11 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
establishment, provision, prepare
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
145 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 設問 【セツモン】 posing a question, question
  • 設備 【セツビ】 equipment, facilities, installation, accommodations, conveniences, arrangements
  • 公設 【コウセツ】 public (institution)
  • 併設 【ヘイセツ】 joint establishment (esp. schools of different levels or different courses of study), establishment as an annex (e.g. of a school), juxtaposition, placing side by side

Kun reading compounds

  • 設ける 【もうける】 to prepare, to provide, to set up, to establish, to organize, to lay down (rules), to make (an excuse)


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • equipar
  • instalar
  • establecer
  • crear


  • estabelecimento
  • provisão
  • preparar


  • créer
  • fonder
  • établir
  • préparer
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754 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
731 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
164 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4325 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
742 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
897 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1401 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
577 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
586 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
611 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1666 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1863 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
987 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1338 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
715 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35293 Morohashi
1471 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5570 New Nelson (John Haig)
708 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
765 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
270 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
741 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3068 2001 Kanji
7a4.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
0764.7 Four corner code
1-32-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a2d Unicode hex code