7 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
confront, resist, defy, oppose
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
666 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 抗 【コウ】 anti-
  • 抗菌 【コウキン】 antibacterial, antimicrobial
  • 拮抗 【キッコウ】 rivalry (between two equally strong sides), struggle for supremacy, competing (with), vying (with), contending (with), being an equal match (for)
  • 無抵抗 【ムテイコウ】 nonresistance

Kun reading compounds

  • 抗う 【あらがう】 to go against, to fight against, to oppose, to resist, to deny


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • enfrentarse
  • resistir
  • desafiar
  • oponerse


  • confrontar
  • resistir
  • desafiar
  • opor


  • s'opposer à
  • confrontation
  • résister
  • contester
  • nier (évidence)
  • anti-
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784 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1852 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1320 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1340 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
824 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
843 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
747 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
858 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
296 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
188 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
224 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
655 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11889 Morohashi
252 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2091 New Nelson (John Haig)
648 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
700 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1125 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1357 2001 Kanji
3c4.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
5001.7 Four corner code
1-25-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6297 Unicode hex code