5 strokes
fortune-telling, divining, forecasting, occupy, hold, have, get, take
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
694 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 占領 【センリョウ】 occupying, having (an area) all to oneself, military occupation, possession, capture, seizure
  • 占拠 【センキョ】 occupation (e.g. of territory), exclusive possession
  • 寡占 【カセン】 oligopoly
  • 買い手寡占 【カイテカセン】 oligopsony

Kun reading compounds

  • 占める 【しめる】 to occupy, to hold, to account for, to make up, to take up
  • 占う 【うらなう】 to tell someone's fortune, to divine (the future), to predict, to forecast


Japanese names:
うら、 しむ、 じめ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhan1, zhan4


  • adivinar
  • pronosticar
  • ocupar
  • poseer
  • tomar


  • Ler a sorte
  • advinhar
  • previsão
  • ocupar-se
  • segurar
  • manter
  • obter
  • tomar


  • bonne aventure
  • divination
  • prédiction
  • occuper
  • tenir
  • posséder
  • avoir
  • prendre
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