18 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)
darning, repair, mend, trim, tidy up, adjust
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2195 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 営繕 【エイゼン】 maintenance and repair, upkeep (of equipment)

Kun reading compounds

  • 繕う 【つくろう】 to mend, to patch up, to repair, to fix, to darn, to fix (hair, clothes, appearance, etc.), to adjust, to tidy up, to groom, to keep up appearances, to cover up (e.g. a mistake), to gloss over, to treat (illness, injury, etc.)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • reparar
  • restaurar
  • remendar


  • cerzir
  • reparar
  • consertar
  • ajeitar
  • por em ordem
  • ajustar


  • repriser
  • rapiécer
  • réparer
  • raccommoder
  • ranger
  • ajuster
1504 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1977 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3612 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1550 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1650 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1140 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1192 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1572 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1562 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1802 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
959 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1296 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1347 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27893 Morohashi
1423 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4594 New Nelson (John Haig)
1335 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1433 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1902 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2777 2001 Kanji
6a12.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-12 SKIP code
2896.1 Four corner code
1-33-22 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e55 Unicode hex code