10 strokes
hiding enclosure
hide, shelter, shield
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 匿 【トク】 shelter, shield, hide
  • 匿名 【トクメイ】 anonymity, using an assumed name
  • 隠匿 【イントク】 concealment (esp. of wrongdoings or criminals), sheltering, harboring
  • 秘匿 【ヒトク】 hiding, concealment

Kun reading compounds

  • 匿う 【かくまう】 to shelter (e.g. a fugitive), to harbour, to harbor, to hide, to give refuge to


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • escondite
  • escondrijo
  • refugio


  • esconda
  • abrigo
  • escudo


  • cacher
  • abriter
  • protéger
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