11 strokes
rap 攴 (攵)
failure, defeat, reversal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
516 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 敗 【ハイ】 loss, defeat, counter for losses
  • 敗因 【ハイイン】 cause of defeat
  • 惜敗 【セキハイ】 regrettable defeat, defeat by a narrow margin
  • 零敗 【レイハイ】 losing without scoring, shutout, whitewash, having no losses, being undefeated

Kun reading compounds

  • 敗れる 【やぶれる】 to be defeated, to be beaten, to be unsuccessful, to lose


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • fallo
  • derrota
  • fracaso
  • ser derrotado
  • ser vencido
  • fracasar


  • falha
  • derrota
  • mudança na sorte


  • défaut
  • défaite
  • revers
693 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
591 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
562 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
562 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4494 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
670 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
589 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
511 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
520 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
718 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
941 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1868 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
991 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1342 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
337 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13227 Morohashi
1476 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2343 New Nelson (John Haig)
331 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
353 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
420 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
575 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3966 2001 Kanji
7b4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
6884.0 Four corner code
1-39-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6557 Unicode hex code