10 strokes
sun, day
time, hour
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
16 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 時 【ジ】 hour, o'clock, (specified) time, when ..., during ...
  • 時価 【ジカ】 current value, price, market value
  • 零時 【レイジ】 twelve o'clock, midnight, noon
  • 平時 【ヘイジ】 peacetime, time of peace, ordinary times, normal times

Kun reading compounds

  • 時 【とき】 time, hour, moment, occasion, case, chance, opportunity, season, the times, the age, the day, tense
  • 時折 【ときおり】 sometimes, at intervals, occasionally, on occasion, from time to time
  • 切り替え時 【きりかえとき】 time to switch over, response time
  • 逢魔が時 【おうまがとき】 twilight (traditionally regarded as a time when accidents and disasters are frequent)


Japanese names:
と、 とぎ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • tiempo
  • hora
  • ocasión


  • tempo
  • hora


  • temps
  • heure
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