16 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
conspire, cheat, impose on, plan, devise, scheme, have in mind, deceive
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1370 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 謀反 【ムホン】 rebellion, revolt, insurrection, treason
  • 謀議 【ボウギ】 plot, conspiracy, conference
  • 無謀 【ムボウ】 reckless, thoughtless, rash, ill-advised, impulsive, mad (e.g. scheme)
  • 共謀 【キョウボウ】 conspiracy, collusion, complicity
  • 謀反 【ムホン】 rebellion, revolt, insurrection, treason
  • 謀反 【ムヘン】 plotting to overthrow the government (by assassinating the emperor)

Kun reading compounds

  • 図る 【はかる】 to plan, to attempt, to devise, to plot, to conspire, to scheme, to aim for, to strive for, to work towards, to seek, to deceive, to trick, to take in
  • 謀る 【たばかる】 to work out a plan of deception, to scheme, to take in, to dupe, to deceive, to think up a plan, to think over a plan, to discuss, to consult
  • 謀 【はかりごと】 plan, strategy
  • 謀は密なるを良しとす 【はかりごとはみつなるをよしとす】 strategies cannot succeed unless they are kept secret


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • plan
  • estratagema
  • conspiración
  • planear
  • idear
  • conspirar


  • conspirar
  • engano
  • impor
  • plano
  • inventar
  • esquema
  • tem em mente
  • enganar


  • conspirer
  • tricher
  • imposer
  • concevoir
  • plan
  • projet
  • avoir dans l'idée
  • duper
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4414 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
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2509 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1495 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1594 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1761 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1702 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2004 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1069 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1439 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1776 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35756 Morohashi
1593 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5671 New Nelson (John Haig)
1760 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1897 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1852 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3064 2001 Kanji
7a9.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
1-7-8 SKIP code
0469.4 Four corner code
1-43-37 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b00 Unicode hex code