12 strokes
village, mile
quantity, measure, weight, amount, consider, estimate, surmise
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
469 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 量 【リョウ】 quantity, amount, volume, capacity, portion (of food), generosity, magnanimity, tolerance, pramana (means by which one gains accurate and valid knowledge; in Indian philosophy)
  • 量刑 【リョウケイ】 judge's sentence, assessment of a case
  • 裁量 【サイリョウ】 discretion, judgement, judgment
  • 軽量 【ケイリョウ】 light weight

Kun reading compounds

  • 計る 【はかる】 to measure, to weigh, to survey, to time (sound, gauge, estimate), to conjecture, to infer, to surmise


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
liang4, liang2


  • cantidad
  • medida
  • medir
  • pesar
  • sondear


  • quantidade
  • medida
  • peso
  • quantia


  • quantité
  • mesure
  • poids
  • étudier (situation)
  • estimation
  • conjecture
734 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
630 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
600 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
544 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2141 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
743 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
973 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1741 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
411 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
417 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
435 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1804 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3119 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1598 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2180 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
179 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40138 Morohashi
2471 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6209 New Nelson (John Haig)
177 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
189 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
601 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3872 2001 Kanji
4c8.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-8 SKIP code
6010.4 Four corner code
1-46-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91cf Unicode hex code