12 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)
tie, bind, contract, join, organize, do up hair, fasten
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
162 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 結末 【ケツマツ】 end, conclusion
  • 結合 【ケツゴウ】 combination, union, joining, linking, coupling, bond, join (in relational algebra)
  • 完結 【カンケツ】 conclusion, completion
  • 妥結 【ダケツ】 settlement, an agreement
  • 結縁 【ケチエン】 making a connection (with Buddha)
  • 結願 【ケチガン】 expiration of term of a vow

Kun reading compounds

  • 結ぶ 【むすぶ】 to tie, to bind, to link, to bear (fruit), to close (e.g. deal), to confirm, to conclude, to connect (two distant places), to close tightly, to purse (e.g. lips), to unite (with), to ally, to join hands
  • 結ぶ便 【むすぶびん】 connecting flight, connecting service
  • 結う 【ゆう】 to do up (hair), to dress, to arrange, to tie, to bind, to fasten, to make (a fence)
  • 結城紬 【ゆうきつむぎ】 silk products produced near Yūki (using natural indigo dye), Yūki pongee
  • 結わえる 【ゆわえる】 to bind, to fasten, to tie up


Japanese names:
ゆい、 ゆう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie2, jie1


  • final
  • finalizar
  • atar
  • amarrar
  • unir
  • vincular
  • arreglarse el pelo


  • laço
  • unir
  • contrato
  • união
  • organizar
  • pentear
  • fechar


  • nouer
  • lier
  • joindre
  • contrat
  • attacher
  • se coiffer
  • organiser
390 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
497 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
472 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
163 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3540 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
359 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
816 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2151 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
485 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
494 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
302 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1532 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1706 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
912 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1235 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1363 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27398 Morohashi
1348 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4492 New Nelson (John Haig)
1351 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1451 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
109 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
586 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2777 2001 Kanji
6a6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-6 SKIP code
2496.1 Four corner code
1-23-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d50 Unicode hex code