4 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
heart, mind, spirit, heart radical (no. 61)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
157 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 心 【シン】 heart, mind, spirit, vitality, inner strength, bottom of one's heart, core (of one's character), nature, centre, center, core, heart, heart (organ), Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), friend
  • 心から 【ココロカラ】 from the bottom of one's heart, heartily, sincerely
  • 重心 【ジュウシン】 centre of gravity (center), centroid, barycenter, (one's) balance
  • 会心 【カイシン】 congeniality, satisfaction, gratification

Kun reading compounds

  • 心 【こころ】 mind, heart, spirit, the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.)
  • 心意気 【こころいき】 spirit, determination, pluck, mettle
  • 我が心 【わがこころ】 my heart
  • 静心 【しずごころ】 calm mind, placid temperament


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • corazón
  • centro


  • coração
  • mente
  • espírito


  • coeur
  • esprit
  • radical coeur (no. 61)
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