7 strokes
dog 犬 (犭)
status quo, conditions, circumstances, form, appearance
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
298 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 状 【ジョウ】 form, shape, appearance, state, condition, circumstances, letter, correspondence
  • 状況 【ジョウキョウ】 state of affairs, situation, conditions, circumstances
  • 内情 【ナイジョウ】 internal conditions, true state of affairs
  • 形状 【ケイジョウ】 shape, form


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jang, sang


  • estado
  • condición
  • circunstancias
  • situación


  • condicional
  • condições
  • circunstâncias
  • formulário
  • aparecimento


  • état des choses
  • conditions
  • circonstances
  • lettre
  • forme
  • apparence
818 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
739 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
717 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
414 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2839 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
512 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
727 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
365A Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
626 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
636 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
829 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1296 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
322 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
204 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
244 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
244 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20257 Morohashi
272 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3556 New Nelson (John Haig)
239 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
254 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
430 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
672 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1263 2001 Kanji
2b5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
3313.4 Four corner code
1-30-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
72b6 Unicode hex code