13 strokes
net 网 (罒, ⺲, 罓, ⺳)
placement, put, set, deposit, leave behind, keep, employ, pawn
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
277 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 置換 【チカン】 substitution, replacement, permutation, substitution, displacement
  • 置換可能引数データ 【チカンカノウヒキスウデータ】 replaceable parameter data
  • 留置 【リュウチ】 detention (usu. during investigation), imprisonment, poundage, custody
  • 倒置 【トウチ】 turning upside down, inversion

Kun reading compounds

  • 置く 【おく】 to put, to place, to leave (behind), to establish (an organization, a facility, a position, etc.), to set up, to appoint (someone to a certain position), to hire, to employ, to place (one's trust, one's faith, etc.), to bear (in mind, etc.), to put down a tool (e.g. a pen) hence stopping what one is doing with that tool, to take in (boarders, etc.), to provide lodging in one's house, to separate spatially or temporally, to do something in advance, to leave something in a certain state, to keep something in a certain state


Japanese names:
おき、 おけ、 き
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • poner
  • colocar
  • situar


  • colocação
  • por
  • colocar
  • depositar
  • abandonar
  • manter
  • empregar
  • hipotecar


  • placer
  • poser
  • déposer
  • faire à l'avance
  • laisser derrière
  • garder
  • employer
  • gage
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