11 strokes
gain, get, find, earn, acquire, can, may, able to, profit, advantage, benefit
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
175 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 得 【トク】 profit, advantage, benefit, gain, rebirth in paradise, entering nirvana
  • 得意 【トクイ】 satisfaction, pride, triumph, elation, one's strong point, one's forte, one's specialty, regular customer, regular client, patron
  • 拾得 【シュウトク】 finding (lost property), picking up
  • 体得 【タイトク】 mastery, learning through experience, realization, realisation, comprehension

Kun reading compounds

  • 得る 【える】 to get, to earn, to acquire, to procure, to gain, to secure, to attain, to obtain, to win, to understand, to comprehend, to receive something undesirable (e.g. a punishment), to get (ill), to be able to ..., can ...
  • 得る 【うる】 to be able to ..., can ..., to get, to acquire, to obtain, to procure, to earn, to win, to gain, to secure, to attain
  • 得撫草 【うるっぷそう】 weaselsnout (Lagotis glauca)


Japanese names:
あつ、 てろ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
de2, de5, dei3


  • ventaja
  • beneficio
  • provecho
  • conseguir
  • obtener


  • ganho
  • obtem
  • achado
  • ganhar
  • adquirir
  • poder
  • capacidade
  • lucro
  • vantagem
  • benefício


  • obtenir
  • gain
  • gagner
  • trouver
  • acquérir
  • pouvoir
  • profit
  • avantage
  • bénéfice
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374 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
375 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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577 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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435 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
885 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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477 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1755 New Nelson (John Haig)
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1-3-8 SKIP code
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