6 strokes
mouth, opening
same, agree, equal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
15 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 同 【ドウ】 the same, the said, likewise
  • 同意 【ドウイ】 agreement, consent, approval, assent, same opinion, same view, same meaning
  • 合同 【ゴウドウ】 combination, union, joining, incorporation, amalgamation, merger, fusion, combined, joint, united, shared, congruence
  • 大同 【ダイドウ】 general resemblance, being largely the same, uniting with a common goal, Daidō era (806.5.18-810.9.19)

Kun reading compounds

  • 同じ 【おなじ】 same, identical, equal, alike, equivalent, anyway, in any case, if one must ..., if one has to ..., as long as ...
  • 同じく 【おなじく】 in the same way, like, likewise, similarly


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tong2, tong4


  • mismo
  • igual
  • compañero
  • idéntico
  • similar


  • mesmo
  • concorda
  • igual


  • identique
  • similaire
  • égal
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187 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
23 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
619 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
185 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
136 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
298 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
198 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
198 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
350 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
320 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3707 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1897 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2578 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
182 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3294 Morohashi
2987 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
717 New Nelson (John Haig)
180 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
192 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
54 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
133 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3649 2001 Kanji
2r4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-4 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
1-38-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
540c Unicode hex code