10 strokes
contain, form, looks
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
264 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 形 【カタチ】 form, shape, figure, visage
  • 容易 【ヨウイ】 easy, simple, plain
  • 陣容 【ジンヨウ】 battle formation, battle array, lineup (of a team, etc.), cast, staff, team structure
  • 受容 【ジュヨウ】 reception

Kun reading compounds

  • 入れる 【いれる】 to put in, to let in, to take in, to bring in, to insert, to install (e.g. software), to set (a jewel, etc.), to ink in (e.g. tattoo), to admit, to accept, to employ, to hire, to accept, to comply, to grant, to adopt (a policy, etc.), to take (advice, etc.), to listen to, to pay attention to, to include, to pay (one's rent, etc.), to cast (a vote), to make (tea, coffee, etc.), to turn on (a switch, etc.), to send (a fax), to call


Japanese names:
かた、 ひろ、 まさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • contenido
  • figura
  • perdonar
  • fácil


  • conteúdo
  • forma
  • aparência


  • contenir
  • forme (état de santé)
  • apparence
730 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
822 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
802 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
422 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1309 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
700 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
469 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1182 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
654 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
665 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1123 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
485 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2832 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1462 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1968 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
798 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7172 Morohashi
2277 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1335 New Nelson (John Haig)
790 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
853 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
402 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
721 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
777 2001 Kanji
3m7.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
3060.8 Four corner code
1-45-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bb9 Unicode hex code