6 strokes
moon, month
possess, have, exist, happen, occur, approx
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
282 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 有 【ユウ】 existence, possession, having, limited company
  • 有名 【ユウメイ】 famous, fame
  • 私有 【シユウ】 private ownership
  • 国有 【コクユウ】 national ownership, state ownership, government ownership
  • 有 【ウ】 bhava (becoming, existence)
  • 有無 【ウム】 existence or nonexistence, presence or absence, consent or refusal, yes or no
  • 私有 【シユウ】 private ownership
  • 国有 【コクユウ】 national ownership, state ownership, government ownership

Kun reading compounds

  • 有る 【ある】 to be, to exist, to live, to have, to be located, to be equipped with, to happen, to come about
  • ある限り 【あるかぎり】 all (there is), as long as there is


Japanese names:
あ、 あら、 あり、 ある、 くに、 なお、 ゆ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
you3, you4


  • existir
  • poseer
  • tener
  • ser


  • possuir
  • ter
  • existir
  • acontecer
  • ocorrer
  • aproximadamente
  • haver


  • posséder
  • avoir
  • être
  • arriver (se passer)
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3727 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
267 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
193 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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265 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
265 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
347 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1003 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3703 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1895 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2576 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
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2983 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4756 New Nelson (John Haig)
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83 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
245 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
273 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1446 2001 Kanji
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3-2-4 SKIP code
4022.7 Four corner code
1-45-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6709 Unicode hex code