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
707 Morohashi
100 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
221 New Nelson (John Haig)
969 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1043 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
181 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
527 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2177 2001 Kanji
2a7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-7 SKIP code
2026.1 Four corner code
1-31-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4fe1 Unicode hex code