10 strokes
death, decay 歹 (歺)
remainder, leftover, balance
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
380 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 残 【ザン】 remaining, left-over, excess
  • 残虐 【ザンギャク】 cruel, brutal, savage, barbarous
  • 敗残 【ハイザン】 survival after defeat, decline (of a person, business, etc.), ruin
  • 遺残 【イザン】 persistence, vestigial remnant

Kun reading compounds

  • 残る 【のこる】 to remain, to be left
  • 残す 【のこす】 to leave (behind), to leave (undone), to not finish, to save, to set aside, to reserve, to leave (to someone, esp. after one's death), to bequeath, to stay (in the ring), to hold on
  • 残り 【のこり】 remnant, residue, remaining, left-over
  • 残り惜しい 【のこりおしい】 regrettable, reluctant


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • resto
  • balance
  • quedar
  • dejar


  • restante
  • restos
  • balança


  • reste
  • solde (compte)
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