11 strokes
poverty, poor
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
1211 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 貧 【ヒン】 poverty, penury, want, need, insufficiency, shortage, deficiency
  • 貧血 【ヒンケツ】 anemia, anaemia
  • 清貧 【セイヒン】 honourable poverty, honorable poverty
  • 極貧 【ゴクヒン】 destitution
  • 貧乏 【ビンボウ】 poverty-stricken, destitute, poor, penurious
  • 貧乏人 【ビンボウニン】 poor person, pauper, the poor, the indigent

Kun reading compounds

  • 貧しい 【まずしい】 poor, needy, lacking (quantity and quality-wise), poor, scanty, skimpy, slight, inadequate


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • pobreza
  • pobre
  • escaso


  • pobreza
  • pobre


  • pauvre
  • pauvreté
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