4 strokes
wrap, embrace
fragrant, stink, glow, insinuate, (kokuji)
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
2213 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

Kun reading compounds

  • 匂う 【におう】 to be fragrant, to smell (good), to stink, to smell (bad), to glow, to be bright, to smack of, to show hints of
  • 匂い 【におい】 odour, odor, scent, smell, stench, aura, whiff, smacks of ..., sense, flavour, flavor
  • 匂い油 【においあぶら】 perfumed hair oil
  • 匂わせる 【におわせる】 to give off (a smell, scent, aroma), to smell of, to perfume (a room, etc.), to hint at, to suggest, to insinuate


Japanese names:
おり、 こう、 さぎ


  • oler
  • fragante
  • oloroso
  • brillante



  • parfum
  • puanteur
  • éclat
  • suggérer
  • insinuer
  • (kokuji)
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3-2-2 SKIP code
2772.0 Four corner code
1-38-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5302 Unicode hex code