12 strokes
turn, number in a series
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
348 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 番 【バン】 number (in a series), (one's) turn, watch, guard, lookout, rank, standing, position, bout, match, pieces (in a collection)
  • 番号 【バンゴウ】 number, series of digits
  • 携番 【ケイバン】 mobile phone number, cell phone number
  • 下番 【カバン】 going off duty

Kun reading compounds

  • 番い 【つがい】 pair (esp. of mated animals), brace, couple, (anatomical) joint
  • つがい目 【つがいめ】 joint, hinge
  • 手番 【てつがい】 plan, arrangements


Japanese names:
は、 ま
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fan1, pan1
beon, ban


  • turno
  • orden
  • observar
  • guardar
  • proteger


  • vez
  • número em uma série


  • tour (de rôle)
  • numéro dans une série
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551 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1345 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3416 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1761 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2396 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
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3762 New Nelson (John Haig)
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2058 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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2276 2001 Kanji
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