13 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
semi-, correspond to, proportionate to, conform, imitate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
425 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 準 【ジュン】 semi-, quasi-, associate
  • 準決勝 【ジュンケッショウ】 semifinal
  • 照準 【ショウジュン】 sight (e.g. of a gun), aim, alignment
  • 低水準 【テイスイジュン】 substandard, low-level

Kun reading compounds

  • 準じる 【じゅんじる】 to follow, to conform, to apply to
  • 準ずる 【じゅんずる】 to apply correspondingly, to correspond to, to be proportionate to, to conform to
  • 準える 【なぞらえる】 to pattern after, to liken to, to imitate


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jun, jeol


  • semi
  • asociado
  • norma
  • asemejar


  • semi-
  • corresponder-se
  • proporcional para
  • adaptar-se
  • imitar


  • demi-
  • correspondre à
  • proportionnel à
  • se conformer à
  • standard
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791 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
498 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
704 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2041 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
778 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
792 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
614 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1233 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3541 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1828 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2486 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
571 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17934 Morohashi
2856 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3278 New Nelson (John Haig)
564 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
606 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
778 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
355 2001 Kanji
2k11.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-11-2 SKIP code
3040.1 Four corner code
1-29-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e96 Unicode hex code