10 strokes
ill, sick
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
384 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 病 【ビョウ】 disease, -pathy
  • 病院 【ビョウイン】 hospital, clinic, doctor's office, doctor's surgery, infirmary
  • 血友病 【ケツユウビョウ】 hemophilia, haemophilia
  • 同病 【ドウビョウ】 the same sickness

Kun reading compounds

  • 病む 【やむ】 to fall ill, to suffer from (e.g. a disease), to have something wrong with (e.g. an inner organ)
  • 病 【やまい】 illness, disease, bad habit, weakness, fault
  • 病が篤い 【やまいがあつい】 seriously ill
  • 恋病 【こいやまい】 lovesickness
  • 躁鬱病 【そううつびょう】 manic depression, manic-depressive psychosis, bipolar disorder


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • enfermedad
  • caer enfermo


  • mal
  • doente


  • malade
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