8 strokes
determine, fix, establish, decide
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
48 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 定価 【テイカ】 list price, regular price, established price
  • 定員 【テイイン】 fixed number (of people), prescribed number (of regular personnel, students, etc.), quota, numerical limit, complement, capacity (of a bus, boat, theatre, etc.), seating capacity
  • 裁定 【サイテイ】 decision, ruling, award, arbitration
  • 改定 【カイテイ】 revision (of a rule, price, etc.), alteration, change
  • 定 【ジョウ】 certainty, reality, actuality, regular, permanent, samadhi (state of intense concentration achieved through meditation)
  • 定住 【テイジュウ】 settlement, permanent residency
  • 不定 【フジョウ】 uncertainty, insecurity, inconstancy, indefinite, undecided
  • 改定 【カイテイ】 revision (of a rule, price, etc.), alteration, change

Kun reading compounds

  • 定める 【さだめる】 to decide, to determine, to establish, to lay down, to prescribe, to provide, to stipulate, to bring peace (to), to make peaceful
  • 定まる 【さだまる】 to become settled, to be fixed
  • 定か 【さだか】 definite, sure


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • determinar
  • establecer
  • decidir


  • determinar
  • fixar
  • estabelecer
  • decidir


  • déterminé
  • fixé
  • établi
  • décidé
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