10 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
double, twice, times, fold
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
714 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 倍 【バイ】 double, twice (as much), times (as much), -fold, 1-nth, 1 to n, 1 in n
  • 倍増 【バイゾウ】 doubling, double
  • 逓倍 【テイバイ】 multiplication (e.g. of frequencies)
  • 倍々 【バイバイ】 doubling (repeatedly), multiplying


Japanese names:
べ、 ます
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bae, pae


  • doble
  • veces


  • Duplicar
  • duas vezes
  • tempos
  • dobra


  • double
  • deux fois
  • fois
  • plier (en 2)
694 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
389 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
563 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
809 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
483 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
866 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
323 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1025 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
87 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
158 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
111 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
122 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
80 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
90 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1001 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
760 Morohashi
108 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
252 New Nelson (John Haig)
992 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1067 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
364 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2177 2001 Kanji
2a8.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-8 SKIP code
2026.1 Four corner code
1-39-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
500d Unicode hex code