2 strokes
enter, insert
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
56 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 入園 【ニュウエン】 enrollment in kindergarten, enrollment in nursery school, entering a park, garden, zoo, etc.
  • 入院 【ニュウイン】 hospitalization, hospitalisation
  • 輸出入 【ユシュツニュウ】 export and import
  • 納入 【ノウニュウ】 payment (of taxes, fees, etc.), supply (of goods), delivery
  • 入水 【ジュスイ】 suicide by drowning, drowning oneself, entering the water, hitting the water
  • 入御 【ニュウギョ】 emperor's return to the imperial palace

Kun reading compounds

  • 入る 【いる】 to enter, to go in, to get in, to come in, to set (of the sun or moon), to sink, to go down, to attain (nirvana, enlightenment, etc.), to achieve, to reach (e.g. a climax), to do fully, to do intently, to do sincerely, to do deeply, to feel keenly, to (reach a state) completely
  • 入満 【イルマン】 brother, lay brother, non-ordained member of a Christian religious order
  • 東入ル 【ひがしいる】 east of
  • 西入ル 【にしいる】 west of
  • 入れる 【いれる】 to put in, to let in, to take in, to bring in, to insert, to install (e.g. software), to set (a jewel, etc.), to ink in (e.g. tattoo), to admit, to accept, to employ, to hire, to accept, to comply, to grant, to adopt (a policy, etc.), to take (advice, etc.), to listen to, to pay attention to, to include, to pay (one's rent, etc.), to cast (a vote), to make (tea, coffee, etc.), to turn on (a switch, etc.), to send (a fax), to call
  • 入る 【はいる】 to enter, to come in, to go in, to get in, to arrive, to join (a club, company, etc.), to enter (a university, the army, etc.), to enroll (in), to go into (e.g. politics), to get into, to be contained (in), to be included (in), to be inside (e.g. a box), to come under (a heading), to belong (in a category), to (be able to) fit (in a container, building, etc.), to be (able to be) held, to be (able to be) accommodated, to be introduced, to be brought in, to be installed, to be received, to be obtained, to be scored (of points), to be won (of votes), to turn on, to start functioning, to start working, to enter (a month, season, etc.), to reach (e.g. a climax), to get to (e.g. the main topic), to enter into (e.g. negotiations), to start (doing), to begin, to form (of a crack, fissure, etc.), to develop, to be put in (of effort, spirit, feeling, etc.), to be applied (e.g. of strength), to be ready (of tea, coffee, etc.), to be made, to enter the body (of alcohol), to become drunk


Japanese names:
いり、 いる、 に、 の、 りり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • entrar
  • insertar
  • admitir
  • introducir
  • meter


  • entrar
  • inserir


  • entrer
  • insérer
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