6 strokes
exhaust, use up, run out of, deplete, befriend, serve
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1234 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 尽 【ジン】 last day (of the month)
  • 尽力 【ジンリョク】 efforts, exertion, endeavour, assistance, services
  • 理不尽 【リフジン】 unreasonable, irrational, outrageous, absurd
  • 縦横無尽 【ジュウオウムジン】 freely, right and left, as one pleases

Kun reading compounds

  • 尽きる 【つきる】 to be used up, to be run out, to be exhausted, to be consumed, to come to an end
  • 尽くす 【つくす】 to use up, to exhaust, to run out of, to devote oneself (to), to do one's utmost (for), to serve, to work (for a cause), to do to exhaustion, to do completely, to do fully
  • 尽かす 【つかす】 to use completely, to use up, to exhaust, to exhaust someone's civility, to give up (on someone)
  • 悉く 【ことごとく】 altogether, entirely


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jin3, jin4


  • agotar
  • acabar
  • gastar
  • cumplir
  • esforzarse


  • acabar
  • exaurir
  • terminar
  • faz amizade com
  • servir (alguem)


  • épuiser
  • arriver au bout
  • être à court de
  • être dégoûté
  • prendre en amitié
  • servir
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