12 strokes
ascend, climb up
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
566 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 登場 【トウジョウ】 entrance (on the stage), appearance (in a book, film, etc.), appearance (on the scene), arrival (on the market), emergence, introduction, advent
  • 登校 【トウコウ】 attendance (at school), going to school
  • 完登 【カントウ】 completing a climb, completing a route (up a mountain), completing a series of climbs (e.g. the Seven Summits), peak bagging
  • 先登 【セントウ】 going first, arriving first
  • 登校 【トウコウ】 attendance (at school), going to school
  • 登記 【トウキ】 registry, registration
  • 能登 【ノト】 Noto (former province located in the north of present-day Ishikawa Prefecture), Noto (peninsula)

Kun reading compounds

  • 上る 【のぼる】 to ascend, to go up, to climb, to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the Sun), to rise, to go to (the capital), to be promoted, to add up to, to advance (in price), to swim up (a river), to sail up, to come up (on the agenda)


Japanese names:
たか、 のぼし、 のぼり、 のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • ascensión
  • escalada
  • subir
  • ascender
  • escalar


  • subir
  • escalar


  • monter
  • escalader
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