15 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
prudence, thought, concern, consider, deliberate, fear
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
916 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 慮外 【リョガイ】 unexpected
  • 慮外者 【リョガイモノ】 rude person, insolent person
  • 憂慮 【ユウリョ】 anxiety, concern, fear
  • 叡慮 【エイリョ】 the emperor's pleasure

Kun reading compounds

  • 慮る 【おもんばかる】 to consider carefully, to deliberate thoroughly, to think over


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • prudencia
  • consideración
  • deliberación
  • considerar
  • deliberar


  • prudência
  • pensamento
  • assunto
  • considera
  • deliberate
  • medo


  • prudence
  • idée
  • sollicitude
  • considérer
  • délibérer
  • peur
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1316 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1384 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1472 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1377 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
801 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4050 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2057 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2789 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2015 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11132 Morohashi
3266 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1962 New Nelson (John Haig)
1996 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2151 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1764 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1258 2001 Kanji
2m13.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-11 SKIP code
3-6-9 SKIP code
2123.6 Four corner code
1-46-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
616e Unicode hex code