15 strokes
sun, day
outburst, rave, fret, force, violence, cruelty, outrage
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
692 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 暴 【ボウ】 violence, force
  • 暴挙 【ボウキョ】 violence, reckless action, (an) outrage
  • 無謀 【ムボウ】 reckless, thoughtless, rash, ill-advised, impulsive, mad (e.g. scheme)
  • 凶暴 【キョウボウ】 ferocious, brutal, atrocious, savage, barbarous
  • 暴露 【バクロ】 disclosure, exposure, revelation
  • 暴露戦術 【バクロセンジュツ】 exposure tactics, muckraking tactics

Kun reading compounds

  • 暴く 【あばく】 to disclose, to divulge, to expose, to open (a grave), to dig out
  • 暴れる 【あばれる】 to act violently, to rage, to struggle, to be riotous


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bao4, pu4
pog, po


  • violento
  • salvaje
  • exponer
  • divulgar
  • alborotar
  • encolerizarse
  • revelar


  • explosão
  • enfurecer
  • preocupação
  • força
  • violência
  • crueldade
  • escandalo


  • explosion
  • rage
  • agitation
  • force
  • violence
  • cruauté
  • outrage
  • dévoiler
871 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
814 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
793 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
821 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2157 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
833 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
607 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1014 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1052 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1043 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
982 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3138 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1609 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2194 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1819 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14137 Morohashi
2515 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2511 New Nelson (John Haig)
1801 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1941 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
812 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3842 2001 Kanji
4c11.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-11 SKIP code
2-8-7 SKIP code
6013.2 Four corner code
1-43-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66b4 Unicode hex code