13 strokes
cart, car
contrast, compare
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1172 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 較差 【カクサ】 range
  • 較優位論 【カクユウイロン】 theory of comparative advantage
  • 国際比較 【コクサイヒカク】 international comparison, country-by-country comparison
  • 直接比較 【チョクセツヒカク】 direct comparison
  • 校正 【コウセイ】 proofreading, calibration
  • 較量 【コウリョウ】 comparison

Kun reading compounds

  • 比べる 【くらべる】 to compare, to make a comparison, to compete, to vie


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiao4, jiao3
gyo, gag


  • contrastar
  • comparar


  • contraste
  • comparar


  • contraste
  • comparer
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1236 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4623 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1155 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
941 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1453 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1546 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
500 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1777 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1939 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1034 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1397 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1285 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38297 Morohashi
1536 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5959 New Nelson (John Haig)
1277 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1370 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1674 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1566 2001 Kanji
7c6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
5004.8 Four corner code
1-19-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8f03 Unicode hex code