11 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
halt, stopping
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
733 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 停車 【テイシャ】 stopping (of a train, car, etc.), stop
  • 停止 【テイシ】 stoppage, coming to a stop, halt, standstill, ceasing (movement, activity, etc.), suspension (of operations), interruption (e.g. of electricity supply), cutting off, suspension (of payment, a licence, etc.), (temporary) prohibition, ban, suspension of music, dance, etc. as a sign of mourning for a prominent person
  • 解停 【カイテイ】 release from suspension (of a newspaper, magazine, etc.; Meiji period), removal of suspension
  • 居中調停 【キョチュウチョウテイ】 mediation

Kun reading compounds

  • 止める 【とめる】 to stop, to turn off, to park, to prevent, to suppress (a cough), to hold back (tears), to hold (one's breath), to relieve (pain), to stop (someone from doing something), to dissuade, to forbid, to prohibit, to notice, to be aware of, to concentrate on, to pay attention to, to remember, to bear in mind, to fix (in place), to fasten, to tack, to pin, to nail, to button, to staple, to detain, to keep in custody
  • 止まる 【とまる】 to stop (moving), to come to a stop, to stop (doing, working, being supplied), to come to a halt, to cease, to be stopped, to be suspended, to alight, to perch on


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • parada
  • interrupción


  • parada
  • parando


  • arrêt
  • halte
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