10 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
shake, wave, wag, swing
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
614 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 振り子 【フリコ】 pendulum
  • 振興 【シンコウ】 promotion, encouragement
  • 奪三振 【ダツサンシン】 striking a batter out
  • 不振 【フシン】 dullness, slump, stagnation, inactivity, depression

Kun reading compounds

  • 振る 【ふる】 to wave, to shake, to swing, to sprinkle, to throw (dice), to cast (actor), to allocate (work), to turn down (someone), to reject, to jilt, to dump, to abandon, to give up, to ruin, to add kana indicating a reading of a word, to slightly change headings, to change directions, to extract by broiling, to prepare an infusion of, to decoct, to carry with great vigor (e.g. a portable shrine), to bring up a topic, to lead to a topic, to replace, to substitute, to set up a joke for someone else
  • 振る舞い 【ふるまい】 behavior, behaviour, conduct, entertainment, treat, feast, banquet
  • 振れる 【ふれる】 to swing, to shake, to wave, to veer, to deflect, to lean towards
  • 振るう 【ふるう】 to swing, to wield (physically), to exert, to exercise (e.g. power, ability), to exhibit, to display, to wield (metaphorically), to flourish, to prosper, to thrive


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • sacudir
  • ondear
  • agitar
  • vibrar
  • balancear


  • agitar
  • onda
  • sacudir
  • balançar


  • secouer
  • saupoudrer
  • remuer
  • balancer
  • feindre
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954 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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892 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
515 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
316 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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2030 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12093 Morohashi
430 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2171 New Nelson (John Haig)
2011 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2167 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1338 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1365 2001 Kanji
3c7.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
5103.2 Four corner code
1-31-22 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
632f Unicode hex code