14 strokes
sun, day
evening, twilight, season's end, livelihood, make a living, spend time
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
978 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 暮雨 【ボウ】 evening rain
  • 暮雲 【ボウン】 twilight clouds
  • 歳暮 【セイボ】 year-end gift, end of the year, year end
  • 朝々暮々 【チョウチョウボボ】 every morning and evening

Kun reading compounds

  • 暮れる 【くれる】 to get dark, to grow dark, to end (of a day, year, season, etc.), to come to an end, to close, to be sunk in (e.g. despair), to be lost in (e.g. thought), to be overcome with
  • 暮らす 【くらす】 to live, to get along, to spend (time)


Japanese names:
ぐらし、 ぐれ、 ぽ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • anochecer
  • vivir
  • finalizar
  • obscurecerse
  • acabar


  • meio de vida
  • ganhar a vida
  • gastar tempo


  • mener sa vie
  • vivre
  • arriver à son terme
  • coucher de soleil
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