15 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
jubilation, congratulate, rejoice, be happy
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1300 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 慶事 【ケイジ】 happy event, auspicious event, matter for congratulation
  • 慶祝 【ケイシュク】 congratulation, celebration
  • 弁慶 【ベンケイ】 strong person, person putting on a brave front, bamboo tube with holes drilled in it (used as a stand for kitchen utensils, fans, etc.), checks, plaid, checked pattern
  • 大慶 【タイケイ】 great joy

Kun reading compounds

  • 喜び 【よろこび】 joy, delight, rapture, pleasure, gratification, rejoicing, congratulations, felicitations
  • 喜び事 【よろこびごと】 auspicious event, celebration


Japanese names:
き、 きよん、 け、 みち、 む、 やす、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gyeong, gang


  • júbilo
  • felicidad
  • diversión
  • regocijo


  • júbilo
  • congratular
  • regozijar-se
  • estar feliz


  • jubiler
  • se réjouir
  • féliciter
  • être heureux
1204 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
962 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1539 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1033 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1318 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2425 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1632 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1742 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1732 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
799 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3936 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2029 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2739 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2020 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11145 Morohashi
3173 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1967 New Nelson (John Haig)
2001 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2157 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1762 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
567 2001 Kanji
3q12.8 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-12 SKIP code
0024.7 Four corner code
1-23-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6176 Unicode hex code