13 strokes
power, force
persuade, recommend, advise, encourage, offer
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1068 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 勧奨 【カンショウ】 encouragement, stimulation
  • 勧告 【カンコク】 advice, counsel, remonstrance, recommendation

Kun reading compounds

  • 勧める 【すすめる】 to recommend (someone to do), to advise, to encourage, to urge, to recommend (a book, someone for a position, etc.), to suggest, to offer (a drink, cigarette, seat, etc.)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • persuasión
  • recomendación
  • consejo
  • persuadir
  • recomendar
  • aconsejar


  • persuadir
  • recomendar
  • aconselhar
  • emcorajar
  • oferecer


  • persuader
  • recommander
  • conseiller
  • encourager
  • offre
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