8 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
shouldering, carry, raise, bear
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
422 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 担当者 【タントウシャ】 person in charge (of an area of work, etc.), person responsible, contact (person)
  • 担当 【タントウ】 being in charge (of an area of responsibility), being responsible (for a work role, etc.)
  • 同担 【ドウタン】 someone who supports the same member (of an idol group, etc.) as oneself
  • 自担 【ジタン】 one's favourite member of an idol group

Kun reading compounds

  • 担ぐ 【かつぐ】 to shoulder, to carry on one's shoulder, to nominate for a position, to choose as a representative, to take (someone) for a ride, to deceive, to take in, to be caught up in superstition
  • 担う 【になう】 to carry on one's shoulder, to shoulder, to bear, to bear (burden, responsibility, etc.), to take upon oneself


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dan4, dan1, dan3


  • cargar
  • transportar


  • Levar nas costas
  • carregar
  • levantar
  • transportar


  • se charger de
  • responsable
  • porter
  • soutenir
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1274 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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1050 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
877 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
376 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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675 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11941 Morohashi
318 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2121 New Nelson (John Haig)
668 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
721 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
867 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1372 2001 Kanji
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1-3-5 SKIP code
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