9 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)
crimson, deep red
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1299 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 紅 【クレナイ】 deep red, crimson, rouge, lipstick
  • 紅茶 【コウチャ】 black tea
  • 深紅 【シンク】 deep crimson
  • 退紅 【タイコウ】 pink, light red
  • 紅 【クレナイ】 deep red, crimson, rouge, lipstick
  • 紅色 【コウショク】 red (color, colour)
  • 深紅 【シンク】 deep crimson

Kun reading compounds

  • 紅 【くれない】 deep red, crimson, rouge, lipstick
  • 紅色 【こうしょく】 red (color, colour)
  • 棒紅 【ぼうべに】 lipstick
  • 愛敬紅 【あいきょうべに】 lipstick that actors put on their earlobes, cheeks and corners of eyes, lipstick discreetly put on the earlobes or the corners of the eyes (by women)
  • 紅 【くれない】 deep red, crimson, rouge, lipstick
  • 紅色 【こうしょく】 red (color, colour)
  • 中紅 【なかくれない】 medium crimson
  • 薄紅 【うすべに】 light pink, light crimson
  • 赤い 【あかい】 red, crimson, scarlet, vermilion, Red, communist


Japanese names:
くれ、 もみ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hong2, gong1
hong, gong


  • carmesí
  • rojo fuerte
  • carmín


  • carmesim
  • vermelho forte


  • cramoisi
  • rouge foncé
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1-6-3 SKIP code
2191.0 Four corner code
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7d05 Unicode hex code