5 strokes
eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
76 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 目 【モク】 order, item (of a budget revision, etc.), counter for go pieces, counter for surrounded positions
  • 目撃 【モクゲキ】 witnessing, observing, sighting
  • 着目 【チャクモク】 attention, giving one's attention, focusing
  • 細目 【サイモク】 particulars, details, specified items
  • 耳目 【ジモク】 eyes and ears, seeing and hearing, one's attention, one's interest
  • 不面目 【フメンボク】 shame, disgrace

Kun reading compounds

  • 目 【め】 eye, eyeball, eyesight, sight, vision, look, stare, gaze, glance, notice, attention, observation, eyes (of the world, public, etc.), an experience, viewpoint, discrimination, discernment, judgement, eye (e.g. for quality), (an) appearance, chance (of success), possibility (of a good result), spacing (between crossed strands of a net, mesh, etc.), opening, stitch, texture, weave, grain (of wood, paper), eye (of a storm, needle, etc.), intersection (on a go board), square (on a chessboard), dot (on a dice), pip, rolled number, graduation, division (of a scale), tooth (of a saw, comb, etc.), ordinal number suffix, somewhat, -ish, point (e.g. of change)
  • 目当て 【めあて】 mark, guide, landmark, purpose, aim, goal, intention, end, sight (on a firearm)
  • 蛇の目 【じゃのめ】 bull's-eye (pattern), double ring (pattern), umbrella with bull's-eye pattern
  • 負い目 【おいめ】 (feeling of) indebtedness, feeling obliged


Japanese names:
さかん、 さがん、 さっか、 さつか
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • ojo
  • mirada
  • percepción


  • olho
  • classe
  • olhar
  • visão
  • experiência
  • atenção
  • favor


  • oeil
  • regard
  • aperçu
  • numérateur ordinal
  • expérience
  • classe
  • faveur
  • pièce (Go)
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3127 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
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75 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
191 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
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55 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
55 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
168 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1376 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3777 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1927 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2619 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
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3043 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3906 New Nelson (John Haig)
15 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
15 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
91 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
48 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3979 2001 Kanji
5c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
6010.1 Four corner code
1-44-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
76ee Unicode hex code