19 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
admonish, commandment
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
366 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 警官 【ケイカン】 police officer, policeman, constable
  • 警戒 【ケイカイ】 vigilance, caution, alertness, precaution, being on guard
  • 県警 【ケンケイ】 prefectural police
  • 府警 【フケイ】 prefectural police (Osaka or Kyoto)

Kun reading compounds

  • 戒める 【いましめる】 to warn against, to caution against, to admonish, to scold, to rebuke, to prohibit, to forbid, to ban, to be cautious, to detest, to loathe, to punish


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • amonestar
  • advertir


  • advertir
  • mandamentos


  • réprimander
  • avertissement
  • commandement
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476 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1657 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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454 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1005 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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