10 strokes
meat 肉 (⺼)
threaten, coerce
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1183 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 脅迫 【キョウハク】 threat, menace, coercion, blackmail
  • 脅威 【キョウイ】 threat, menace
  • 威脅 【イキョウ】 threat, menace

Kun reading compounds

  • 脅かす 【おびやかす】 to intimidate, to frighten, to scare, to threaten (e.g. peace), to jeopardize, to endanger, to imperil
  • 脅す 【おどす】 to threaten, to menace, to frighten (into doing)
  • 脅かす 【おどかす】 to threaten, to menace, to intimidate, to startle, to frighten, to scare


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • amenaza
  • coacción
  • amenazar
  • coaccionar


  • ameaçar
  • coagir


  • menacer
  • contraindre
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