10 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
borrow, rent
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N4
932 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 借家 【シャクヤ】 rented house, house for rent
  • 借地 【シャクチ】 leased land
  • 賃借 【チンシャク】 hiring, renting, leasing
  • 賃貸借 【チンタイシャク】 renting, leasing

Kun reading compounds

  • 借りる 【かりる】 to borrow, to have a loan, to rent, to hire
  • 借りる時の地蔵顔、済す時の閻魔顔 【かりるときのじぞうがおなすときのえんまがお】 people look friendly when they ask for a loan but not so much when they repay it, when borrowing (the money), the face of the (bodhisattva) Kshitigarbha; when returning it, the face of the (hell king) Yama


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cha, jeog


  • deuda
  • pedir prestado
  • alquilar


  • pedir emprestado
  • aluguel


  • emprunter
  • louer
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