4 strokes
tree, wood
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
317 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 木刀 【ボクトウ】 wooden sword
  • 木偶 【デク】 wooden doll, wooden figure, puppet, blockhead, good-for-nothing, fool
  • 土木 【ドボク】 engineering works, civil engineering, public works
  • 名木 【メイボク】 old tree of historical interest, excellent wood, precious woods, choice wood
  • 木 【モク】 Thursday, wood (first of the five elements)
  • 木材 【モクザイ】 lumber, timber, wood
  • 水木 【スイモク】 Wednesday and Thursday
  • 火水木 【カスイモク】 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kun reading compounds

  • 木 【き】 tree, shrub, bush, wood, timber, wooden clappers (signalling the beginning or end of a performance)
  • 木々 【きぎ】 (many) trees, every tree, all kinds of trees
  • 本木 【もとき】 original stock
  • 青木 【あおき】 Japanese laurel (Aucuba japonica), spotted laurel, lush, green tree


Japanese names:
ぐ、 も、 もと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mog, mo


  • árbol
  • madera


  • árvore
  • madeira


  • arbre
  • bois (matière)
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