13 strokes
woman, female
dislike, detest, hate
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1207 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 嫌気 【イヤキ】 dislike, disgust, disinclination, tired of
  • 嫌悪 【ケンオ】 disgust, hate, repugnance, loathing
  • 酒機嫌 【サカキゲン】 one's mood when drinking alcohol
  • 屠蘇機嫌 【トソキゲン】 feeling a little drunk with the New Year's sake

Kun reading compounds

  • 嫌う 【きらう】 to hate, to dislike, to loathe
  • 嫌い 【きらい】 disliked, hated, disagreeable, tendency, smack (of), touch (of), distinction, discrimination
  • 嫌いがある 【きらいがある】 to have a tendency to, to be liable to, to have a touch of, to have a smack of
  • 嫌 【いや】 disliking, not wanting, unwilling (to do), reluctant, unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, horrible, disgusting, undesirable, unwelcome, no!, quit it!, stop!
  • 嫌がらせ 【いやがらせ】 harassment, pestering


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • antipatía
  • aversión
  • obediencia
  • detestar
  • odiar
  • aborrecer


  • desgostar
  • detestar
  • odiar


  • aversion
  • détester
  • haïr
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