8 strokes
reside, to be, exist, live with
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
836 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 居 【キョ】 residence
  • 居室 【キョシツ】 living room
  • 入居 【ニュウキョ】 moving into (house)
  • 住居 【ジュウキョ】 dwelling, house, residence, address
  • 居士 【コジ】 grhapati (layman; sometimes used as a posthumous suffix), private-sector scholar

Kun reading compounds

  • 居る 【いる】 to be (of animate objects), to exist, to stay, to be ...-ing, to have been ...-ing
  • 居留守 【いるす】 pretending to be out
  • 居る 【おる】 to be (animate), to be, to exist, to be ..ing, to (have the audacity to) do


Japanese names:
おき、 ぐ、 すえ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ju1, ji1
geo, gi


  • sentarse
  • residir
  • vivir con
  • ser [nk]
  • existir


  • residir
  • existir
  • viver com


  • se trouver
  • résider
  • être
  • exister
  • vivre avec
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