8 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
arrest, seize, concerned, adhere to, despite
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1336 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 拘束 【コウソク】 restriction, restraint, binding, constraint
  • 拘禁 【コウキン】 detention, custody, confinement, internment

Kun reading compounds

  • 関わる 【かかわる】 to be affected, to be influenced, to be concerned with, to have to do with, to stick to (opinions)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • arrestar
  • agarrar
  • coger
  • adherir
  • afectar


  • prisão
  • prender
  • interessada
  • aderir
  • desgosto


  • arrestation
  • saisir
  • adhérer
  • être concerné
  • malgré
1249 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1611 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1881 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1448 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1350 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1800 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1938 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1469 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
873 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
367 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
230 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
274 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
661 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11963 Morohashi
310 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2123 New Nelson (John Haig)
654 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
706 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1179 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1349 2001 Kanji
3c5.28 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
5702.0 Four corner code
1-25-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
62d8 Unicode hex code