16 strokes
fire 火 (灬)
burn, blaze, glow
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
948 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 燃費 【ネンピ】 fuel consumption, gas mileage
  • 燃焼 【ネンショウ】 burning, combustion
  • 不燃 【フネン】 incombustibility
  • 可燃 【カネン】 inflammable, flammable, combustible, burnable

Kun reading compounds

  • 燃える 【もえる】 to burn, to get fired up
  • 燃えるゴミ 【もえるゴミ】 burnable garbage, burnable waste
  • 燃やす 【もやす】 to burn, to burn with (emotion, feeling), to be fired up
  • 燃やす 【もやす】 to burn, to burn with (emotion, feeling), to be fired up


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • quemar
  • quemarse
  • arder


  • queimadura
  • chama
  • ardor


  • brûler
  • flamber
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721 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
652 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
663 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
870 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1271 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1375 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
739 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
995 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
249 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19394 Morohashi
1081 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3490 New Nelson (John Haig)
510 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
549 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
816 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1140 2001 Kanji
4d12.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-12 SKIP code
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9383.3 Four corner code
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