4 strokes
compare, compete
compare, race, ratio, Philippines
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
329 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 比 【ヒ】 ratio, proportion, match, equal, equivalent, comparison, compared with ..., relative to ..., Philippines, explicit comparison (style of the Shi Jing)
  • 比較 【ヒカク】 comparison
  • 口径比 【コウケイヒ】 aperture ratio (inverse of the f-number), relative aperture
  • 正比 【セイヒ】 direct ratio

Kun reading compounds

  • 比べる 【くらべる】 to compare, to make a comparison, to compete, to vie


Japanese names:
い、 ぴっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bi3, bi4


  • comparación
  • proporción
  • relación
  • Filipinas
  • comparar


  • comparar
  • corrida
  • razão
  • Phillipines


  • comparer
  • compétition
  • proportion
  • Philippines
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798 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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276 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
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29 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1256 2001 Kanji
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1-2-2 SKIP code
1-3-2 SKIP code
2171.0 Four corner code
2111.0 Four corner code
1-40-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bd4 Unicode hex code