20 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
deliberation, consultation, debate, consideration
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
25 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 議 【ギ】 discussion, deliberation, thought, opinion
  • 議案 【ギアン】 legislative bill, measure, agenda item
  • 本会議 【ホンカイギ】 plenary session, regular session
  • 日本学術会議 【ニホンガクジュツカイギ】 Science Council of Japan


Japanese names:
かた、 のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • opinión
  • consulta
  • consideración


  • deliberação
  • consulta
  • debate
  • consideração


  • délibération
  • entretien
  • débat
  • considération
581 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
477 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
454 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
52 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4448 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
245 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
913 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2876 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
292 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
292 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
494 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1711 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2078 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1087 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1480 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
649 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36027 Morohashi
1647 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5716 New Nelson (John Haig)
642 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
692 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
130 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
639 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3059 2001 Kanji
7a13.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-13 SKIP code
0865.3 Four corner code
1-21-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b70 Unicode hex code