13 strokes
meat 肉 (⺼)
intestines, guts, bowels, viscera
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1807 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 腸 【チョウ】 guts, bowels, intestines
  • 腸炎 【チョウエン】 enteritis
  • 大腸 【ダイチョウ】 large intestine, large bowel, colon
  • 胃腸 【イチョウ】 stomach and intestines, gastrointestinal tract, digestive organs

Kun reading compounds

  • 腸 【ちょう】 guts, bowels, intestines
  • はらわたが煮えくり返る 【はらわたがにえくりかえる】 to be furious, to seethe with anger, to have one's blood boiling
  • 腸 【ちょう】 guts, bowels, intestines
  • 腸香 【わたか】 Ischikauia steenackeri (species of cyprinid fish)
  • 大腸 【だいちょう】 large intestine, large bowel, colon
  • 背わた 【せわた】 vein of a shrimp (prawn), digestive tract of a shrimp, sand vein


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • intestinos
  • vísceras


  • intestinos
  • abdomen
  • tripas
  • vísceras


  • intestin
  • entrailles
  • viscères
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