13 strokes
fire 火 (灬)
anxiety, trouble, worry, pain, ill, annoy, nuisance, irksome
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2081 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 煩 【ハン】 trouble
  • 煩雑 【ハンザツ】 complex, intricate, complicated, confused, troublesome, vexatious, cumbersome
  • 煩悩 【ボンノウ】 worldly desires, evil passions, appetites of the flesh, klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering)
  • 煩悩具足 【ボンノウグソク】 possessing worldly desires and passions

Kun reading compounds

  • 患う 【わずらう】 to be ill, to suffer from, to worry about, to be concerned about, to have trouble doing ..., to be unable to ..., to fail to ...
  • 煩わす 【わずらわす】 to trouble, to bother, to annoy, to give trouble
  • 煩がる 【うるさがる】 to feel annoyed at
  • 煩い 【うるさい】 noisy, loud, annoying, troublesome, tiresome, persistent, importunate, fussy, finicky, picky, particular, nagging, fastidious, bossy, shut up, be quiet


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • problema
  • pega
  • preocupación
  • ansiedad
  • molestia
  • enfermedad
  • preocuparse
  • sufrir de
  • molestar
  • enfadar
  • causar problemas


  • ansiedade
  • dificuldade
  • preocupação
  • dor
  • mal
  • aborrecer
  • chateação
  • irritante


  • anxiété
  • tourment
  • souci
  • douleur
  • malade
  • ennuyeux
  • nuisance
1717 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1991 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2782 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1859 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1517 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1849 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2005 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1646 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1270 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1295 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
701 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
937 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
165 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19229 Morohashi
1022 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3454 New Nelson (John Haig)
163 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
175 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1646 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1161 2001 Kanji
4d9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-9 SKIP code
9188.6 Four corner code
1-40-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7169 Unicode hex code