Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 嵌合 【ハメアイ】 fitting together (e.g. nuts and bolts), fit
  • 嵌張 【カンチャン】 wait for the middle tile of a chow

Kun reading compounds

  • 嵌める 【はめる】 to insert, to put in (such that there is a snug fit), to button, to put on (something that envelops, e.g. gloves, ring), to have sex, to fuck, to pigeonhole (into a particular category), to place a ring-shaped object around something (esp. one that restricts freedom, such as handcuffs), to entrap, to set someone up (e.g. frame them for a crime, etc.)
  • 嵌まる 【はまる】 to fit, to get into, to go into, to be fitted with (e.g. door with a window), to be fit for (a job, etc.), to be suited for, to satisfy (conditions), to fall into, to plunge into, to get stuck, to get caught, to be deceived, to be taken in, to fall into a trap, to be addicted to, to be deep into, to be crazy about, to be stuck on


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qian4, qian1




1432 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2897 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
8279 Morohashi
2313 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1497 New Nelson (John Haig)
2229 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2337 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3o9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-9 SKIP code
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2278.2 Four corner code
1-54-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5d4c Unicode hex code