11 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
falsehood, lie, deceive, pretend, counterfeit, forgery
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1171 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 偽 【ギ】 falseness, falsehood
  • 偽証 【ギショウ】 false evidence, perjury, false testimony
  • 真偽 【シンギ】 truth or falsehood, genuineness, authenticity, veracity
  • 詐偽 【サギ】 lie, untruth, prevarication

Kun reading compounds

  • 偽る 【いつわる】 to lie, to pretend, to feign, to falsify, to deceive, to trick
  • 偽 【にせ】 imitation, fake, phony, counterfeit, forged, bogus, sham, pseudo-
  • 偽物 【にせもの】 spurious article, forgery, counterfeit, imitation, sham
  • 偽り 【いつわり】 lie, falsehood, fiction, fabrication
  • 偽り語る 【いつわりかたる】 to speak falsely


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • falsedad
  • mentira
  • engañar
  • fingir
  • mentir
  • engaño


  • falsidade
  • mentira
  • enganar
  • fingir
  • falsificação


  • faux
  • mensonge
  • berner
  • prétendre
  • imitation
  • contrefaçon
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1485 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1582 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1428 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
116 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
149 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
99 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
114 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1938 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
927P Morohashi
131 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
276 New Nelson (John Haig)
1919 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2068 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1408 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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2a9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-9 SKIP code
2422.7 Four corner code
1-21-22 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
507d Unicode hex code