17 strokes
rectify, straighten, correct, reform, cure, control, pretend, falsify
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2105 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 矯正 【キョウセイ】 correction (of a fault, defect, flaw, etc.), remedy, rectification, redress, reform, straightening (of teeth)
  • 矯角殺牛 【キョウカクサツギュウ】 trying to straighten the horns of a bull, and killing it in the process, trying to correct a small defect and ruining the whole thing, the cure is worse than the disease
  • 奇矯 【キキョウ】 eccentric

Kun reading compounds

  • 矯める 【ためる】 to straighten, to correct, to cure, to falsify


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiao3, jia3, jiao2


  • rectificar
  • enderezar
  • corregir


  • retificar
  • endireitar
  • corrigir
  • reformar
  • curar
  • controlar
  • fingir
  • falsificar


  • rectifier
  • redresser
  • corriger
  • réformer
  • guérir
  • contrôler
  • faire semblant
  • falsifier
1170 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1993 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3175 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1827 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1567 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2626 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1925 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2109 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1549 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1396 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1586 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
838 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1146 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1229 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24015 Morohashi
1241 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3984 New Nelson (John Haig)
1221 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1306 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1877 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2349 2001 Kanji
3d14.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-12 SKIP code
8242.7 Four corner code
1-22-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
77ef Unicode hex code