9 strokes
rin, 1/10 sen, 1/10 bu
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1835 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 厘 【リン】 one-hundredth, 0.3 mm (one-hundredth of a sun), 0.1 percent (one-hundredth of a wari), 0.0375 grams (one-hundredth of a monme), rin (monetary unit; 0.001 yen)
  • 厘毛 【リンモウ】 farthing, trifle
  • 毫釐 【ゴウリ】 very small quantity
  • 九分九厘 【クブクリン】 almost certainly, in all probability, ten to one, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, near-completeness, near-perfection, ninety-nine percent (finished, etc.)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ri, jeon


  • antigua unidad de longitud y de peso
  • antigua moneda


  • Antiga unidade
  • milésimo de yen
  • 0
  • 3 milímetros


  • un petit peu
  • fifrelin
  • 1/10 de sen = 0.001 yen
  • 1/10 de bu = 0.303 cm
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1230 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
823 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1820 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1117 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1900 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2076 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1910 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
259 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3727 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1906 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2589 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
180 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2946 Morohashi
3004 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
650 New Nelson (John Haig)
178 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
190 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1237 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3372 2001 Kanji
2p7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-7 SKIP code
7121.4 Four corner code
1-46-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5398 Unicode hex code