11 strokes
inspection, regard as, see, look at
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
362 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 視 【シ】 viewing as ..., seeing as ..., treating as ..., regarding as ...
  • 視界 【シカイ】 field of vision, visibility, view, visual field, (one's) ken
  • 検視 【ケンシ】 examination of a body to determine if a crime has been committed, investigation (e.g. of a crime scene)
  • 警視 【ケイシ】 police superintendent

Kun reading compounds

  • 見る 【みる】 to see, to look, to watch, to view, to observe, to examine, to look over, to assess, to check, to judge, to look after, to attend to, to take care of, to keep an eye on, to experience, to meet with (misfortune, success, etc.), to try ..., to have a go at ..., to give ... a try, to see (that) ..., to find (that) ...


Japanese names:
とも、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • inspeccionar
  • mirar con cuidado
  • considerar


  • inspeção
  • avaliar
  • ver
  • olhar


  • inspection
  • point de vue
  • voir
  • regarder
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1-4-7 SKIP code
3621.0 Four corner code
1-27-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8996 Unicode hex code