11 strokes
draw near, stop in, bring near, gather, collect, send, forward
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
673 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 寄港 【キコウ】 stopping at a port
  • 寄金 【キキン】 contribution, donation
  • 数寄 【スキ】 refined taste, elegant pursuits

Kun reading compounds

  • 寄る 【よる】 to approach, to draw near, to come near, to be close to, to gather (in one place), to come together, to meet, to stop by (while on one's way to another place), to drop by, to make a short visit, to grow old, to grow high (number, etc.), to grow (wrinkly), to lean against, to recline on, to push one's opponent while holding their belt, to decide on a price and come to a deal, to be swayed by (a person), to yield to
  • 寄ると触ると 【よるとさわると】 whenever they come together
  • 寄せる 【よせる】 to come near, to let someone approach, to bring near, to bring together, to collect, to gather, to deliver (opinion, news, etc.), to send (e.g. a letter), to contribute, to donate, to let someone drop by, to add (numbers), to have feelings for (love, goodwill, trust, etc.), to rely upon for a time, to depend on, to use as a pretext, to put aside, to press, to push, to force, to include, to welcome (in a group), to let in


Japanese names:
よせ、 より、 よろ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • colaborar
  • apoyarse en
  • acercarse
  • reunirse
  • arrimar
  • juntar


  • aproximar
  • juntar
  • colecionar
  • enviar
  • adiantar


  • approcher
  • s'approcher
  • faire une visite
  • collecter
  • rassembler
  • envoyer
  • faire suivre
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1361 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1445 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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486 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2856 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1473 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1983 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
196 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7203 Morohashi
2291 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1345 New Nelson (John Haig)
192 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
204 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
727 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
749 2001 Kanji
3m8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-8 SKIP code
3062.1 Four corner code
1-20-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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