7 strokes
mouth, opening
mister, you, ruler, male name suffix
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
947 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 君 【クン】 Mr, master, boy, Ms, miss, sir, madam
  • 君子 【クンシ】 man of virtue, wise man, (true) gentleman, person of high rank, the four gentlemen (plum, chrysanthemum, orchid, and bamboo)
  • 夫君 【フクン】 (another's) husband
  • 名君 【メイクン】 wise ruler, enlightened monarch, benevolent lord

Kun reading compounds

  • 君 【きみ】 you, buddy, pal, monarch, ruler, sovereign, (one's) master, he, she
  • 君が代 【きみがよ】 Imperial reign, Kimigayo (Japanese national anthem)
  • 大君 【おおきみ】 emperor, prince, princess
  • 嫁が君 【よめがきみ】 mouse


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • señor
  • don
  • tú (familiarmente)


  • rapaz
  • sufixo p/ nome


  • jeune homme
  • tu
  • suffixe de nom (-kun)
198 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
285 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
266 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
700 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
899 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
479 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
403 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
515 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
793 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
807 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1289 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
287 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3974 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2045 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2762 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1170 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3323 Morohashi
3206 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
746 New Nelson (John Haig)
1162 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1246 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
204 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
280 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3577 2001 Kanji
3d4.23 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-3 SKIP code
4-7-1 SKIP code
1760.7 Four corner code
1-23-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
541b Unicode hex code