18 strokes
minster, official
look to, face, meet, confront, attend, call on
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
722 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 臨界 【リンカイ】 boundary, (nuclear) criticality, critical (mass, pressure, temperature, state, point, etc.)
  • 臨海 【リンカイ】 coastal, seaside, oceanfront, maritime
  • 意臨 【イリン】 copying calligraphy without sticking to the model (calligraphy), copying freely
  • 形臨 【ケイリン】 copying calligraphy from a model

Kun reading compounds

  • 臨む 【のぞむ】 to look out on, to overlook, to front onto, to face (a situation, crisis, etc.), to meet (e.g. death), to be confronted by, to deal with (an issue), to attend (e.g. a function), to appear (e.g. in court), to be present at, to go to (e.g. a place), to take part in, to participate, to join


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • asistir
  • encontrar
  • encarar
  • enfrentarse
  • confrontar


  • considerar
  • enfrentar
  • reunião
  • confrontar
  • coparecer
  • invocar


  • faire face à
  • rencontrer
  • affronter
  • assister à
  • passer voir
  • se rendre sur place
  • exceptionnel
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3840 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
783 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1683 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
836 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
855 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1229 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1806 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2059 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1083 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1470 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
862 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30087 Morohashi
1630 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4899 New Nelson (John Haig)
854 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
918 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1004 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3477 2001 Kanji
2t15.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-11 SKIP code
1-6-11 SKIP code
7876.6 Four corner code
1-46-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
81e8 Unicode hex code