7 strokes
thumb, inch
vis-a-vis, opposite, even, equal, versus, anti-, compare
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
34 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 対 【タイ】 versus, against, vs., v., to (e.g. score of 4 to 2, ratio of 3 to 1, vote of 320 to 180), toward ..., to ..., with ..., against ..., anti-, equal footing, equal terms, opposite
  • 対案 【タイアン】 counter-proposal, counter-suggestion
  • 国対 【コクタイ】 Committee of the National Diet
  • 相対 【ソウタイ】 relativity, relative, facing (e.g. a problem), confronting
  • 対 【ツイ】 pair, couple, set, antithesis, counter for items that come in pairs, counter for sets (of clothes, small furniture, utensils, etc.)
  • 対句 【ツイク】 couplet, antithesis
  • 一対 【イッツイ】 pair, couple
  • 双対 【ソウツイ】 duality

Kun reading compounds

  • 対手 【たいしゅ】 opponent (in combat)
  • 向かう 【むかう】 to face, to go towards, to head towards


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • opuesto
  • contrario
  • por serie


  • vis-um-vis
  • contrário
  • até mesmo
  • igual
  • versus
  • anti-
  • compara


  • vis-à-vis
  • en face
  • régulier
  • égal
  • opposition
  • anti-
  • comparer
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356 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
336 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
55 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2067 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
370 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
476 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
405 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
365 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
366 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
363 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
502 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1025 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
556 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
735 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1742 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7419 Morohashi
831 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1375 New Nelson (John Haig)
1726 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1862 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
39 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
286 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
448 2001 Kanji
2j5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-3 SKIP code
0440.0 Four corner code
1-34-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bfe Unicode hex code