11 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
mix, blend, confuse
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
824 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 混 【コン】 (traffic) congestion, heavy traffic
  • 混血 【コンケツ】 mixed race, mixed parentage
  • 麻混 【アサコン】 hemp blend, linen blend
  • 滾々 【コンコン】 copious (flowing)

Kun reading compounds

  • 混じる 【まじる】 to be mixed, to be blended with, to be combined, to associate with, to mingle with, to interest, to join
  • 混ざる 【まざる】 to be mixed, to be blended with, to associate with, to mingle with, to join
  • 混ぜる 【まぜる】 to mix, to stir, to blend
  • 混む 【こむ】 to be crowded, to be packed, to be congested, to be thronged (with)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hun3, hun2, hun4
hon, gon


  • mezclar
  • mezclarse
  • confundir
  • estar mezclado
  • agitar


  • misturar
  • mistura
  • confundir


  • mélanger
  • confusion
787 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
704 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
677 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
888 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2604 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
684 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
691 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
799 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
813 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
837 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1207 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
631 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
381 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
475 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
459 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17694 Morohashi
519 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3204 New Nelson (John Haig)
450 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
487 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
733 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
356 2001 Kanji
3a8.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
3611.1 Four corner code
1-26-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6df7 Unicode hex code