12 strokes
mouth, opening
rejoice, take pleasure in
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
769 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 喜劇 【キゲキ】 comedy, funny show
  • 喜寿 【キジュ】 77th birthday
  • 歓喜 【カンキ】 delight, great joy
  • 悲喜 【ヒキ】 joys and sorrows

Kun reading compounds

  • 喜ぶ 【よろこぶ】 to be delighted, to be glad, to be pleased, to congratulate, to gratefully accept
  • 喜ばす 【よろこばす】 to delight, to please, to make (someone) happy, to give pleasure (to)


Japanese names:
あき、 きゅ、 のぶ、 ゆき、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • alegría
  • júbilo
  • divertirse


  • Alegrar-se
  • ter prazer em


  • se réjouir
  • prendre plaisir à
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