10 strokes
gradually, slowly, deliberately, gently
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1470 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 徐々に 【ジョジョニ】 gradually, steadily, slowly, little by little, step by step, by degrees
  • 徐行 【ジョコウ】 going slowly (esp. to enable a vehicle to stop immediately), going at a reduced speed, slowing down, reducing speed
  • 徐々 【ジョジョ】 slow, gradual, steady, calm, composed, relaxed
  • 緩徐 【カンジョ】 gentle and quiet

Kun reading compounds

  • 徐に 【おもむろに】 suddenly, abruptly, slowly, without haste, calmly, gently, deliberately


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • gradualmente
  • lentamente
  • mansamente


  • gradualmente
  • lentamente
  • deliberadamente
  • gentilmente


  • lentement
  • petit à petit
  • posément
  • doucement
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1667 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1612 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1613 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1280 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1049 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1066 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1113 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1390 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
629 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
497 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
308 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
375 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1675 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10110 Morohashi
414 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1744 New Nelson (John Haig)
1659 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1788 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1328 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2041 2001 Kanji
3i7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
2829.4 Four corner code
1-29-89 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f90 Unicode hex code