17 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
discreet, reverently, humbly
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2068 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 謹慎 【キンシン】 self restraint, moderating one's own behavior, penitence, discipline, confinement (esp. to one's home), house arrest, suspension (from work or school)
  • 謹賀新年 【キンガシンネン】 Happy New Year
  • 細謹 【サイキン】 slight flaw

Kun reading compounds

  • 慎む 【つつしむ】 to be careful, to be discreet, to do in moderation, to refrain (from overdoing), to abstain, to be reverent, to be purified, to be chaste


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • discreto
  • respetuoso
  • humilde
  • ser discreto
  • ser respetuoso
  • ser humilde


  • discreto
  • reverentemente
  • humildemente


  • révérencieusement
  • humblement
  • discret
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