7 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
throw, discard, abandon, launch into, join, invest in, hurl, give up, sell at a loss
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
236 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 投 【トウ】 pitching ability, counter for throws (of a javelin, bowling ball, etc.), counter for casts (of a line)
  • 投票 【トウヒョウ】 voting, ballot, poll, vote
  • 好投 【コウトウ】 good (nice) pitching
  • 継投 【ケイトウ】 relieving the (starting) pitcher

Kun reading compounds

  • 投げる 【なげる】 to throw, to hurl, to fling, to toss, to cast, to give up, to abandon, to throw away, to cast (a glance, shadow, doubt, etc.)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • lanzar
  • arrojar


  • arremessar
  • descartar
  • desembaraçar
  • lançar
  • unir
  • investir
  • atirar
  • desistir
  • vender com perdas


  • jeter
  • mettre au rebut
  • abandonner
  • lancer
  • investir
  • se lancer dans
  • vendre à perte
291 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
378 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
357 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
273 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1856 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
653 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
559 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1021 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1060 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
282 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
862 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
300 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
192 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
228 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
713 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11887 Morohashi
256 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2095 New Nelson (John Haig)
706 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
762 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
287 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1368 2001 Kanji
3c4.18 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
5704.7 Four corner code
1-37-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6295 Unicode hex code