7 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
1129 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 忘年会 【ボウネンカイ】 year-end party, "forget-the-year" party, bōnenkai
  • 忘我 【ボウガ】 trance, ecstasy, enthusiasm
  • 両忘 【リョウボウ】 detachment from dichotomies, detachment from objectivity and subjectivity
  • 備忘 【ビボウ】 reminder

Kun reading compounds

  • 忘れる 【わすれる】 to forget, to leave carelessly, to be forgetful of, to forget about, to forget (an article)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wang4, wang2


  • olvidar
  • dejar atrás


  • Esquecer


  • oublier
986 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
974 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1095 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
291 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1004 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
528 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1374 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1461 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
209 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
772 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2529 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1285 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1753 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
603 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10333 Morohashi
2036 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1784 New Nelson (John Haig)
596 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
640 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
855 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
458 2001 Kanji
2j5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-5 SKIP code
0033.1 Four corner code
1-43-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5fd8 Unicode hex code