9 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
132 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 思想 【シソウ】 thought, idea, ideology
  • 思考 【シコウ】 thought, consideration, thinking
  • 相思 【ソウシ】 mutual affection, mutual love
  • 哀思 【アイシ】 sad feeling

Kun reading compounds

  • 思う 【おもう】 to think, to consider, to believe, to reckon, to think (of doing), to plan (to do), to judge, to assess, to regard, to imagine, to suppose, to dream, to expect, to look forward to, to feel, to be (in a state of mind), to desire, to want, to recall, to remember
  • 思う存分 【おもうぞんぶん】 to one's heart's content, to one's complete satisfaction, as much as one likes, heartily, thoroughly, without restraint, to the full


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
si1, sai1


  • pensar
  • considerar


  • pensar


  • penser
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3173 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1824 New Nelson (John Haig)
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2-5-4 SKIP code
6033.0 Four corner code
1-27-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
601d Unicode hex code