11 strokes
abbreviation, omission, outline, shorten, capture, plunder
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
774 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 略 【リャク】 abbreviation, omission, outline, gist, plan, strategy, scheme
  • 略式 【リャクシキ】 informal, simplified
  • 党略 【トウリャク】 party politics (tactics)
  • 攻略 【コウリャク】 capture (of enemy territory), taking (by storm), conquest, attack, assault, defeating (an opponent), attacking (a problem) strategically

Kun reading compounds

  • 略 【ほぼ】 almost, roughly, approximately, about, around


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • abreviación
  • abreviatura


  • abreviação
  • omissão
  • contornar
  • capturar
  • saquear


  • abréviation
  • omission
  • résumé
  • raccourcir
  • capture
  • pillage
879 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
823 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
804 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
921 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3007 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
678 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
744 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
841 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
860 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1195 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1343 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1501 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
793 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1081 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
299 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21839 Morohashi
1169 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3755 New Nelson (John Haig)
293 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
314 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
478 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
748 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3677 2001 Kanji
5f6.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-6 SKIP code
6706.4 Four corner code
1-46-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7565 Unicode hex code