15 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
consolation, amusement, seduce, cheer, make sport of, comfort, console
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1158 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 慰謝 【イシャ】 consolation
  • 慰安 【イアン】 solace, relaxation
  • 弔慰 【チョウイ】 condolence, sympathy
  • 自慰 【ジイ】 masturbation, onanism, self-consolation

Kun reading compounds

  • 慰める 【なぐさめる】 to comfort, to console, to amuse
  • 慰む 【なぐさむ】 to feel comforted, to be in good spirits, to feel better, to forget one's worries, to trifle with, to fool around with


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • consolar
  • confortar
  • aliviar
  • alegrar


  • consolo
  • divertimento
  • sedução
  • torce
  • levar na esportiva
  • conforto
  • consolar


  • réconforter
  • divertissement
  • séduire
  • consoler
  • remonter
  • s'amuser de
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