9 strokes
tremendously, very, great, exceedingly
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1961 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 甚大 【ジンダイ】 very great, enormous, serious
  • 甚句 【ジンク】 jinku, lively Japanese folk song or dance tune
  • 激甚 【ゲキジン】 intense, violent, severe, vehement
  • 幸甚 【コウジン】 being extremely grateful, being much obliged, being very appreciative, being very happy

Kun reading compounds

  • 甚だ 【はなはだ】 very, greatly, extremely, exceedingly, highly, quite
  • 甚だしい 【はなはだしい】 extreme, excessive, terrible, intense, severe, serious, tremendous, heavy (damage)
  • 甚だしい 【はなはだしい】 extreme, excessive, terrible, intense, severe, serious, tremendous, heavy (damage)


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shen2, she2, shen4


  • tremendamente
  • en extremo
  • intenso
  • grave


  • tremendamente
  • muito
  • grande
  • excessivamente


  • formidable
  • très
  • terriblement
  • excessivement
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1930 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
111 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1955 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1539 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1267 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1501 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1600 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1756 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1326 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3271 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1689 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2296 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1784 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21648 Morohashi
2643 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3711 New Nelson (John Haig)
1768 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1905 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1282 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1975 2001 Kanji
0a9.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
4471.1 Four corner code
1-31-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
751a Unicode hex code