13 strokes
evening, sunset
dream, vision, illusion
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
943 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 夢中 【ムチュウ】 absorbed in, immersed in, crazy about, obsessed with, devoted to, forgetting oneself, daze, trance, ecstasy, delirium, within a dream, while dreaming
  • 夢想 【ムソウ】 dream, vision, reverie
  • 同床異夢 【ドウショウイム】 cohabiting but living in different worlds
  • 怪夢 【カイム】 strange dream

Kun reading compounds

  • 夢 【ゆめ】 dream
  • 夢にも 【ゆめにも】 (not) in the slightest, (not) at all
  • 初夢 【はつゆめ】 first dream of the New year (believed to foretell one's luck), dream on the night of setsubun
  • 逆夢 【さかゆめ】 a dream which is contradicted by reality
  • 夢見る 【ゆめみる】 to dream (of)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • sueño
  • visión
  • ilusión


  • sonho
  • visão
  • ilusão


  • rêve
  • vision
  • illusion
816 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1844 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
969 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4028 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1425 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
444 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1990 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
811 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
830 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
800 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
407 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2939 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1510 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2046 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
311 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5801P Morohashi
2336 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1131 New Nelson (John Haig)
305 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
327 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
783 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1960 2001 Kanji
3k10.14 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-10 SKIP code
2-8-5 SKIP code
4420.7 Four corner code
1-44-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5922 Unicode hex code