15 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
ceremony, rule, affair, case, a matter
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
739 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 儀 【ギ】 ceremony, matter, affair, case, with regard to, as for, as concerns
  • 儀式 【ギシキ】 ceremony, rite, ritual, service
  • 奥義 【オウギ】 secret techniques (of an art or skill), inner mysteries, essence, quintessence, heart
  • 祭儀 【サイギ】 rites, ritual


Japanese names:
のり、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • regla
  • norma
  • etiqueta
  • ceremonia
  • modelo de astros


  • cerimônia
  • regra
  • romance
  • caso
  • uma matéria


  • cérémonie
  • règle
  • affaire
  • cas
  • matière
  • manières
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1311 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
554 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1252 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1071 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2255 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
727 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
740 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
936 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
137 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
191 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
124 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
147 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
993 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1172 Morohashi
169 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
324 New Nelson (John Haig)
984 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1059 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1747 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2159 2001 Kanji
2a13.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-13 SKIP code
2825.3 Four corner code
1-21-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5100 Unicode hex code