9 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)
twist, ask, investigate, verify
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1820 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 糾合 【キュウゴウ】 rally, muster
  • 糾弾 【キュウダン】 censure, denunciation, (verbal) attack, blaming
  • 紛糾 【フンキュウ】 complication, confusion, disorder, chaos, dispute, conflict, trouble, quarrel

Kun reading compounds

  • 糺す 【ただす】 to ascertain, to confirm, to verify, to make sure of


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiu1, jiu3
gyu, gyo


  • reunir
  • retorcer
  • enredar
  • investigar
  • examinar


  • torcer
  • perguntar
  • investigar
  • verificar


  • entortiller
  • demander
  • enquêter
  • vérifier
1151 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1739 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3498 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1640 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1618 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1422 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1703 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1819 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1561 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1514 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1631 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
858 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1176 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1523 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27227 Morohashi
1278 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4438 New Nelson (John Haig)
1509 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1627 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1289 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2755 2001 Kanji
6a3.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
2490.0 Four corner code
2290.0 Four corner code
1-21-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7cfe Unicode hex code