13 strokes
sun, day
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1371 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 暖 【ダン】 warming, warmth
  • 暖冬 【ダントウ】 mild winter, warm winter
  • 寒暖 【カンダン】 cold and heat, (degree of) temperature
  • 床暖 【ユカダン】 underfloor heating
  • 呑気 【ノンキ】 carefree, optimistic, careless, reckless, heedless, happy-go-lucky, easygoing, thoughtless
  • 暖簾 【ノレン】 (short) curtain hung at shop entrance, split curtain used to divide spaces in a house, reputation (of a store), good name, credit, goodwill

Kun reading compounds

  • 暖か 【あたたか】 warm, mild, genial
  • 暖かい 【あたたかい】 warm, mild, (pleasantly) hot, considerate, kind, genial, warm (of a colour), mellow, having enough money
  • 暖かい 【あたたかい】 warm, mild, (pleasantly) hot, considerate, kind, genial, warm (of a colour), mellow, having enough money
  • 暖かい色 【あたたかいいろ】 warm color, warm colour
  • 温まる 【あたたまる】 to warm oneself, to sun oneself, to warm up, to get warm
  • 温める 【あたためる】 to warm (up), to heat (up), to sit on (an idea, plan, etc.), to keep to oneself, to nurse, to mull over, to renew (an old friendship), to take for oneself


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nan, hweon


  • templado
  • cálido
  • caliente
  • calentar


  • caloroso


  • chaleur
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