11 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
afflicted, disease, suffer from, be ill
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
796 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 患者 【カンジャ】 patient
  • 患部 【カンブ】 affected part, diseased part, wound
  • 疾患 【シッカン】 disease, illness, disorder, condition, ailment
  • 病患 【ビョウカン】 sickness, disease

Kun reading compounds

  • 患う 【わずらう】 to be ill, to suffer from, to worry about, to be concerned about, to have trouble doing ..., to be unable to ..., to fail to ...


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • aflicción
  • ansiedad
  • enfermedad
  • sufrir de
  • estar enfermo


  • aflição
  • doença
  • sofrer de
  • estar mal


  • maladie
  • affection
  • souffrir de
  • patient
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