14 strokes
outline, condition, approximation, generally
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1335 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 概 【ガイ】 appearance, look, aspect, strong spirit, mettle
  • 概算 【ガイサン】 approximation, rough estimate, ballpark figure
  • 感慨 【カンガイ】 deep emotion, strong feelings
  • 気概 【キガイ】 strong spirit, mettle, backbone, guts, fighting spirit

Kun reading compounds

  • 概ね 【おおむね】 in general, generally, mostly, roughly, largely, mainly, on the whole, by and large, gist, point, main idea


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • aproximadamente
  • generalmente
  • condición
  • situación


  • contorno
  • condição
  • aproximação
  • geralmente


  • grandes lignes
  • dans l'ensemble
  • approximation
  • en gros
  • en général
1072 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1328 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2344 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1196 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1443 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1459 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1553 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1161 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1107 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1322 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
717 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
959 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1494 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15217P Morohashi
1048 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2824 New Nelson (John Haig)
1482 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1594 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1709 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1857 2001 Kanji
4a10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-10 SKIP code
4191.4 Four corner code
1-19-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6982 Unicode hex code