9 strokes
short, tiny
seclude, confine to a room, deep, profound, secluded, faint, dark, tranquil, calm
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1996 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 幽霊 【ユウレイ】 ghost, specter, spectre, apparition, phantom
  • 憂鬱 【ユウウツ】 depression, melancholy, dejection, gloom, despondency
  • 幽々 【ユウユウ】 deep, dark
  • 帰幽 【キユウ】 death

Kun reading compounds

  • 微か 【かすか】 faint, dim, weak, slight, vague, indistinct, hazy, poor, wretched, meagre, meager, scanty


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • profundo
  • recluir
  • confinar
  • el más allá


  • isolar
  • confina para um quarto


  • isoler
  • confiné
  • profond
  • obscur
  • isolé
  • faible
  • sombre
  • tranquille
  • calme
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1876 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
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1735 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1256 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2251 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1228 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1292 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1820 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
579 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3731 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1909 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2592 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1392 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9205 Morohashi
3008 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1600 New Nelson (John Haig)
1380 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1480 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1251 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1276 2001 Kanji
3o6.6 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-7 SKIP code
2277.0 Four corner code
1-45-09 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e7d Unicode hex code