10 strokes
turban, scarf
homecoming, arrive at, lead to, result in
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
504 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 帰還 【キカン】 return (home), repatriation, feedback (in an electronic circuit, biological system, etc.)
  • 帰化 【キカ】 naturalization, naturalisation
  • 社会復帰 【シャカイフッキ】 rehabilitation (in society)
  • 回帰 【カイキ】 return (to), revolution, recurrence, regression

Kun reading compounds

  • 帰る 【かえる】 to return, to come home, to go home, to go back, to leave (of a guest, customer, etc.), to get home, to get to home plate
  • 帰す 【かえす】 to send (someone) back, to send (someone) home


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gwi, gwe


  • regreso
  • vuelta
  • retorno
  • regresar
  • volver


  • Retôrno a casa
  • chegar em
  • conduzir-se
  • resultar


  • retour à la maison
  • arriver à
  • mener à
  • aboutir à
  • renvoyer
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1582 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
263 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
163 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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317 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
317 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
134 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
562 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
148 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
98 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
113 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1238 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8930 Morohashi
130 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1564 New Nelson (John Haig)
1230 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1316 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
265 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
191 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1244 2001 Kanji
2f8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-8 SKIP code
1-1-9 SKIP code
2702.7 Four corner code
1-21-02 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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