11 strokes
rotation, go around
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1801 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 旋律 【センリツ】 melody, tune
  • 旋風 【センプウ】 whirlwind, sensation, commotion, hullabaloo
  • 斡旋 【アッセン】 good offices, kind offices, services, influence, recommendation, mediation, intercession, conciliation, acting as a go-between
  • 凱旋 【ガイセン】 triumphant return, returning in triumph


Japanese names:
せ、 めぐり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xuan2, xuan4


  • girar
  • rotar
  • dar vueltas
  • regresar


  • rotação
  • ir de uma lado para outro


  • rotation
  • révolution
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1648 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2091 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1077 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1400 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1005 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1042 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1527 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
960 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1194 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
650 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
862 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1055 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13656 Morohashi
957 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2400 New Nelson (John Haig)
1046 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1125 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1447 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
470 2001 Kanji
4h7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
0828.1 Four corner code
1-32-91 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65cb Unicode hex code