9 strokes
village, mile
heavy, important, esteem, respect, heap up, pile up, nest of boxes, -fold
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
193 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 重 【ジュウ】 jūbako, multi-tiered food box, heavy, serious, extreme, -fold, -ply
  • 重圧 【ジュウアツ】 strong pressure, heavy pressure
  • 九重 【ココノエ】 ninefold, imperial palace, the Court
  • 加重 【カジュウ】 weighting (in averaging), aggravation
  • 重複 【チョウフク】 duplication, repetition, overlapping, redundancy, restoration
  • 重厚 【ジュウコウ】 profound, deep, grave, solid, dignified, stately, solemn, composed, substantial, massive
  • 加重 【カジュウ】 weighting (in averaging), aggravation
  • 九重 【ココノエ】 ninefold, imperial palace, the Court

Kun reading compounds

  • 重 【え】 -fold, -ply
  • 八重 【やえ】 multilayered, doubled
  • 九重 【ここのえ】 ninefold, imperial palace, the Court
  • 重い 【おもい】 heavy, weighty, heavy (feeling), depressed, gloomy, blue, uneasy, slow, sluggish, lumbering, ponderous, clumsy, important (position, responsibility, etc.), serious, grave, serious (punishment, illness, etc.), severe, critical, solid, established, dignified, sensible
  • 重い腰を上げる 【おもいこしをあげる】 to get off one's backside, to bestir oneself
  • 重り 【おもり】 weight, sinker
  • 重ねる 【かさねる】 to pile up, to heap up, to stack up, to put on top of another, to repeat many times over, to go through repeatedly, to accumulate
  • 重なる 【かさなる】 to be piled up, to lie on top of one another, to come one after another, to happen over and over, to pile up (e.g. stress), to accumulate, to overlap (each other), to occur at the same time, to happen simultaneously
  • 主 【おも】 chief, main, principal, important, main secondary or supporting role (in kyogen)
  • 重き 【おもき】 importance, emphasis, stress
  • 身重 【みおも】 pregnant
  • 気重 【きおも】 heavy-hearted


Japanese names:
さね、 しげ、 しげる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhong4, chong2


  • pesado
  • importante
  • apilar
  • amontonar


  • pesado
  • empilhar
  • pilha de caixas
  • -dobrar


  • lourd
  • empiler
  • entasser
  • s'emboîter
  • - couches
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227 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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4-9-2 SKIP code
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