7 strokes
dog 犬 (犭)
lunatic, insane, crazy, confuse
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1425 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 狂 【キョウ】 (some type of) enthusiast, someone possessed of a (certain kind of) mental abnormality
  • 狂気 【キョウキ】 madness, insanity
  • 酔狂 【スイキョウ】 whim, caprice, vagary, eccentricity
  • 躁狂 【ソウキョウ】 frenzy, delirium, wild excitement, mania

Kun reading compounds

  • 狂う 【くるう】 to go mad, to lose one's mind, to go crazy, to go insane, to get out of order, to go amiss, to malfunction, to become imprecise, to go wrong (of a plan or expectation, etc.), to fall through, to get mixed up, to go crazy (over someone or something), to get enthusiastic, to go wild
  • 狂おしい 【くるおしい】 mad (with grief, love, etc.), crazy, out of one's mind, on the verge of insanity
  • 狂おしい 【くるおしい】 mad (with grief, love, etc.), crazy, out of one's mind, on the verge of insanity


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • locura
  • desorden
  • enloquecer
  • loco
  • demente


  • lunático
  • louco
  • insano
  • confundir


  • fou
  • aliéné
  • insensé
  • confusion
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