6 strokes
mouth, opening
shout, exclaim, yell
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1426 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 叫喚 【キョウカン】 shout, scream
  • 叫号 【キョウゴウ】 crying aloud
  • 哀叫 【アイキョウ】 crying loudly with sadness
  • 大絶叫 【ダイゼッキョウ】 loud scream, screaming at the top of one's lungs

Kun reading compounds

  • 叫ぶ 【さけぶ】 to shout, to cry, to scream, to shriek, to yell, to exclaim, to clamor (for or against), to clamour (for or against)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • grito
  • exclamar
  • gritar


  • grito
  • exclamar
  • gritar


  • crier
  • hurler
  • s'exclamer
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1252 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1321 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1291 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
297 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
233 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
149 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
178 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1522 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3240 Morohashi
201 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
708 New Nelson (John Haig)
1508 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1626 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1065 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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1-3-3 SKIP code
6200.0 Four corner code
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1-22-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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