12 strokes
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
etc., and so forth, class (first), quality, equal, similar
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
798 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 等 【トウ】 class, order, rank, et cetera, etc., and the like, equal, iso-
  • 等分 【トウブン】 division into equal parts, equal parts
  • 中等 【チュウトウ】 second grade, medium quality, average, middle class, secondary grade
  • 等々 【トウトウ】 etc., et cetera, and so on

Kun reading compounds

  • 等しい 【ひとしい】 equal, identical, the same, no different (from), just like, equivalent
  • 等 【など】 et cetera, etc., and the like, and so forth, or something, the likes of, for example, for instance, for one


Japanese names:
と、 ひ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • clase
  • calidad
  • igual que
  • igual
  • etcétera


  • etc.
  • e assim por diante
  • classe (1º
  • 2º )
  • qualidade
  • igual
  • semelhante


  • et ainsi de suite
  • etc...
  • semblable
  • classe (1ère)
  • qualité
  • égal
  • pluriel (peu respectueux)
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383 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
361 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
601 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3396 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
294 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
795 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1770 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
569 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
578 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
353 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1479 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3321 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1723 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2339 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
954 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25992 Morohashi
2682 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4287 New Nelson (John Haig)
945 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1016 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
151 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
407 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2348 2001 Kanji
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2-6-6 SKIP code
8834.1 Four corner code
1-37-89 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7b49 Unicode hex code