8 strokes
plank, board, plate, stage
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
926 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 版画 【ハンガ】 woodcut, woodblock print, art print
  • 板門店 【パンムンジョム】 Panmunjon (Korea), Joint Security Area (Korean Demilitarized Zone)
  • 合板 【ゴウハン】 veneer board, plywood, joint publication
  • 鋼板 【コウハン】 steel sheet, steel plate
  • 板状 【バンジョウ】 board-shaped, plank-shaped, sheet-shaped
  • 版木 【ハンギ】 (printing) block, woodcut
  • 鋼板 【コウハン】 steel sheet, steel plate
  • 降板 【コウバン】 leaving the mound, being knocked out, resignation, stepping down, withdrawing

Kun reading compounds

  • 板 【いた】 board, plank, sheet (of metal), plate (of glass), pane, slab, cutting board, chopping board, chef (esp. of high-end Japanese cuisine), cook, stage (i.e. at a theatre)
  • 板につく 【いたにつく】 to get used to, to become accustomed to, to be at home (on the stage)
  • まな板 【まないた】 chopping board, cutting board, flat chest, tiny breasts
  • 厚板 【あついた】 plank, thick board, plate glass, heavy metal sheet (esp. welding), heavy brocaded obi


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • tabla
  • tablero
  • placa


  • prancha
  • junta
  • prato
  • estágio


  • planche
  • plaque
  • panneau
  • stade
305 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
395 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
373 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
709 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2213 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
468 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
623 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
632 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1047 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1090 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
987 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1079 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1067 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
575 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
762 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
732 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14518 Morohashi
858 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2595 New Nelson (John Haig)
724 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
781 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
310 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1867 2001 Kanji
4a4.21 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
4194.7 Four corner code
1-40-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
677f Unicode hex code