12 strokes
mouth, opening
camp, perform, build, conduct (business)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
303 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 営業所 【エイギョウショ】 business office, place of business
  • 営業 【エイギョウ】 business, trade, operations, sales
  • 国営 【コクエイ】 government management, state management
  • 公営 【コウエイ】 public management

Kun reading compounds

  • 営む 【いとなむ】 to run (a business), to operate, to conduct, to practice (law, medicine, etc.), to carry out, to perform, to lead (a life), to hold (a Buddhist or Shinto ceremony)
  • 営み 【いとなみ】 activity, action, performance, execution, occupation, business, work, sexual intercourse, sex, preparations


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • negocio
  • campamento
  • dirigir un negocio


  • ocupação
  • acampamento
  • desempenhar
  • construção
  • conduta (negócios)


  • travail
  • camp
  • exécuter
  • construire
  • diriger
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616 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
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780 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
418 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1751 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
722 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
735 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
930 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
518 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3216 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1667 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2257 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1043 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4025 Morohashi
2603 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
857 New Nelson (John Haig)
1034 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1111 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
388 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
749 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
977 2001 Kanji
3n9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-7 SKIP code
2-3-9 SKIP code
3260.6 Four corner code
9060.6 Four corner code
1-17-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
55b6 Unicode hex code