10 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
shame, dishonor
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
1575 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 恥辱 【チジョク】 disgrace, shame, insult
  • 恥丘 【チキュウ】 mons pubis, mons veneris
  • 無恥 【ムチ】 shameless
  • 羞恥 【シュウチ】 shyness, bashfulness, shame

Kun reading compounds

  • 恥じる 【はじる】 to feel ashamed
  • 恥 【はじ】 shame, embarrassment, disgrace
  • 恥さらし 【はじさらし】 disgrace, shame
  • 大恥 【おおはじ】 great shame, great disgrace, harsh humiliation, deep embarrassment, unbearable loss of face
  • 死に恥 【しにはじ】 dishonor that persists after death, shame at the moment of one's death
  • 恥じらう 【はじらう】 to feel shy, to be bashful, to blush
  • 恥ずかしい 【はずかしい】 embarrassing, embarrassed, ashamed, humiliated, shy, disgraceful, shameful


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • vergüenza
  • rubor
  • deshonra
  • deshonor
  • avergonzarse
  • sonrojarse
  • avergonzado


  • vergonha
  • desonra


  • honte
  • déshonneur
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1805 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1366 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
783 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1664 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1200 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
831 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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1313 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1846 New Nelson (John Haig)
823 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
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1332 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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