8 strokes
sun, day
easy, ready to, simple, fortune-telling, divination
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
571 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 易 【エキ】 type of cleromancy divination (described in the Book of Changes) performed with long sticks, The Book of Changes, Yijing, I Ching
  • 易学 【エキガク】 study of divination
  • 改易 【カイエキ】 change of rank
  • 加工交易 【カコウコウエキ】 processing trade (importing all or part of raw and auxiliary materials, parts, components, accessories, and packaging materials in bond from a foreign company, and re-exporting the finished products after processing or assembly for distribution and sale by that foreign company)
  • 易 【イ】 easiness
  • 易々 【イイ】 easy, simple, plain
  • 簡易 【カンイ】 simplicity, convenience, easiness, quasi-
  • 難易 【ナンイ】 (relative) difficulty

Kun reading compounds

  • 易しい 【やさしい】 easy, plain, simple
  • やさしい文章 【やさしいぶんしょう】 easy (simple) writing
  • 易い 【やすい】 easy, likely to ..., have a tendency to ..., easy to ...


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yeog, i


  • fácil
  • simple
  • cambio
  • intercambio
  • adivinación
  • sencillo


  • Fácil
  • ler a sorte
  • pronto para
  • simples
  • advinhação


  • facile
  • prêt-à-...
  • simple
  • voyance
  • divination
  • commerce
545 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
647 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
618 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
810 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2107 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
824 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
597 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
714 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
759 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
772 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
434 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
967 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3064 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1561 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2135 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1060 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13814 Morohashi
2411 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2432 New Nelson (John Haig)
1051 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1130 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
383 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
676 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3851 2001 Kanji
4c4.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-4 SKIP code
6022.7 Four corner code
1-16-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6613 Unicode hex code