9 strokes
woman, female
intimidate, dignity, majesty, menace, threaten
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1103 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 威 【イ】 power, authority, might, influence, dignity, majesty
  • 威嚇 【イカク】 threat, intimidation, menace
  • 球威 【キュウイ】 (pitcher's) stuff
  • 国威 【コクイ】 national prestige

Kun reading compounds

  • 脅す 【おどす】 to threaten, to menace, to frighten (into doing)
  • 縅 【おどし】 leather strap binding the plates of traditional Japanese armor (armour)
  • 脅し 【おどし】 threat, bird-scaring device (scarecrow, gun, etc.)
  • 脅かす 【おどかす】 to threaten, to menace, to intimidate, to startle, to frighten, to scare


Japanese names:
いさ、 たけ、 たけし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • dignidad
  • majestad
  • amenazar
  • intimidar
  • fuerza


  • intimidar
  • dignidade
  • majestade
  • ameaça
  • ameaçar


  • intimidant
  • dignité
  • majesté
  • menacer
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