13 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
wound, hurt, injure, impair, pain, injury, cut, gash, scar, weak point
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
845 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 傷跡 【キズアト】 scar
  • 傷害 【ショウガイ】 injury, inflicting bodily injury
  • 殺傷 【サッショウ】 killing and wounding, bloodshed
  • 脳挫傷 【ノウザショウ】 cerebral contusion

Kun reading compounds

  • 傷 【きず】 wound, injury, cut, gash, bruise, scratch, scrape, scar, chip, crack, scratch, nick, flaw, defect, weakness, weak point, stain (on one's reputation), disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, (emotional) hurt, hurt feelings
  • 傷跡 【きずあと】 scar
  • 無傷 【むきず】 unhurt, uninjured, unwounded, unscathed, unharmed, flawless (e.g. gem), unblemished, undamaged, perfect (condition), spotless (e.g. reputation), faultless (e.g. performance), perfect (record), without failure, without defeat
  • 古傷 【ふるきず】 old wound, scar, unpleasant past experience, painful memory, past misdeed
  • 痛む 【いたむ】 to hurt, to ache, to feel a pain, to be injured, to be spoiled (e.g. food), to be damaged
  • 痛める 【いためる】 to hurt, to injure, to cause pain, to harm, to damage, to spoil, to worry, to bother, to be grieved over, to afflict, to cause financial loss, to hurt one's pocket


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • herida
  • daño
  • lesión
  • corte
  • estar herido
  • herir


  • machucado
  • ferido
  • ferir
  • danificar
  • dor
  • dano
  • corte
  • corte profundo
  • cicatriz
  • ponto fraco


  • blessure
  • faire mal
  • abîmer
  • douleur
  • entaille
  • cicatrice
  • point faible
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901 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
723 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
535 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1008 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1067 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
633 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
643 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
835 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
130 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
179 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
118 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
137 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1005 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1029 Morohashi
158 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
301 New Nelson (John Haig)
996 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1071 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
960 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2151 2001 Kanji
2a11.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-11 SKIP code
2822.7 Four corner code
1-29-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
50b7 Unicode hex code