11 strokes
stare, watch, look at, see, scrutinize
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1726 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 眺望 【チョウボウ】 prospect, view, outlook
  • 眺望権 【チョウボウケン】 right to a view

Kun reading compounds

  • 眺める 【ながめる】 to look at, to gaze at, to watch, to stare at, to look out over, to get a view of, to admire (e.g. the scenery), to look on (from the sidelines), to stand by and watch, to observe


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • mirar fijamente
  • observar
  • escudriñar
  • echar una ojeada


  • fitar
  • observar
  • olhar
  • ver
  • escrutinizar


  • dévisager
  • regarder
  • voir
  • fixer
  • contempler
  • examiner
1591 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1858 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3138 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1560 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1565 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1668 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1548 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1388 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1503 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
795 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1083 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
242 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23314 Morohashi
1171 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3933 New Nelson (John Haig)
237 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
252 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1466 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3957 2001 Kanji
5c6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-6 SKIP code
6201.3 Four corner code
1-36-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
773a Unicode hex code