13 strokes
meat 肉 (⺼)
abdomen, belly, stomach
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
1286 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 腹痛 【フクツウ】 stomach ache, abdominal pain
  • 腹心 【フクシン】 one's confidant, trusted friend, trusted retainer
  • 私腹 【シフク】 one's own profits, one's own pockets
  • 開腹 【カイフク】 making an incision in the abdomen, performing a laparotomy

Kun reading compounds

  • 腹 【はら】 abdomen, belly, stomach, womb, one's mind, one's real intentions, one's true motive, courage, nerve, willpower, generosity, magnanimity, feelings, emotions, wide middle part, bulging part, inside, interior, inner part, anti-node, counter for hard roe, counter for containers with bulging middles (pots, vases, etc.)
  • 腹痛 【ふくつう】 stomach ache, abdominal pain
  • 業腹 【ごうはら】 spite, resentment
  • 赤腹 【あかはら】 brown-headed thrush (Turdus chrysolaus), Japanese dace (Tribolodon hakonensis), Japanese fire belly newt (Cynops pyrrhogaster), dysentery


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • barriga
  • estómago


  • abdômen
  • estômago
  • barriga


  • abdomen
  • ventre
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