12 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
grieve, sad, deplore, regret
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
1014 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 悲 【ヒ】 karuna (compassion)
  • 悲哀 【ヒアイ】 sorrow, grief, sadness
  • 大慈大悲 【ダイジダイヒ】 great compassion and mercy
  • 無慈悲 【ムジヒ】 merciless, ruthless, pitiless, unfeeling

Kun reading compounds

  • 悲しい 【かなしい】 sad, miserable, unhappy, sorrowful, sad, lamentable, deplorable, grievous
  • 悲しいかな 【かなしいかな】 sad to say, how sad, alas
  • 悲しむ 【かなしむ】 to be sad, to mourn for, to regret
  • 悲しむべき境遇 【かなしむべききょうぐう】 pitiable condition


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • tristeza
  • compasión
  • triste
  • estar triste


  • célula de cadeia
  • enlutar
  • triste
  • deplorar
  • lamentar


  • triste
  • peine
  • déplorer
  • regret
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1650 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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2775 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1897 New Nelson (John Haig)
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