9 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
hurry, emergency, sudden, steep
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
309 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 急 【キュウ】 sudden, abrupt, unexpected, urgent, pressing, steep, sharp, precipitous, rapid, swift, fast, emergency, crisis, danger, urgency, hurrying, haste, (in gagaku or noh) end of a song
  • 急行 【キュウコウ】 hurrying (to somewhere), rushing, hastening, express (train)
  • 準急 【ジュンキュウ】 semi-express train, local express train, sub-express train
  • 快急 【カイキュウ】 rapid express (train)

Kun reading compounds

  • 急ぐ 【いそぐ】 to hurry, to rush, to hasten, to make something happen sooner
  • 急ぎ 【いそぎ】 haste, hurry, expedition, speed, dispatch
  • 急ぎ足 【いそぎあし】 fast pace, quick pace
  • 急く 【せく】 to hurry, to rush


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • prisa
  • urgencia
  • apresurarse
  • darse prisa


  • apressar
  • emergência
  • repentina


  • urgence
  • se dépêcher
  • soudain
  • raide
  • abrupt
  • aigu
186 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
272 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
254 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
275 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1667 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
330 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
174 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
303 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
303 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
260 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
775 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2595 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1328 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1800 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1155 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10475X Morohashi
2092 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1823 New Nelson (John Haig)
1146 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1229 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
322 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2558 2001 Kanji
2n7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
2733.7 Four corner code
1-21-62 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6025 Unicode hex code