7 strokes
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
judgement, judgment, signature, stamp, seal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
197 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 判 【ハン】 seal, stamp, monogram signature, judgment, judgement, size (of paper or books)
  • 判決 【ハンケツ】 judicial decision, judgement, judgment, sentence, decree
  • 自己批判 【ジコヒハン】 self-criticism
  • 誤判 【ゴハン】 misjudgement, misjudgment, erroneous judgement, miscarriage of justice
  • 判 【ハン】 seal, stamp, monogram signature, judgment, judgement, size (of paper or books)
  • 司法裁判 【シホウサイバン】 judicial trial
  • 大判 【オオバン】 large size (paper, book, etc.), ōban, large oval gold coin used in the Edo period

Kun reading compounds

  • 分かる 【わかる】 to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to see, to get, to follow, to become clear, to be known, to be discovered, to be realized, to be realised, to be found out, I know!, I think so too!


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • diferenciar
  • distinguir
  • juzgar
  • sello
  • marca
  • señal
  • sufijo para tamaño (papel)


  • julgamento
  • assinatura
  • selo
  • carimbo


  • jugement
  • signature
  • tampon
  • sceau
860 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
790 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
769 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
291 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
673 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
497 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
354 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
434 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1026 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1065 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
899 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
187 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1441 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
765 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1038 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1213 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1923 Morohashi
1122 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
465 New Nelson (John Haig)
1205 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1289 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
187 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
673 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1043 2001 Kanji
2f5.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
9250.0 Four corner code
1-40-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5224 Unicode hex code