11 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)
end, finish
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
256 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 終局 【シュウキョク】 end, close, conclusion, end of a game of go, shogi, etc.
  • 終焉 【シュウエン】 demise
  • 有終 【ユウシュウ】 perfection
  • 無終 【ムシュウ】 endlessness

Kun reading compounds

  • 終わる 【おわる】 to finish, to end, to close
  • 終わる 【おわる】 to finish, to end, to close
  • 終える 【おえる】 to finish, to graduate
  • 終 【つい】 end, final, end of life, death, never, not at all
  • 遂に 【ついに】 finally, at last, in the end
  • 遂に 【ついに】 finally, at last, in the end


Japanese names:


  • fin
  • final
  • terminar
  • acabar
  • finalizar


  • fim
  • terminar


  • finir
  • fin
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