4 strokes
jade (king) 玉 (王)
king, rule, magnate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N3
684 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 王 【オウ】 king, ruler, sovereign, monarch, tycoon, magnate, champion, master, king (of the senior player)
  • 王位 【オウイ】 the throne, the crown
  • 竜王 【リュウオウ】 Dragon King, promoted rook
  • 大王 【ダイオウ】 great king


Japanese names:
おお、 おおきみ、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wang2, wang4


  • rey
  • regla
  • magnate


  • rei
  • regra
  • magnata
  • governo


  • roi
  • régner
  • magnat
49 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
47 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
5 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
499 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2922 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
310 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
733 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
90 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
294 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
294 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
577 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1315 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4247 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2145 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2895 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
261 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20823 Morohashi
3439 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3619 New Nelson (John Haig)
255 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
271 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
26 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
4f0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-1 SKIP code
1010.4 Four corner code
1-18-06 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
738b Unicode hex code