12 strokes
short, tiny
how many, how much, how far, how long, some, several
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
1725 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 幾何学 【キカガク】 geometry
  • 幾何 【キカ】 geometry
  • 庶幾 【ショキ】 desire, hope
  • 丁幾 【チンキ】 tincture

Kun reading compounds

  • 幾つ 【いくつ】 how many, how old
  • 幾つか 【いくつか】 (a) few, some, several
  • 幾ら 【いくら】 how much, something over, and something, -odd, however (much), no matter how
  • 幾らか 【いくらか】 some, (a) little, somewhat, to some extent, in part


Japanese names:
い、 く
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji3, ji1


  • cuántos
  • algunos


  • quantos
  • quanto
  • quão longe
  • quanto tempo


  • combien
  • quel
  • quelques
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877 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
897 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
408 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
580 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4403 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2229 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2999 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1393 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9208 Morohashi
3582 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1601 New Nelson (John Haig)
1381 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1481 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
464 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1526 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2759 2001 Kanji
4n8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
4-12-4 SKIP code
2245.3 Four corner code
2225.3 Four corner code
1-20-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e7e Unicode hex code