4 strokes
ten, complete
noon, sign of the horse, 11AM-1PM, seventh sign of Chinese zodiac
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
154 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 午前 【ゴゼン】 morning, a.m.
  • 午後 【ゴゴ】 afternoon, p.m.
  • 端午 【タンゴ】 Boys' Day celebration (May 5), Dragon Boat Festival (China)
  • 亭午 【テイゴ】 noon

Kun reading compounds

  • 午 【うま】 the Horse (seventh sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Horse (around noon, 11am-1pm, or 12 noon-2pm), south, fifth month of the lunar calendar
  • 午年 【うまどし】 year of the Horse
  • 庚午 【かのえうま】 Metal Horse (7th term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1930, 1990, 2050)
  • 甲午 【きのえうま】 Wood Horse (31st term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1954, 2014, 2074)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • mediodía


  • meio-dia


  • midi
  • signe de la 7ème branche terrestre
  • signe du Cheval (zodiaque)
  • 11 h à 13 h
  • Sud (180°)
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122 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
110 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
98 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
162 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
140 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
27 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
112 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
49 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
49 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
28 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
241 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2478 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1254 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1720 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
575 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2703 Morohashi
1984 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
604 New Nelson (John Haig)
568 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
610 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
91 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2355 2001 Kanji
2k2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-3 SKIP code
8040.0 Four corner code
1-24-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5348 Unicode hex code