7 strokes
mouth, opening
negate, no, noes, refuse, decline, deny
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
561 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 否 【ヒ】 no, the noes
  • 否決 【ヒケツ】 rejection, negation, voting down
  • 当否 【トウヒ】 propriety, right or wrong, justice
  • 採否 【サイヒ】 adoption or rejection

Kun reading compounds

  • 否 【いな】 no, nay, disagreement, objection, disapproval
  • 否む 【いなむ】 to refuse, to decline, to deny
  • 否 【いや】 no
  • 否々 【いやいや】 no!, no no!, no, not at all


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fou3, pi3
bu, bi


  • negativa
  • rechazo


  • negue
  • não
  • recusa
  • decadência
  • negar


  • non
  • nier
  • refuser
  • décliner
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1316 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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3058 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1226 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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2406 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
742 New Nelson (John Haig)
1218 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1303 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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