9 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
plot, plan, scheme, measure
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
228 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 計 【ケイ】 plan, meter, measuring device, (in) total, total (of)
  • 計画 【ケイカク】 plan, project, schedule, scheme, program, programme
  • 生計 【セイケイ】 livelihood, living
  • 推計 【スイケイ】 estimate, estimation

Kun reading compounds

  • 計る 【はかる】 to measure, to weigh, to survey, to time (sound, gauge, estimate), to conjecture, to infer, to surmise
  • 計らう 【はからう】 to manage, to arrange, to see to (a matter), to dispose of, to consult (with), to talk (to)


Japanese names:
え、 かず、 け
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • medida
  • cuenta
  • contar
  • pensar
  • medir
  • pesar


  • desenho
  • plano
  • esquema
  • medida


  • planifier
  • projeter
  • calcul
  • mesure
201 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
116 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
105 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
186 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4312 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
357 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
249 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
895 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.7 Japanese for Busy People
340 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
340 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
288 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1658 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1828 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
965 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1309 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
342 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35220 Morohashi
1441 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5555 New Nelson (John Haig)
337 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
359 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
210 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
173 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3055 2001 Kanji
7a2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-2 SKIP code
0460.0 Four corner code
1-23-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a08 Unicode hex code