4 strokes
open country
circle, yen, round
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
69 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 円 【エン】 yen, Japanese monetary unit, circle
  • 円滑 【エンカツ】 smooth, undisturbed, uninterrupted, harmonious
  • 楕円 【ダエン】 ellipse
  • 同心円 【ドウシンエン】 concentric circles

Kun reading compounds

  • 丸い 【まるい】 round, circular, spherical, harmonious, calm
  • 丸 【まる】 circle, entirety, whole, full, complete, money, dough, moola, enclosure inside a castle's walls, soft-shelled turtle, suffix for ship names, suffix for names of people (esp. infants), suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc., suffix for names of dogs, horses, etc.
  • 丸い 【まるい】 round, circular, spherical, harmonious, calm
  • 黒円 【くろまる】 black spot, black dot, bull's-eye, middle dot, interpunct
  • 円居 【まどい】 small gathering, happy circle
  • 円か 【まどか】 round, tranquil, contentedly at ease
  • 円か 【まどか】 round, tranquil, contentedly at ease
  • 円やか 【まろやか】 round, circular, spherical, mellow (flavour, voice, etc.), mild, smooth


Japanese names:
つぶら、 のぶ、 まどか、 みつ


  • circular
  • redondo
  • yen


  • círculo
  • iene
  • redondo


  • cercle
  • yen
  • rond
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385 New Nelson (John Haig)
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3645 2001 Kanji
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3-2-2 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
17-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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