15 strokes
sun, day
temporarily, a while, moment, long time
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1112 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 暫定 【ザンテイ】 provisional, temporary, tentative
  • 暫且 【ザンショ】 short while

Kun reading compounds

  • 暫く 【しばらく】 for a moment, for a minute, for a while, for some time, for the time being, for now, it's been a long time, long time no see
  • 暫くして 【しばらくして】 after a short time, presently


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zan4, zhan4


  • por poco tiempo
  • un rato
  • un momento


  • temporariamente
  • por enquanto
  • momento
  • tempo longo


  • un certain temps
  • temporaire
  • un moment
  • depuis longtemps
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