9 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1870 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 挟殺 【キョウサツ】 rundown
  • 挟瞼器 【キョウケンキ】 entropion forceps

Kun reading compounds

  • 挟む 【はさむ】 to hold between (e.g. one's fingers, chopsticks), to grip (from both sides), to put between, to sandwich between, to insert, to interpose, to catch (e.g. a finger in a door), to trap, to pinch, to insert (e.g. a break into proceedings), to interpose (e.g. an objection), to interject, to throw in (e.g. a joke), to be on either side of (a road, table, etc.), to have between each other, to be across (a street, river, etc.), to harbour (feelings), to cast (e.g. doubt)
  • 挟まる 【はさまる】 to get between, to be caught in
  • 差し挟む 【さしはさむ】 to insert, to interrupt, to slip in a word, to harbor (e.g. doubts), to harbour, to entertain (e.g. a theory)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • insertar
  • interponer
  • intercalar
  • meter entre
  • unir (dos extremos)


  • Um pouco
  • entre


  • pincer
  • entre deux
1165 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1923 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
570 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1354 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1437 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1473 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
886 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
450 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
277 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
335 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1275 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
377 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2146 New Nelson (John Haig)
1267 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1357 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1258 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3c6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
5503.0 Four corner code
1-22-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
631f Unicode hex code