12 strokes
moon, month
period, time, date, term
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
117 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 期 【キ】 period, time, opportunity, chance, occasion, age, term (e.g. in office), session (e.g. of parliament), stage (e.g. of a disease), season (e.g. of a TV series)
  • 期間 【キカン】 period, term, interval
  • 周期 【シュウキ】 cycle, period
  • 当期 【トウキ】 current term (period)
  • 期 【ゴ】 time, moment, limit, time of death, last moment, midnight in red-light districts during the Edo period
  • 期日 【キジツ】 fixed date, appointed date, set date, deadline, due date
  • 一期 【イチゴ】 one's whole life, one's lifetime
  • 非業の最期 【ヒゴウノサイゴ】 unnatural death, violent death


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji1, qi1, qi2


  • período
  • plazo
  • intención
  • propósito


  • período
  • tempo
  • data
  • termo


  • période
  • temps
  • date
  • terme
183 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
269 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
251 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
119 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3785 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
619 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
614 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1671 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
449 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
456 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
690 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1008 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2139 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1120 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1520 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1781 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14378 Morohashi
1704 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4836 New Nelson (John Haig)
1765 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1902 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
247 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
394 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1946 2001 Kanji
4b8.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-4 SKIP code
4782.0 Four corner code
1-20-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
671f Unicode hex code