6 strokes
pig snout 彐 (彑)
hit, right, appropriate, himself
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
91 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 当 【トウ】 this, our, the ... in question, the said ..., right, justice, fairness
  • 当確 【トウカク】 projected to win, sure to be elected, home free
  • 順当 【ジュントウ】 proper, right, reasonable
  • 過当 【カトウ】 excessive, exorbitant

Kun reading compounds

  • 当たる 【あたる】 to be hit, to strike, to touch, to be in contact, to be affixed, to be equivalent to, to be applicable, to apply to, to be right on the money (of a prediction, criticism, etc.), to be selected (in a lottery, etc.), to win, to be successful, to go well, to be a hit, to face, to confront, to lie (in the direction of), to undertake, to be assigned, to be stricken (by food poisoning, heat, etc.), to be afflicted, to be called on (e.g. by a teacher), to treat (esp. harshly), to lash out at, to be unnecessary, to be hitting well, to be on a hitting streak, to feel a bite (in fishing), (of fruit, etc.) to be bruised, to spoil, to feel (something) out, to probe into, to check (i.e. by comparison), to shave, to be a relative of a person, to be a ... in relation to ..., to stand in a relationship
  • 当たるも八卦当たらぬも八卦 【あたるもはっけあたらぬもはっけ】 a prediction may or may not come true, only god knows what will happen
  • 当たり 【あたり】 hit, success, guess, prediction, affability, friendliness, sensation, touch, bruise (on fruit), situation in which a stone or chain of stones may be captured on the next move, bite (of a fish on a hook), strike, per, each
  • 当たり前 【あたりまえ】 natural, reasonable, obvious, usual, common, ordinary, commonplace, the norm
  • 当てる 【あてる】 to hit, to expose, to apply (e.g. patch), to put on, to put against, to hold on, to hold against, to allot, to call on someone (e.g. in class), to guess (an answer), to make a hit (e.g. in a lottery)
  • 当て 【あて】 aim, object, purpose, end, expectations, prospects, hopes, something that can be relied upon, snack served with alcoholic drink, pad, guard, blow, strike, addressed to, per
  • 当てる 【あてる】 to hit, to expose, to apply (e.g. patch), to put on, to put against, to hold on, to hold against, to allot, to call on someone (e.g. in class), to guess (an answer), to make a hit (e.g. in a lottery)
  • 引き当て 【ひきあて】 mortgage, security
  • 額当て 【ひたいあて】 (military) headband with reinforced metal plate, red headband
  • 当に 【まさに】 really (ought to), certainly (should), naturally


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dang1, dang4


  • acertar
  • realizarse
  • tocar
  • ganar
  • adivinar


  • golpear
  • direita
  • apropriada
  • ele próprio


  • frapper
  • juste
  • approprié
  • lui-même
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183 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
93 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1359 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
96 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
517 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
282 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
77 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
77 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
402 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
513 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2701 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1378 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1865 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1161 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9913 Morohashi
2177 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1706 New Nelson (John Haig)
1153 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1236 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
68 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
132 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1075 2001 Kanji
3n3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
9017.7 Four corner code
1-37-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f53 Unicode hex code