7 strokes
door, house 戶 (户, 戸)
re-, return, revert, resume, restore, go backwards
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
890 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 戻入 【レイニュウ】 reversal of monies, funds, commissions
  • 背戻 【ハイレイ】 disobeying, infringing, running counter to
  • 暴戻 【ボウレイ】 tyranny, atrocity, brutality

Kun reading compounds

  • 戻す 【もどす】 to put back, to return, to give back, to restore (to a previous state, e.g. defrosting, reconstituting, reconciling), to turn back (e.g. clock hand), to vomit, to throw up, to recover (of a market price)
  • 戻る 【もどる】 to turn back (e.g. half-way), to return, to go back, to recover (e.g. something lost), to be returned, to rebound, to spring back


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ryeo, ryeol


  • vuelta
  • regreso
  • devolución
  • volver
  • vomitar
  • regresar
  • devolver


  • re-
  • volta
  • reverter
  • recomeçar
  • restaurar
  • retornar


  • revenir
  • re-
  • reprendre
  • restaurer
  • rendre
  • revenir en arrière
1920 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
923 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1818 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1850 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
552 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1238 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1304 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1201 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
842 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2441 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1234 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1699 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1090 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11707X Morohashi
1942 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2051 New Nelson (John Haig)
1081 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1162 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1124 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3063 2001 Kanji
4m3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-6 SKIP code
3-4-3 SKIP code
3023.4 Four corner code
1-44-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
623b Unicode hex code