9 strokes
ten, complete
simple, one, single, merely
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
586 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 単 【タン】 single, simple, singles (tennis, badminton, etc.), win bet (bet which predicts the winner of a race)
  • 単位 【タンイ】 unit, denomination, credit (in school), in units of (e.g. "in thousands"), in amounts of
  • 菜単 【サイタン】 menu (at a Chinese restaurant)
  • 指定単 【シテイタン】 designated money trust

Kun reading compounds

  • 一重 【ひとえ】 one layer, single layer, monopetalous, unlined kimono, single-edged eyelid, eyelid with an epicanthic fold, upper eyelid with no fold
  • 単衣 【たんい】 unlined kimono, one kimono, a single kimono
  • 十二単 【じゅうにひとえ】 twelve-layered ceremonial kimono (worn by a court lady), ajuga (Ajuga nipponensis), bugle


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dan1, chan2
dan, seon


  • sencillo
  • uno
  • unidad
  • sólo
  • único


  • Simples
  • um
  • solteiro
  • meramente


  • simple
  • un
  • unique
  • seulement
671 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
569 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
542 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
593 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
139 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
390 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
382 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
919A Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
300 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
300 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
359 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
516 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2805 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1444 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1946 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1947 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2752 Morohashi
2256 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
620 New Nelson (John Haig)
1928 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2078 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
348 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
530 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
955 2001 Kanji
3n6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
9050.6 Four corner code
3250.6 Four corner code
1-35-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5358 Unicode hex code