12 strokes
fire 火 (灬)
char, hurry, impatient, irritate, burn, scorch, singe
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
973 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 焦点 【ショウテン】 focus, focal point, focus (of attention, a discussion, etc.), point at issue, central point, focus
  • 焦燥 【ショウソウ】 impatience, irritation, frustration, fretfulness
  • 合焦 【ガッショウ】 being in focus, bringing into focus
  • 中焦 【チュウショウ】 middle jiao (in traditional Chinese medicine), middle burner

Kun reading compounds

  • 焦げる 【こげる】 to burn, to scorch, to char, to singe
  • 焦がす 【こがす】 to burn, to scorch, to singe, to char
  • 焦がれる 【こがれる】 to yearn for, to be in love with
  • 焦る 【あせる】 to be in a hurry, to be impatient, to be anxious (to do), to fret, to get a fright, to panic, to get flustered, to be startled
  • 焦れる 【じれる】 to get impatient, to become irritated, to fret, to chafe
  • 焦らす 【じらす】 to tease, to irritate, to tantalize, to keep (someone) in suspense


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • carbonizar
  • chamuscar
  • quemar
  • impacientarse
  • carbonizarse
  • chamuscarse
  • quemarse


  • apressar
  • impaciente
  • irritar
  • queimadura
  • assadura
  • danificar


  • carboniser
  • roussir
  • brûler
  • impatient
  • pressé
  • foyer (lentille)
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1202 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
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1036 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1385 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1278 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3444 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1771 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2412 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
564 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19119 Morohashi
2770 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3436 New Nelson (John Haig)
557 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
599 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1564 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2440 2001 Kanji
8c4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-4 SKIP code
2033.1 Four corner code
1-30-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7126 Unicode hex code