12 strokes
report, news, reward, retribution
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
167 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 報 【ホウ】 information, news, report, reward, retribution
  • 報告 【ホウコク】 report, information
  • 会報 【カイホウ】 bulletin (issued by a society), report, newsletter
  • 注意報 【チュウイホウ】 warning (e.g. for a storm), advisory

Kun reading compounds

  • 報いる 【むくいる】 to reward, to recompense, to repay, to retaliate, to get revenge


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bo, bu


  • informar
  • recompensar
  • responder
  • compensar
  • reembolsar


  • relatório
  • notícias
  • recompensa
  • retribuição


  • rapport
  • information
  • faire savoir
  • récompense
  • rétribution
717 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
810 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
789 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
306 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1114 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
295 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
436 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1667 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
685 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
698 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
891 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
352 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2133 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1115 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1515 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1521 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5275 Morohashi
1698 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1059 New Nelson (John Haig)
1507 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1625 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
310 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
767 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1467 2001 Kanji
3b9.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-4 SKIP code
4744.7 Four corner code
1-42-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5831 Unicode hex code