11 strokes
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
706 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 習性 【シュウセイ】 habit, behavior, behaviour, trait, nature
  • 習慣 【シュウカン】 habit, (social) custom, practice, convention
  • 演習 【エンシュウ】 practice, exercise, drill, military exercise, manoeuvres, maneuvers, drill, seminar
  • 教習 【キョウシュウ】 training, instruction
  • 近習 【キンジュ】 attendant

Kun reading compounds

  • 習う 【ならう】 to take lessons in, to be taught, to learn (from a teacher), to study (under a teacher), to get training in
  • 習うより慣れろ 【ならうよりなれろ】 experience is the best teacher, custom makes all things easy, you learn best by doing, practice makes perfect, it is better to grow accustomed than to be taught
  • 習い 【ならい】 as is habit, the way life normally is
  • 習い事 【ならいごと】 accomplishment, lessons (in an art, skill, etc.), practice
  • 見習い 【みならい】 apprenticeship, probation, learning by observation, apprentice, trainee, probationer
  • 行儀見習い 【ぎょうぎみならい】 learning good manners through apprenticeship (to an upper-class family)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • aprender
  • estudiar


  • aprender


  • apprendre
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1572 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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616 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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3578 2001 Kanji
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2-6-5 SKIP code
1760.2 Four corner code
1-29-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7fd2 Unicode hex code