6 strokes
relax, cheap, low, quiet, rested, contented, peaceful
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
144 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 安価 【アンカ】 low-priced, cheap, inexpensive, shallow (e.g. sympathy), superficial, cheap (e.g. government), link back to discussion group, bulletin board, etc. posting
  • 安易 【アンイ】 easy, simple, easygoing, lighthearted, simplistic, irresponsible, careless, quick (to do)
  • 平安 【ヘイアン】 peace, tranquility, tranquillity, Heian period (794-1185)
  • 慰安 【イアン】 solace, relaxation

Kun reading compounds

  • 安い 【やすい】 cheap, inexpensive, calm, peaceful, quiet
  • 休まる 【やすまる】 to be rested, to feel at ease, to repose, to be relieved
  • 安 【やす】 cheap, rash, thoughtless, careless, indiscreet, frivolous
  • 安上がり 【やすあがり】 cheap, economical
  • 目安 【めやす】 criterion, standard, yardstick, reference, aim, rough estimate, approximation
  • 最安 【さいやす】 cheapest, least expensive, lowest-price
  • 安らか 【やすらか】 peaceful, tranquil, calm, restful
  • 安らかにお眠りください 【やすらかにおねむりください】 rest in peace, requiescat in pace, RIP


Japanese names:
あ、 あす、 あず、 あっ、 や
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • barato
  • tranquilo
  • pacífico


  • relaxar
  • calmo
  • baixo
  • barato
  • descansado
  • pacífico
  • satisfeito


  • paisible
  • calme
  • tranquille
  • pas cher
  • reposant
  • satisfait
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1283 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
98 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
45 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
472 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
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105 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
105 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
84 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
464 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2695 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1373 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1859 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
193 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7072 Morohashi
2171 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1311 New Nelson (John Haig)
190 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
202 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
165 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
263 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
769 2001 Kanji
3m3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
3040.4 Four corner code
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