12 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)
salary, wage, gift, allow, grant, bestow on
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
615 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 給 【キュウ】 wage, recompense
  • 給食 【キュウショク】 provision of lunch (e.g. at office, school, etc.), providing a meal, lunch service
  • 自給 【ジキュウ】 self-support
  • 有給 【ユウキュウ】 salaried, paid, with pay, paid vacation, paid holiday, paid leave

Kun reading compounds

  • 給う 【たまう】 to give, to do ...
  • 給ふ 【たまう】 to give, to receive
  • 給う 【たもう】 to give, to do ...
  • 給ふ 【たまう】 to give, to receive


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gei3, ji3


  • sueldo
  • salario
  • distribuir
  • suministrar


  • salário
  • pagamento
  • presente
  • permitir
  • bolsa
  • prover


  • salaire
  • paye
  • cadeau
  • allocation
  • subventions
  • accorder
  • conférer à
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346 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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618 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1531 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1708 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
914 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1237 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1361 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27432 Morohashi
1350 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4489 New Nelson (John Haig)
1349 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1449 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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1-6-6 SKIP code
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