6 strokes
stamp, seal, mark, imprint, symbol, emblem, trademark, evidence, souvenir, India
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
682 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 印 【イン】 stamp, seal, chop, seal impression, seal, sealing, stamp, mark, print, mudra (symbolic hand gesture), ninja hand sign, India
  • 印鑑 【インカン】 stamp, seal
  • 消印 【ケシイン】 postmark, (postal) cancellation mark
  • 認め印 【ミトメイン】 private seal, personal seal, unregistered seal, informal seal, signet

Kun reading compounds

  • 印 【しるし】 mark, sign, symbol, emblem, badge, crest, flag, evidence, proof, token (of gratitude, affection, etc.)
  • 印半纏 【しるしばんてん】 livery coat
  • 感謝の印 【かんしゃのしるし】 token of appreciation
  • 印す 【しるす】 to leave (a mark, trace, etc.), to print, to stamp, to be a sign of, to be an omen for


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • estampa
  • sello
  • marca
  • signo
  • símbolo


  • selo
  • carimbo
  • marca
  • símbolo
  • emblema
  • marca registrada
  • evidência
  • lembrança
  • Índia


  • tampon
  • sceau
  • impression
  • empreinte
  • symbole
  • emblème
  • marque
  • preuve
  • souvenir
  • Inde
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102 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
801 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
384 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
260 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1043 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1086 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1136 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
251 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1023 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
554 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
733 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
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2848 Morohashi
828 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
630 New Nelson (John Haig)
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1530 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
462 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2644 2001 Kanji
2e4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-2 SKIP code
1-3-2 SKIP code
7772.0 Four corner code
1-16-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5370 Unicode hex code