8 strokes
evening, sunset
night, evening
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
487 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 夜 【ヤ】 counter for nights
  • 夜間 【ヤカン】 night, nighttime
  • 同夜 【ドウヤ】 the same night, that night
  • 通夜 【ツヤ】 all-night vigil over a body, wake

Kun reading compounds

  • 夜 【よる】 evening, night, dinner
  • 夜明け 【よあけ】 dawn, daybreak
  • 毎夜 【まいよ】 every evening, every night
  • 短夜 【みじかよ】 short summer night
  • 夜 【よる】 evening, night, dinner
  • 夜ご飯 【よるごはん】 dinner, evening meal
  • 御寝 【およる】 sleep, rest
  • 銀河鉄道の夜 【ぎんがてつどうのよる】 Night on the Galactic Railroad (novel by Kenji Miyazawa), Milky Way Railroad


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • noche
  • tarde


  • noite
  • à noite


  • nuit
  • soirée
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258 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
298 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
336 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
150 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
766 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
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471 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
479 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
93 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
406 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2550 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1301 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1770 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1046 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5763 Morohashi
2056 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1129 New Nelson (John Haig)
1037 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1115 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
318 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
169 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
467 2001 Kanji
2j6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
3-4-4 SKIP code
3-3-5 SKIP code
0024.7 Four corner code
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