12 strokes
pain, hurt, damage, bruise
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
903 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 痛 【ツウ】 pain, ache, -algia
  • 痛感 【ツウカン】 feeling keenly, fully realizing
  • 悲痛 【ヒツウ】 grief, sorrow, extreme sadness, heartbreak
  • 沈痛 【チンツウ】 grave, sad, mournful, sorrowful, pensive

Kun reading compounds

  • 痛い 【いたい】 painful, sore, cringy, embarrassing
  • 痛々しい 【いたいたしい】 pitiful, pathetic, painful to look at
  • 痛む 【いたむ】 to hurt, to ache, to feel a pain, to be injured, to be spoiled (e.g. food), to be damaged
  • 痛ましい 【いたましい】 pitiful, heartbreaking, heartrending, touching, tragic, sad, hurtful
  • 痛める 【いためる】 to hurt, to injure, to cause pain, to harm, to damage, to spoil, to worry, to bother, to be grieved over, to afflict, to cause financial loss, to hurt one's pocket


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • dolor
  • daño
  • herida
  • doloroso
  • herirse
  • herir


  • dor
  • ferida
  • injúria
  • contusão


  • douleur
  • mal
  • dommage
  • contusion, bleu
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943 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
769 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3054 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1020 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
750 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1320 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1402 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
346 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1353 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4071 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2065 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2799 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1706 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22195 Morohashi
3285 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3814 New Nelson (John Haig)
1690 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1825 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
953 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
553 2001 Kanji
5i7.7 The Kanji Dictionary
3-5-7 SKIP code
0012.7 Four corner code
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75db Unicode hex code