7 strokes
hiding enclosure
doctor, medicine
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
437 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 医 【イ】 medicine, the healing art, healing, curing, doctor
  • 医院 【イイン】 doctor's office, doctor's surgery, clinic
  • 軍医 【グンイ】 military physician or surgeon
  • 校医 【コウイ】 school doctor

Kun reading compounds

  • 医する 【いする】 to cure, to heal
  • 薬師 【くすし】 doctor


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ye, eui


  • doctor
  • médico
  • medicina
  • curar


  • doutor
  • remédio


  • médecin
  • docteur
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