3 strokes
right hand
reach out, exert, exercise, cause
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
544 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 及第 【キュウダイ】 passing (an examination), making the grade
  • 及第点 【キュウダイテン】 passing mark
  • 波及 【ハキュウ】 spread, extension, influence, aftereffect, ripple
  • 責任追及 【セキニンツイキュウ】 pursuing liability, finding out who is at fault, trying to pin the blame on someone

Kun reading compounds

  • 及ぶ 【およぶ】 to reach, to amount to, to befall, to happen to, to extend, to go on (for, until), to be up to the task, to come up to, to compare with, to be a match (for), to commit (a crime), to require (to do)
  • 及び 【および】 and, as well as
  • 及び腰 【およびごし】 bent back, indecisive attitude, timidity, lack of nerve
  • 及び 【および】 and, as well as
  • 及び腰 【およびごし】 bent back, indecisive attitude, timidity, lack of nerve
  • 及ぼす 【およぼす】 to exert (influence), to exercise, to cause (e.g. damage), to do (e.g. harm), to bring about (e.g. benefits), to extend, to have an effect (on)


Japanese names:
おい、 の
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • alcanzar
  • llegar a
  • y
  • tocar
  • extenderse
  • causar


  • alcance fora
  • exerce
  • exercício


  • allonger
  • tendre le bras
  • exercice
  • s'étendre
  • causer
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