6 strokes
whole, entire, all, complete, fulfill
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
75 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 全 【ゼン】 all, whole, entire, complete, total, pan-, complete (set), in total
  • 全域 【ゼンイキ】 the whole area, all areas
  • 腎不全 【ジンフゼン】 kidney failure, renal failure
  • 大全 【タイゼン】 complete collection, large collection, complete works

Kun reading compounds

  • 全く 【まったく】 really, truly, entirely, completely, wholly, perfectly, indeed, good grief
  • 全くする 【まったくする】 to accomplish, to fulfill, to carry out
  • 全て 【すべて】 everything, all, the whole, entirely, completely, wholly, all
  • すべて選択 【すべてせんたく】 select all


Japanese names:
たけ、 まさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • completo
  • total
  • enteramente
  • completamente


  • inteiro
  • todo
  • tudo
  • completar
  • preencher


  • totalité
  • entier
  • tout
  • complet
  • accomplir
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330 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
57 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
384 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
212 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
340 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
271 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
89 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
89 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
160 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
49 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2514 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1277 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1743 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
269 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1424X Morohashi
2022 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
145 New Nelson (John Haig)
263 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
281 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
70 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
272 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2872 2001 Kanji
2a4.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
8010.4 Four corner code
1-33-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5168 Unicode hex code