11 strokes
village, mile
plains, field, rustic, civilian life
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
120 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 野 【ノ】 plain, field, hidden (structural) member, wild, lacking a political post
  • 野外 【ヤガイ】 outdoors, outside, open air, fields, outskirts, suburbs
  • 内野 【ナイヤ】 infield, diamond
  • 在野 【ザイヤ】 out of office, out of power, in opposition, unaffiliated (e.g. researcher, scientist), in private practice

Kun reading compounds

  • 野 【の】 plain, field, hidden (structural) member, wild, lacking a political post
  • 野末 【のずえ】 corners of a field
  • 裾野 【すその】 foot of a mountain, plain at the foot of a mountain, range, spread, extent, encompassing circle
  • 郊野 【こうの】 suburban fields


Japanese names:
ずけ、 つけ、 ぬ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • campo
  • llano
  • extensión
  • rango
  • natural
  • civil
  • no oficial


  • planícies
  • campo
  • rústico
  • vida de civil


  • sauvage
  • champ
  • rustique
  • vie civile
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