9 strokes
sun, day
reflect, reflection, projection
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N4
404 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 映画館 【エイガカン】 movie theatre, movie theater, cinema
  • 映画 【エイガ】 movie, film, motion picture
  • 大映 【ダイエイ】 Daiei Motion Picture Company
  • 開映 【カイエイ】 beginning of a screening (at a movie theatre), starting a screening

Kun reading compounds

  • 映る 【うつる】 to be reflected, to harmonize with (harmonise), to come out (photo), to be projected, to be displayed (on a screen)
  • 映す 【うつす】 to project, to reflect, to cast (shadow)
  • 映える 【はえる】 to shine, to glow, to look attractive, to look nice, to be set off (by)


Japanese names:
あきら、 え、 てる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • reflejo
  • reflexión
  • reflejar
  • reflejarse
  • proyectarse
  • proyectar


  • reflitir
  • reflexão
  • projeção


  • projection
  • refléter
  • réflexion
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