14 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
document, records
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
851 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 誌 【シ】 magazine
  • 記す 【シルス】 to write down, to note down, to jot down, to take a note of, to mention, to describe, to give an account of, to inscribe, to mark, to brand, to remember, to engrave (in one's mind)
  • 風物詩 【フウブツシ】 feature of the season, something characteristic of a particular season, poem about natural scenery or a particular season
  • 日誌 【ニッシ】 journal, log


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • documento
  • escrito
  • revista


  • Documentos
  • registros


  • document
  • dossier
891 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
880 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
950 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4366 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
919 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
902 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2141 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
574 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
583 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
524 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1687 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1950 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1043 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1406 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
608 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35501 Morohashi
1548 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5620 New Nelson (John Haig)
601 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
646 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
974 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3058 2001 Kanji
7a7.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0463.1 Four corner code
1-27-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a8c Unicode hex code