14 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
mistake, err, do wrong, mislead
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
1150 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 誤 【ゴ】 mistake, error
  • 誤解 【ゴカイ】 misunderstanding
  • 時代錯誤 【ジダイサクゴ】 anachronism
  • 錯誤 【サクゴ】 mistake, error, discrepancy, discrepancy between one's actions and intentions

Kun reading compounds

  • 誤る 【あやまる】 to make a mistake (in), to commit an error, to do incorrectly, to err, to be wrong, to be incorrect, to be false, to be mistaken, to mislead, to misguide, to lead astray


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • error
  • equivocarse


  • erro
  • errar
  • fazer errado
  • enganar


  • erreur
  • faute
  • mal faire
  • induire en erreur
779 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
868 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
857 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1129 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4372 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
602 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
904 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
906 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
928 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
949 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1686 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1945 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1039 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1403 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1917 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35546P Morohashi
1542 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5626 New Nelson (John Haig)
1899 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2048 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
972 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3061 2001 Kanji
7a7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
1-7-8 SKIP code
0668.1 Four corner code
1-24-77 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8aa4 Unicode hex code