13 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
portable, carry (in hand), armed with, bring along
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1017 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 携帯 【ケイタイ】 carrying (on one's person or in the hand), mobile phone, cell phone
  • 携帯ストラップ 【ケイタイストラップ】 straps for mobile phone
  • 連携 【レンケイ】 cooperation, coordination, link, integration
  • 戦略的提携 【センリャクテキテイケイ】 strategic partnership

Kun reading compounds

  • 携える 【たずさえる】 to carry in one's hand, to carry with one, to have on one's person, to bear, to take along (someone), to take (someone) with one, to be accompanied by
  • 携わる 【たずさわる】 to engage in, to participate in, to take part in, to be involved in


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • portátil
  • llevar en mano


  • portátil
  • carregar (na mão)
  • armado com
  • trazer consigo


  • portatif
  • porter en main
  • armé (d'un ..)
  • amener
1202 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1284 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1977 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1666 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1376 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1686 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1801 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1486 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
919 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
796 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
465 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
593 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
694 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12529 Morohashi
648 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2253 New Nelson (John Haig)
687 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
742 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1628 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1345 2001 Kanji
3c10.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-10 SKIP code
1-3-11 SKIP code
5002.7 Four corner code
1-23-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
643a Unicode hex code